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Rudjar Good, RDH, DC
Low Back, Neck and/Or Knee Pain Killing You?
Highland Chiropractic and Patapsco Integrative Medicine and Rehab

Low Back, Neck and/Or Knee Pain Killing You?

Low Back, Neck and/Or Knee Pain Killing You?

Solution: Relief That Lasts!

Are you suffering from severe back, neck or knee pain?  When your back, neck or knees are really killing you, you might worry that something is seriously wrong.  The pain may seem unending.  The good news is that while joint pain is a major inconvenience, it is rarely an urgent medical issue.  In many cases, early treatment incorporating therapy and natural medicines can resolve your pain completely!

What Exactly Is Knee, Low Back and Neck Pain and How Do They Correlate Together?

The most common form of arthritis is caused by the breakdown of cartilage.  Your cartilage cushions the ends of your bones where they meet to form joints.  Without this protective layer, the bones rub together, causing stiffness, pain and loss of joint movement.  Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints.  Pain, swelling, and stiffness are the primary symptoms of arthritis.  Any joint in the body can be affected by the disease.  

Every part of your body has a special and unique function, but each part relies on others for optimal performance.  When your body is functioning well, you feel invincible.  When you are falling short due to an injury or illness, it’s hard to function.  The same is true with many interacting body parts.  For example, one common connection is when back pain causes knee pain. Even though the back and knee aren’t directly connected, there is a very real link that can help explain why, when your back hurts, your knees may hurt too.  When one of the joints has broken down, the surrounding muscles become involved, causing your body to overcompensate.  This is another contributing factor to triggering discomfort and pain!

There is a variety of medication available for knee pain.  These medicines include both oral and injectable medication, depending on the source of your pain. A holistic, global approach with physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, and integrative medicine, which utilizes natural substances that are not harmful to your body is the best way to treat knee pain.

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