At Accelerate Chiropractic, we take care of a wide array of knee problems. Chronic knee problems can be extremely debilitating and tremendously limit the lifestyle of someone who has them. Many patients who come to us with knee problems have been told that they need surgery and/or that they are “bone on bone”. The instance of “bone on bone” does NOT equal surgery. In fact, research shows that arthroscopic surgery for the knee is useless, regardless of whether there is arthritis (“bone on bone”) or not (Thorlund et al., 2015).
We pride ourselves on being able to help those who consider this their “last resort.” Generally speaking, most of the knee patients that come to Accelerate Chiropractic have been dealing with knee problems for a significant period of time. They have commonly seen many doctors and are considered by some doctors to be the worst of the worst.
Dr. Bartemus takes a wide spectrum approach to knee patients. It may be true that you have arthritis in your knees or they pop and click when you walk; but there may be more to your knee problem than meets the eye. We will do a thorough assessment of all nerve function in the lower extremities, reflexes, muscular control and balance of the lower legs, hip and sacroiliac function and your feet. All of these factors can play into a knee problem. You don’t just get bad knees for no reason. According to research, it is possible that your knee pain is due to an underlying metabolic issue, such as a chronic silent infection.
After we have done a full assessment we will let you know if you qualify for our knee program. If you do, your care program may consist of one or more of the following:
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Knee alignments
- Soft Tissue work
- Hip alignments
- Sacroiliac work
- Low Back alignments
If we accept you, our goal of care will be to help you avoid surgery, tremendously decrease or completely eliminate pain and improve stability and range of motion. If for any reason we believe that your knee problem is too serious for this program to correct we will tell you that.
To schedule an appointment to see if Accelerate Chiropractic can help you overcome your knee problem, call 704-895-2240.