Let’s Talk About Knee Pain

Did you know?

  • Knee pain on the whole is a very common condition and frequent problem presenting to general practitioners. The overall prevalence of knee pain in the population is approximately 19%.

Source: https://www.myvmc.com/diseases/knee-pain/

  • Men: It is estimated that the overall prevalence of knee pain for men of all ages is between 15 and 20%. A study in the US showed that approximately 18% of men aged 60 years and older reported knee pain and the incidence increases steadily with age.

Source: https://www.myvmc.com/diseases/knee-pain/

  • Women: The overall prevalence of knee pain in women is approximately 20%. A study in the US showed that approximately 23% of women aged 60 years and older reported knee pain.

Source: https://www.myvmc.com/diseases/knee-pain/

  • More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. With an aging population staying in the workforce longer and obesity on the rise, demand for total knee replacement surgery is expected to exceed 3 million by the year 2030.

 Source: http://www.anationinmotion.org/value/knee/

 

What causes knee pain?

 Knee pain can be caused by muscle imbalance, repetitive strain and injury to the muscles, ligaments and cartilage surrounding the knee.  Pressure on the nerves in the lower back can be the cause of weakness and or pain in your knee, allowing it to become more easily injured.

 

How do you treat knee pain?

 Chiropractic care is very successful in relieving and correcting these painful conditions without the use of drugs.

 

Where can I go for help?

To see if chiropractor may be able to help you call (402) 375-3450 today for a complimentary consultation.

Let’s Talk About Sciatica

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is defined as pain that radiates from the lower back into the buttocks and down the back of

one or both legs, caused by the irritation of the sciatic nerves, the largest nerves of the body.

 

What are the symptoms of Sciatica?

-Sensation changes on the sole of the foot or back of the calf

-Numbness, tingling, burning, pain in the back of calf or the sole of the foot

-Weakness of the knee or foot

-Difficulty walking

 

In severe cases:

-Inability to move the foot or bend the knee

 

Where are Sciatic nerves located?

There are 5 pairs of nerves that exit the spine in the lower back.

These nerves makeup what we know as the sciatic nerves.

 

What happens if those nerves are misaligned?

If the vertebrae or bones in the lower back are out of place; or the disc between the vertebrae are swollen,

bulged or herniated, the result is pressure on those nearby nerves.

This can cause tremendous pain and normal daily activities become almost impossible.

 

What does treatment look like?

Chiropractic care works on correcting misaligned or out of place vertebrae and

can remove the pressure placed on the sciatic nerve, reducing pain and improving flexibility and function.

 

Where can I go for help?

To see if a chiropractor may be able to help you call (402) 375-3450 today for a complimentary consultation.