Tag: knee pain

Up to a third of all knee replacement surgery have people regretting the decision according to the British Medical Journal.

Up to a third of all knee replacement surgery have people regretting the decision according to the British Medical Journal. Should you have a knee replacement done when the doctor tells you that your knee is bone on bone?  According to a 2017 study in the BMJ, not so fast. Many of our patients have had successful knee replacements.  Prosthetic knees are not the same as your original knees, and they have functional limitations and an estimated lifespan of 20 years, which is why doctors recommend that you have this done in your later years if medically necessary. Prosthetic knees Read More »

Men’s Journal suggests 5 times you should see your chiropractor in addition to back pain.

Men’s Journal suggests 5 times you should see your chiropractor in addition to back pain. The effectiveness of chiropractic for back pain has been documented and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Patients also visit chiropractors for many other musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, headaches,  shoulder pain, knee pain, hip pain, sports injuries and even plantar fasciitis. The healthcare system has often treated many of our complaints as if they are separate and distinct conditions.  If you have a symptom,  there is a specialist for every body part or system. Unlike the medical approach that relies on primary Read More »

Is your chronic neck and back pain due to a DNA shaped spine?

Is your chronic neck and back pain due to a DNA shaped spine? Back pain, neck pain, shoulder problems and many other painful conditions often have a common mechanism behind them. This mechanism of compensation is part of an inherited series of traits that are unique to each of us. If you recently visited your doctor for problems such as back or neck problems, they evaluate the painful part, but other than your weight and blood pressure, will likely not ask you about other areas of your body that may have been painful in the past.  Ironically, these other clues would be Read More »

Should you push through the pain of a sports injury without understanding the problem first?

Should you push through the pain of a sports injury without understanding the problem first? The idea of pushing through the pain of a sports injury has been taught to generations of athletes.   Is this a good idea or are you increasing the odds of having a larger problem develop because you didn’t listen to your body? Can you tell the difference between training soreness and an injury? We are used to our how our body feels and functions and we consider this to be normal.  Is there a normal or is there normal bias based on the definition Read More »

Hip pain; The myths of bursitis and overuse and how to feel normal again without drugs or injections.

Hip pain; The myths of bursitis and overuse and how to feel normal again without drugs or injections. Have you experienced hip bursitis pain that does not self resolve, or resolve with traditional treatment approaches? The healthcare provider you see first can mean the difference between months of agony and a litany of secondary problems or effective fast relief. Hip bursitis treatment is often ineffective because where you hurt is often not why you hurt. We are now learning that many treatments such as  shoulder impingement surgery or meniscus surgery for the knee are often ineffective for the same reasons. Depending on what Read More »