Knee Pain

Knee Pain?

Knee Pain Does Not Mean You Need Knee Replacement Surgery !

This complimentary report will provide you information about knee pain, a troubling and painful condition.

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Jack D. Adrian, D.C. – Troy

ChiroCenter of Troy

339-5556

Meniscal Rebalancing Technique (MRT) A New, Non-Drug, Non-Surgical Technique For Knee Pain

A person with a bad knee knows how often it gets in the way of doing the things they want and need to do in daily life.

Because the knee is a weight bearing joint, knee pain affects almost everything we do that requires mobility, including those things most of us have usually taken for granted.  For many knee pain makes it hurts to walk, stand, stoop, get out of chair, or to go up or down stairs – and a bad knee can also cause weight challenges because knee pain makes it hurts to move,.work,or exercise; inhibiting people from parcipitating in metabolism raising activities.

Additionally, routine activities of living, work, social and recreational activities are often inhibited, restricted or avoided because of knee pain.

UNBALANCED WEIGHT BEARING – THE CAUSE OF MOST CHRONIC KNEE PAIN

Chronic knee pain is a huge problem for many people.   The word chronic means of long-term origin.  The leading cause of most chronic knee pain is a lifetime of unbalanced weight bearing upon the knee joint that when left unaddressed over many years leads to weakness of the ligaments, often resulting in long-term misalignment of the knee joint.

The reason most weight imbalances are never addressed early on is because most people are unaware they exist, as they usually don’t produce pain until the later stages of distress.   Degeneration in the knee happens slowly and silently at first, and can go on for years and years with much of  the damage in the knee taking place long before knee pain or other symptoms ever appear.

Just like “clogging” in the arteries leading to a heart attack builds for decades without any sign or symptoms before heart trouble, chronic degeneration of the knee can also continue on for many years before knee pain begins to appear.

SMALL MISALIGNMENTS CAN MEAN MAJOR PAIN!

The knee is known as a hinge joint.  Just like any hinge (such as one on a gate) that is even slightly misaligned, it can wear unevenly and go through a long process of break down before the hinge begins to dysfunction.

Knee joint misalignments are a far greater factor in knee pain than most doctors realize, leading to many unnecessary surgeries.  As little as a 1/8th inch misalignment of the knee joint can cause serious pain and dysfunction. This leads to wearing of the meniscus as well as other aspects of the knee, and a distortion (stretching) of the ligaments necessary to hold the joint in proper alignment.

DIFFERENT SYMPTOMS FOR DIFFERENT CHALLENGES

A bad knee comes with different kinds of symptoms. One can have pain on either side of the knee, under, over or inside the knee cap, behind the knee, up the leg or down into the shin – all usually leading to weakness, unstable walking and an increased chance of falls.  It essentially depends upon what type of misalignment has occurred, and to what extent.

While not everyone with knee pain experiences visible inflammation, many people have swelling on their knee.  This used to be called “water on the knee” but is a term mostly no longer used.  They would have this swelling drained and it would offer short-term relief, but the swelling would return because the underlying misalignment – the reason the swelling occurred in the first place – was never being addressed.

THE KNEE BONES CONNECTED TO THE…..

When we were younger most of us heard the funny little song,  “The ankle bone’s connected to the shin bone, the shin bones connected to the knee bone, the knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone, that’s connected to the pelvis bone – the back bone – and so on.” The NOT so funny part about this song is that it’s ALL true.  The function of your knees depends upon the function of ALL the bones around your knees…. in relationship with your knees.

Just like in the song, what causes the knee to become distorted is usually an imbalance problem above or below the knee – in the pelvis, spine or feet – which causes the body to lean slightly forward more than it should – or more to one side then the other – and which therefore exerts more weight on one portion of the knee than the other side, wearing down the over weighted portion, hence the term – unbalanced weight bearing.

Because of this, the tibia and fibula become misaligned with the femur above, crimping and pinching the meniscus and other internal structures of the knee.  It’s much like an uneven load being pushed in a wheel barrow. It causes you to wear out first on the heavy side.  When this happens over many years, the side of the knee that is holding the most weight, whether it’s the inside or the out, begins to wear out first – leading to pain.

