Knee Pain

Suffering from Knee Pain?

Knee pain can take you out of the game. If you are in the Chapel Hill, Raleigh, or Durham areas, advanced knee pain treatments are available to you. Knee injuries are one of the most common sources of pain these days. The causes are endless, but some of the most common reasons for pain in the knee include lower back problems, arthritis, injuries from sports, work, and life.

Knee pain may develop gradually or come on suddenly. This is because there are many causes of knee pain and because the knee is used in so many activities of daily living. Injuries to the knee should be taken seriously, evaluated promptly, and treated appropriately so the impact is not long-lasting. Even the most minor injuries should be treated early to help prevent progression.

Advanced Treatment for Knee Pain

After accurate diagnosis of the cause of knee pain, a variety of advanced knee pain treatment methods can be used to address the root cause and heal the injury. Two primary techniques used at Leigh Brain & Spine, with high success rates, are Piezo Wave and ARP Wave Therapy. This state-of-the art equipment is unique and not readily available in other doctors’ offices. The team at Leigh Brain & Spine have top-level training and implement personalized care using this high tech. equipment.

Piezo Wave Therapy for Knee Pain

Knee pain has been treated successfully for years in Europe and the United States using Piezo Wave Technology. It plays an integral part in a comprehensive treatment program for knee pain. Importantly, it is a completely non-invasive therapy that requires no surgery, no anesthesia, and no down time.

Piezo Wave Therapy can alleviate knee pain in the following ways:

  • Reduce chronic pain, including arthritis pain
  • Reduce or eliminate muscle spasms
  • Break up scar tissue for repair
  • Reduce pain from sports injuries, workplace injuries, and repetitive stress injuries

Piezo Wave Therapy is relaxing for patients but powerful for healing. It sends sound wave pulses into the knee to break up scar tissue and help the muscles, tendons, and ligaments to heal. Nothing is felt during the treatment, but you will feel progressively better after each session. Learn More about Piezo Wave Therapy HERE.

ARP Wave Therapy for Knee Pain

Another advanced treatment for knee pain is called ARP Wave Therapy. This treatment has been widely praised by doctors in the press for many years. Many times, the force of an injury can create long-term cascading effects on your knee. This can, eventually, prevent you from engaging in and enjoying the activities you love to do. ARP Wave Therapy uses a mechanism that locates and then heals the knee pain at its source. Many times, people are surprised that the pain is originating from a different spot on their knee than where they experience the pain. Pain radiates from different areas in and around the knee and can be difficult to pinpoint. Specialized equipment, like the ARP Wave, is needed to be able to find the root cause. ARP Wave therapy helps to heal the specific location of the injury once it has determined its origin.

The Benefits of ARP Wave Therapy

ARP Wave is an advanced therapy option unlike other treatments. It is a quick procedure that offers many benefits.

  • Holistic, no surgery and no medication
  • Helps to possibly eliminate the need for surgery
  • Increases range of motion, allowing you to move with ease
  • Increases blood flow in the body
  • Reduce inflammation, thus reducing pain symptoms
  • Identifies and treats the cause of the injury
  • Achieves faster results than traditional therapies

ARP Wave Therapy can help your knee heal faster with no downtime. Find out more about ARP Wave Therapy HERE.

When Should You Have Your Knee Examined?

If you have symptoms of knee pain that are consistent for more than a week it is time from an evaluation. Also, if your symptoms come and go for frequently or you have difficulty walking it is best not to delay having an evaluation so that the cause of the pain can be determined.

Symptoms of Knee Pain

Depending on the cause of the problem, the location and severity of knee pain may vary. Signs and symptoms that sometimes accompany knee pain include:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness or Instability
  • Popping or Crunching noises
  • Inability to Fully Straighten the Knee
  • Warm Feelings in the Knee

How is the Cause of Knee Pain Determined?

Obtaining an accurate diagnosis is a crucial step in the evaluation process at Leigh Brain & Spine. The doctors will utilize the clinical information provided from your history, advanced imaging techniques, and orthopedic procedures to determine the exact cause of your knee pain. Correct diagnosis will then be used to develop an individualized treatment plan.

Why Non-Surgical Solutions to Knee Pain?

Musculoskeletal treatments have made tremendous advancements over the past decade. These technologies are cleared by the FDA and provide new options for patients to help them harness their body’s natural healing potential. Another major benefit our non-surgical approach offers is little-to-no downtime. A comprehensive assessment can show you the cause of your knee pain so that you can understand your best treatment options. Contact our highly trained team for more information.

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Chiropractors FAQ

Do Chiropractors adjust all patients the same way?

No. The chiropractor evaluates each patient’s unique spinal problem and develops an individual course of care. In fact, there are many different chiropractic techniques and the chiropractor will decide which is best for each patient. The recommendations made by a chiropractor are based upon years of training and experience. Each patient’s care is uniquely different from every other patient.

Can a person who had back surgery see a chiropractor?

Yes. It’s an unfortunate fact that up to half of those who had spinal surgery discover a return of their original symptoms months or years later. They then face the prospect of additional surgery. This too common occurrence is known as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.” Chiropractors may help prevent repeated back surgeries. In fact, if chiropractic care is initially utilized back surgery can often be avoided in the first place. Some chiropractors specialize in serving those people who have had previous back surgeries and are still in pain. Spinal Decompression Therapy can be the most effective course of treatment for such a person.

Can I adjust myself?

No. Since a chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, applied in a specific direction to a specific joint, it is virtually impossible to adjust oneself correctly and accurately. It is possible to turn or bend or twist in certain ways to create a “popping” sound that sometimes accompanies a chiropractic adjustment. Unfortunately, this type of joint manipulation is usually counterproductive, often making an already unstable spine even more unstable, and can sometimes be dangerous. Adjusting the spine is not for amateurs.

Can I tell if my spine is out of alignment?

Not always. A misalignment is like a dental cavity–you may have it for a long time before symptoms appear. That’s why periodic spinal checkups are so important. Although it may be possible to know you have a misalignment, it is rarely possible to be sure you don’t. Regular spinal checkups are always a good idea, and they promote good health from the inside out.

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About Dr. Cosmas Leigh

Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Cosmas Leigh, D.C. is a pioneer in Spinal Decompression to treat spinal stenosis, herniated discs, bulging discs, and disc degeneration. Dr. Leigh was the first in his region to include the state-of-the-art DRX 9000c Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression system to his practice to reduce pain and restore function for people of all ages.