Natural Knee Pain Treatment
Knee pain is the second most common cause of chronic pain in the United States. With sedentary behavior, obesity, and spinal disorders on the rise, the prevalence of knee pain has been increasing at an alarming rate. If you suspect that your knee pain is connected to an injury along your spine or neck, our upper cervical treatment program may be the key to identifying and remedying the underlying cause of your discomfort.
Symptoms of Knee Pain
While symptom severity and frequency will vary between patients, most instances of knee pain will be marked by at least one of the following features:
- Dull or shooting pain in the knee joints
- Shooting pains along the upper and lower leg
- Swelling around the knee
- Limping or altered gait
- Limited range of motion in the leg
- Popping or crunching sound when the knee is moved
How the Upper Cervical Spine Affects Knee Pain
As mentioned above, injuries or misalignments along the upper cervical spine are major risk factors for developing a degenerative joint condition. If a patient is suffering from a vertebral misalignment along the upper cervical spine, the resulting musculoskeletal compression can lead to significant tightening in the muscles and ligaments around the knee and hip. Without targeted upper cervical treatment, this build-up in tension will eventually strain the surrounding musculature and inflame the joint itself, inevitably leading to hip pain and long-term mobility issues.
How Our Upper Cervical Treatment for Knee Pain Works
By targeting the upper cervical spine for treatment, we hope to re-engage the body’s natural healing mechanisms in order to improve stationary posture and relieve tension on the knees.
Before we can get started with our treatment program for knee pain, we first need to determine whether a patient is actually suffering from a misalignment in their upper cervical vertebra. This process typically begins with one of our friendly team members performing a number of objective chiropractic tests along the neck and back. If there are indicators of inflammation or vertebral subluxation, we will use a Cone Beam CT (CBCT) scan to determine the exact angle and orientation of the potential misalignment.
Once a misalignment is identified and assessed, out team will put together a customized adjustment plan for correcting the misaligned vertebra. Don’t worry, we are trained to use gentle adjustment techniques and avoid any methods that crack, twist, or pull on the neck and spine.
We offer treatment for knee pain in Las Vegas and the greater Clark County area. However, our chiropractors are also available in several neighboring states, including California, Utah, and Arizona.