Once the causes of this uneven weight bearing are located, by utilizing various in-office procedures to realign the bones of (and surrounding) the knee, and to bring rebalance to the distorted weight bearing challenges that are causing the pain, proper weight bearing between the three major bones of the knee can often be resumed – with knee pain very often being brought under control.   It’s much like re-aligning a fence post so the gate can open and close better again.

If these misalignments and imbalanced weight distribution problems are not brought under control in time, and the chronic degeneration is allowed to continue, the odds of you eventually having to have a knee replacement surgery on down the road are greatly enhanced. If you can avoid it you just don’t want a surgeon going in there and cutting out your knee joint and replacing it with what amounts to be high-priced washing machine parts – for even with a successful surgery, the mechanical joint is seldom as stable and secure as your natural knee.

CORTISONE AND SILICONE INJECTIONS ARE SELDOM LONG-TERM ANSWERS FOR KNEE PAIN

Living with knee pain is obviously not a pleasant thing to deal with, but shy of radical replacement surgery there have been very few long-term options for most people, which is one more reason why knee pain is so prevalent.

The most common temporary intervention has always been cortisone injections.  We’ve all heard cortisone can be a dangerous drug, and it is.  It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory but has limited time value in controlling pain.

Cortisone can only be used sparingly because it erodes and eats away bone tissue – with the potential of bringing about brittle bones, making the joints weaker – and leading to an the increased chance of a break or fracture of an all important weight bearing joint.  Because of this, most doctors are hesitant to provide more than two or three cortisone injetions per year.   They seldom provide enough relief to last long-term.

One of the more recent procedures for knee pain being touted is silicone injections into the knee.  They are quite expensive.  Figures as high as $1,600 per knee for the series of three recommended injections are common, and even if they do work they usually need repeated once or twice per year.

However, if one will do just a little research you’ll find about half of those who’ve had these injections say they simply didn’t work – with many not experiencing even 6 minutes of relief – much less the 6 months they advertise.  Clinically, most of our patients say something similar and we’ve yet to find many people who say they found much help with these injections – for very long.

These drugs are considered a blessing for some, but even when they do provide temporary relief THEY NEVER ADDRESS THE TRUE CAUSE of the underlying knee problemthat of chronic, long-term misalignment of the joint, which speaks of the typical temporariness of this procedure.

SURGERY WORKS – UNLESS IT DOESN’T

For many people, knee replacement surgery has been their only option.  When it works it’s often considered a miracle, but like any surgical procedure it doesn’t always work.   Additionally, surgeons often hesitate to recommend replacement surgery to someone with other health problems, or those very much overweight – due to an increased risk of post-surgical complications.   On the other end of the spectrum are those too young for knee replacement surgery, as the replacement mechanism often fails and needs replaced again later in life.

The post-surgical rehab process after knee surgery can also be long and stressful; with a high chance the replacement joint won’t work as well as did your natural knee.  About 40% of our patients state they still have pain and/or various forms of dysfunction after their knee replacement surgery.  We’ve seen some patients in our office with as many a three different knee replacement surgeries and the knee still isn’t right – with some experiencing worse pain than before their first surgery.   For each person who says they had a successful experience with knee replacement surgery, there seems to be another who says they “wouldn’t go through it again for anything.”   I’m certainly in favor of surgery if it is truly needed, but because of all these factors and more, surgery should be viewed only as a last resort – – and only if everything else should fail.

Additionally, by the time it’s over, knee replacement is generally a $40,000 – $50,000 proposal – and that’s if it doesn’t come with post-surgical complications or need to be repeated.

With these things in mind, I would like to introduce you to the most promising new treatment for knee pain that I’ve experienced in 3 decades of practice!   It’s called Meniscal Rebalancing Technique (MRT) and most of the results we’ve seen clinically in all our offices have been extremely favorable.

