In the video above the secret to helping patients with chronic knee pain is revealed, but if you didn't know what to look for you would easily overlook it (As do most orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists,and chiropractors). Pay attention the largest muscle in the upper leg the quadriceps. It is responsible for a majority of function of the knee joint. It is innervated by the femoral nerve which comes from the L2, L3, and L4 nerve roots from the lower back.
A very common scenario for people suffering from chronic degenerative knee pain is that there has been some insult, compression or irritation of one or more of these nerve roots that control the strength and function of the 4 muscles of the quadriceps. What do you think would happen to a muscle that had decreased nerve function? If you said, "It would become weak," you're right! And the majority of the time it is not an abrupt injury or accident that a patient would be able to pinpoint. It happens slowly and incrementally over time.
When the muscles of the knee become weaker the function of the knee joint is not as 'tight' or finely tuned, so there exists an ever so slight 'sloppiness' in the knee and that's what causes and contributes to the joint and cartilage to wearing down slowly over time. This can lead to 'bone-on'bone' type scenarios and can also lead to meniscus tears. In our chronic knee pain treatment protocol we locate, detect, and then correct the weakness, thereby giving strength back to the muscle so that the joint can function more properly. We use a hands-on manual neuro-muscular technique that 'turns the nerves back on' as well as laser therapy, along with other modalities to restore knee function and get rid of knee pain.
In many cases, even when you've been told a knee replacement is 'inevitable', once the function can be restored this leads to far less pain, less vulnerability and improved outcomes for chronic knee pain or for those looking to avoid surgery. Most patients know within 2 treatments if this type of all-natural knee pain treatment is going to be successful. You can reach our office here.