At Sydney Chiropractic and Massage, knee osteoarthritis (OA) and associated knee pain is a common condition that our Sydney chiropractor has expertise in treating. It is considered the most common joint disorder in the world, It is one of the most frequent causes of pain, loss of function and disability in adults. As the knee and hips are considered load bearing joints they are most commonly affected. (1) A commonly prescribed supplement for OA of the knee and related knee pain and dysfunction is glucosamine, However, findings by researchers have been mixed.
In some rare cases x-rays and more advanced imaging such as MRI’s and CT scans are needed in order to rule out an underlying pathology that may be causing you back pain, such as; cancer, infections, fractures, systemic arthritities such as Rheumatoid arthritis etc… These instances are only very rare and for the most part imaging is not needed for non specific or mechanical type back pain, However an assessment by a chiropractor or physiotherapist or general practitioner may be needed to determine if further investigations may be required.
As a chiropractor, Steve Lockhart Myotherapist & remedial massage therapist; whenever i treat someone with back pain or injury I never just look at the muscles, joints or body parts in isolation, I always looks for ‘lines’ of tension that run through out the entire body. After treating 1000’s of people as a SLM practitioner and remedial massage therapist over the past decade and more recently as a chiropractor.