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Clinic Director Michael P. Henry D.C.

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FAQ's about Knee Pain


  • What are the causes of knee pain?

    Knee pain can come from a multitude of causes but far and away the most common cause is joint disfunction and the arthritic changes associated with it. In both conditions inflammation in the joint space and the muscle and ligament attachments are generally what causes the pain.

  • When should you see a doctor for knee pain?

    If you are having pain and have already tried an antinflammatory diet it’s time to get some help. Knee pain is a sign of inflammation in the joint and chronic inflammation causes degenerative changes which in some cases are irreversible. In most cases the earlier we start to correct the problem the better your prognosis.

  • How is knee pain diagnosed?

    In our office we perform a thorough orthopedic and neurological exam of your knees, feet, pelvis and low back along with taking any necessary x-rays to evaluate the structures we suspect to be involved. Our goal is always to find the root cause of your pain and not just treat the inflammation in the knee itself. This approach offers much more complete and long lasting improvement for our patients.

  • What if my knee is bone on bone?

    This is a common term doctors use to describe advanced knee degeneration particularly where the joint space is difficult to visualize on x-ray. Part of our treatment approach focuses on increasing that joint space and improving the health of the cartilage that remains. Bone on bone knees are great candidates for some of our treatment options.

  • What if I have already had surgery?

    If you have already had a knee replacement but still have pain then we can rule out arthritis in the knee joint as the cause of your pain and focus on the surrounding structures. We have a very high success rate in helping patients that have had failed knee surgeries.

  • How can you treat knee pain without drugs or surgery?

    In most cases the pharmaceutical approach to knee pain is simply to reduce inflammation with steroids or anti-inflammatories, or to cover up the pain with pain killers. The surgical approach focuses on removing or replacing the damaged tissue. Neither of these approaches address the neurologic and biomechanical imbalances that lead to the inflammation and degeneration. By restoring balance to the support structures of the knee along with naturally treating the inflammation and tissue damage we can produce actual healing in the knee joint which in most cases prevents the need for further surgery.

  • What do clinical studies conclude about chiropractic care for knee pain?

    1. High Intensity Laser Therapy seems to be very effective in pain and function control in patients with KO due to its high intensity and to the depth reached by the laser ray.

    2. Laser therapy confirms to be a good non-pharmacological instrument for rapid pain control in KO.

    3. Important effects are achievable with few sessions of HILT treatment.

    4. Laser therapy provides consequential improvement in KO patient’s quality of life.

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*Our two visit guarantee refers to our office policy, that if for any reason you do not see noticeable improvement in either your pain, function, or range of motion within the first two demo treatment sessions we will not take you on as a patient or recommend any further care in our office. We estimate our success rate is around 90% within one visit, so it is very rare that we have a patient not see improvement by the end of their 2nd treatment.

*The initial start up fee fee is based on an exam charge of $100 plus one set of x-rays if necessary at $65. If you elect to use health insurance the portion you pay may be lower than advertised. A report of findings is included in this exam charge. If our doctors feel that you do not need x-rays or x-rays of more than one body area are necessary, your cost may be different than that advertised. The two trial treatment sessions are for diagnostic purposes only and are included as part of the exam fee, therefore they will not be billed as a separate service. The trial treatment sessions will consist of one or more treatment options that our doctors think you will respond best to, delivered on two separate days. These prices are subject to change. All state and federal insurance and health care regulations and laws will be followed at all times by our clinic and staff.

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