“Evan, I’ve tried everything – PT, Chiro, acupuncture, dry needling. Nothing is working for me. The doctor tells me this knee pain is something I just have to live with until I’m old enough to have the knee replaced. The only relief I’ll find from the knee pain is through painkillers. I just feel like my body is too young to be breaking down like this. Can Neuro Therapy help me?”
This is a question I received from a 42 year old woman several months ago regarding her chronic knee pain. I’ve heard similar versions over the years from men and women who have basically been told to ‘give up’ the fight against knee pain. “It’s just something you’ll have to live with,” the doctor tells them.
What kind of prognosis is that for a 42 year old person (who’s been active their entire life) to hear? I have to live with it? Live without working out? Live without playing sports? Live without being able to demonstrate the importance of exercise to my kids? Live life dreading simple actions like climbing the stairs or walking in heels? I don’t think so.
Read more about some of the activities our clients have gotten back to AFTER knee pain
The good news is – you don’t have to live life that way. And you don’t need to rely on painkillers. And you don’t need surgery. Neuro Therapy is a little different than other things you might have tried in the past.
Through Neuro Therapy, we are able to identify and target the exact muscles that are causing your knee pain. Over time, the brain can develop ‘bad habits’ and start using muscles improperly. When muscles don’t do their job properly, other parts of the body must pick up the slack and do more work than they were designed to do (tendons, ligaments, joints, your knees, etc.). When our knees start doing more work than they were designed for, the result is knee pain.
So what muscles are causing your knee pain? The thing is – different muscles may be causing knee pain for different people. In person A, we may find the brain has learned to use the calf and hamstring improperly. In person B, we could find issues in the hip and quad that are leading to knee pain. Your knee pain requires an individualized approach. And that is the difference that Neuro Therapy offers.
Neuro Therapy finds the exact muscles that are causing YOUR knee pain. We aren’t working from a book (like some PTs) that tells us what causes knee pain for most people. Because you may not be most people - your knee pain deserves an approach tailored to your body.
Once we find those muscles, our job is to convince the brain to start using them properly again. I wish I could say it’s as easy as flipping the light switch. But it isn’t – it takes a lot of hard, intense work over a few weeks. We refuse to coddle people with light weight and in-home exercises. We will push you to work at high intensities knowing that the reward is much greater than any temporary discomfort. Luckily, I know the people who read this blog are the kind of people who will put that work in if it means getting back to an active lifestyle.
If you are willing to put in the work, Neuro Therapy can help reduce your knee pain and get you back to doing the things you love.
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We offer a few free knee pain discovery sessions each week, so be sure to ask if we have any available in the upcoming weeks. A discovery session includes a movement assessment, body screening, and introduction to the therapy. You will leave the discovery session knowing what muscles are causing your knee pain and with reduced pain.
You can also give us a call at 904-479-0277. to speak directly to one of our team members.
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Evan Lewis is a nationwide leader in Neuro Therapy and founded the Baltimore area's only specialist Neuro Therapy facility.
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