MRT – A NATUAL, CONSERVATIVE APPROACH TO KNEE PAIN

The primary tool used in MRT is known as an Arthrostim.  That’s a word meaning “joint stimulator.”  The Arthrostim sends gentle pulsations of energy into the misaligned joints of your knee, and in knowing how to direct these pulsations in various forms of misalignment, aids in the rebalancing and realignment of your global knee structure.   In other words, rather than radically shifting the joints, which could be painful, the Arthrostim gently pulses the joints back into their proper positions.  Depending upon your specific type of knee misalignment, there are several other tools we can utilize to help you get the best results your body is capable of giving you.

NO DRUGS, NO SURGERY & COMES WITH A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF SUCCESS

MRT is DRUGLESS, NON-SURGICAL and REQUIRES NO INJECTIONS. The treatments each take about 20 – 30 minutes and are extremely safe. A vast majority of our knee patients experience a 20-40% reduction of pain after just their first 2-3 sessions, with some patients receiving an even greater percentage than that.  For others it takes a while longer to get the momentum moving in their favor before the pain begins to dissipate.

In fact, the vast majority of patients after just their first treatment are able to walk out of the office with at least some less pain than they walked in with.   For those who follow our recommendations and commit to the treatment program, 75-100% reduction of pain is quite common – with most of it long lasting.

A few people do have knee problems that have degenerated beyond the ability for our technique to help, but these are fairly rare and far between.   On the other side of that is the majority of patients who are able to resume the activities they enjoy most with much less; even no pain.  Even those who have been told their knee is filled with arthritis frequently receive very good results, as do many people who’ve been told they are “bone on bone.”  For many the relief is permanent, while some others do need a periodic treatment here and there after their initial program in order to continue to experience optimal function.  This is usually minimal and addressed on an individual basis.

ALWAYS WORKING WITH THE STRUCTURE YOU HAVE LEFT

As with any procedure in health care, results can never be guaranteed.  Your results are always dependent upon your body’s ability to accept positive change.  We’re always working with the structure you have left. We have many testimonials of people in their 70’s and 80’s who could barely bend their knees before coming in, who walked with severe pain, couldn’t easily navigate steps or even get out of chair – that are now doing well and have resumed activities they once had to give up.  How well you respond with MRT depends upon many things, including the type, cause and extent of your knee challenges, the degree of involved weight bearing imbalance, the specific type of misalignment, your willingness to follow instructions, the health of your knee and your overall health in general, to name just a few.   Age alone seldom has much to do with it.

Of special notation: This technique is not for those who have already undergone knee replacement surgery.  Your natural knee joint has already been destroyed through surgical altercation and there is little we can do in this situation.

IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN JUST KNEE PAIN

With MRT, it’s very important to understand we are not JUST addressing knee pain.  WHAT WE’RE REALLY DOING is giving you the best chance we possibly can of PREVENTING KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY in the future, which is what knee misalignment frequently evolves into if left undetected and unaddressed.   It’s an approach all of our patients respect.

In the end, if MRT doesn’t work for you, you can always have more radical procedures performed later.  However, with knee replacement surgery, once done there is no turning back to a more conservative approach.   Knee replacement surgery is indeed necessary for some people, but as we have seen with many of our patients, and suspect with so many others……….

A TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT is a VERY EXTREME MEASURE TO TAKE for a condition as common as knee misalignment, and which goes undetected in so many people with knee pain.

How Do I Get Started?

Many people find their lives disrupted for years and never get anywhere toward defeating knee pain because few physicians know how to address misalignment issues of the knee.  If you’re discouraged because the answer remains elusive in spite of all you’ve done, or if you are contemplating knee replacement surgery, WAIT!  You haven’t tried everything until you’ve tried MRT!

We’ve helped hundreds of people with knee pain – even many that we’ve been able to take off the surgery schedule. MRT may be able to help you get rid of the misery of knee pain without the risk of knee replacement surgery.  A complimentary conference with the doctor will allow us to discuss your concerns and decide upon the best approach for youThe percentage of success is very high. Hopefully you can be the next person to benefit from this wonderful new non-surgical treatment for knee pain.

Call us today at 339-5556.  We’re ready to help………… 

Jack D. Adrian, D.C.

2850 S. Co. Rd. 25A

Troy, Ohio 45373

937‐ 339‐5556

(Across from Erwin Chrysler)

Our Website: DrJackAdrian.com

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