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December 11, 2018 Back Pain Treatment

Preparing for the holiday season can be fun, but it can also play havoc on your back. Putting up decorations, lining up to buy gifts, overeating, and long car journeys to visit relatives can all aggravate back pain. To avoid suffering through the holidays without resorting to surgery or pain medication, these lower back stretches will help strengthen your back and release any built-up tension. 

For a pain-free holiday season, try out these stretches for lower back pain. Of course, always check with your doctor before performing any exercises.

Drawing in Move

Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart. Take a deep breath in and then breathe out, pulling your belly button towards your spine. Be sure to engage your abdominal muscles without tilting your hips. Hold this move for five seconds, release, and then repeat four more times. 

By working the transverse abdominis, this is one of many effective lower back stretches thanks to the way it supports and stabilizes the spinal joints.  

Lying Spine Twist

Lie flat on your back, bend your left leg and draw it towards your body. Twist your left knee toward your right side and follow through with your right hip until your knee is touching the floor. Hold your knee down with your right hand if necessary. Now, stretch out your left arm and turn your head to your left to stretch out your lower back and waist. Hold this move for at least 30 seconds and then repeat on the opposite side. 

Sitting Spine Twist

This is a great alternative to the lying twist as you can do it just about anywhere, as long as you’re sitting down. Come forwards in your chair and then twist your upper body to the right. Grip onto the chair back or arm for support and force yourself deeper into the stretch. Hold this position for at least 10 seconds and then repeat on the opposite side. As well as being simple to perform, it’s also one of the best stretches for lower back pain and helps with bad posture

Cat-Cow Pose for Spinal Release

On all fours, make sure your knees are under your hips and your hands are under your shoulders. Keep your back in the tabletop position, and your head neutral as you look down at the mat. First, ease into the cow pose by directing your belly towards the mat. Lift your chest and gaze upwards, and keep your shoulders away from your ears. Hold for three seconds and then ease into the cat pose, forcing your belly up and rounding your back as your chin is drawn towards your chest. 

Hold this for three seconds then go back to cow pose, repeating this flowing movement from one pose to another around 20 times. 

The Best Exercises for Lower Back Pain

With these exercises for lower back pain to help you through the holidays, you’ll be sure to enjoy all the festive cheer with a lot less pain. That said, if you find that your lower back continues to bother you into the New Year, you may need to explore other treatment options for your back pain.  

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today. 


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November 22, 2018 Neuropathy Treatment

Over 6% of children have been diagnosed with ADHD by the time they’re seven years old. But pushing your child full of ADHD medications isn’t always the best way to handle treatment. If you’re looking for a drug-free option for your child, you’re in luck.

Keep reading to learn how neurofeedback therapy can be a valuable treatment method for anyone struggling with ADHD.

What Is Neurofeedback?

Your brain produces five different types of electrical signals. Each of these signals, called alpha waves, beta waves, gamma waves, delta waves, and theta waves, cycle at varying frequencies. These electrical waves make up the basis of neurofeedback. People with ADHD have too many theta waves and not enough beta waves. This is what causes ADHD symptoms.

Brain function is linked to behavior. When a person’s behavior changes, so does their brain function. When a person has a shift in their brain function, their behavior alters as well. Neurofeedback changes the symptoms of ADHD by changing the brain function. And they do this by accounting for the differences in brain waves.

By using an electroencephalograph (or EEG) device, neurofeedback can measure each of your brain’s electrical signals. This allows the neurofeedback provider to watch an ongoing screen printout of the patient’s brain waves during the session. Depending on the brain waves, the provider will instruct the patient to perform different tasks. These tasks might be matched with sounds or other stimuli to help the brain process the information in a new way. This can interrupt or change brain function.

Neurofeedback therapy allows a patient to change their beta and theta waves over an extended period of time. As these change, the symptoms of ADHD improve.

Does This Neurofeedback Therapy Help ADHD?

Neurofeedback as a treatment for ADHD is a relatively new science. Because of this, the research is limited. However, according to some results of this research, neurofeedback therapy does appear to reduce symptoms of ADHD. It’s important to remember that the effectiveness of this treatment can vary for each person. In general, neurofeedback therapy does provide a treatment option for people with ADHD that can relieve symptoms.

How to Choose Neurofeedback for ADHD Treatment

If other ADHD treatments aren’t working for you or your child, neurofeedback therapy may be able to help. It’s also a good route to choose if you want to avoid giving your child a lot of medication.

For more information on neurofeedback treatment for ADHD, schedule an appointment with our doctors to see if neurofeedback is right for you or your child.

Wondering if neurofeedback therapy is an effective treatment strategy for other mental illnesses as well? Take a look at this guide to learn how it can help relieve depression.


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October 3, 2018 BrainCore

If you’ve experienced any form of mental irregularity for some time and are still looking for a way to find help, you may find your answer in a new form of therapy.

Modern science allows us to examine the production of brainwaves in the human brain. Brainwaves reflect a lot about what a person is doing and experiencing at the moment, and the healthy production of brainwaves usually signifies a healthy mind.

The other side of this is that irregular brainwave production can signify an unhealthy brain. Research into brainwaves has led some doctors to treat patients with something called neurofeedback or BrainCore therapy.

What is BrainCore Therapy?

BrainCore therapy seeks to adjust a person’s brainwave production to a healthy point. This means analyzing the irregularities in wave production, identifying what mental health issues the patient is experiencing, and conducting therapy to try and help the patient produce healthy waves again.

But what do we know about waves? We know that there are four primary forms of brainwave and each one relates to a different element of our consciousness. When one gets thrown out of balance or produced unnaturally, we experience some form of mental illness.

Delta waves arise primarily when a person is asleep. They’re typically produced in stage 3 NREM sleep and are more active in women. Interestingly, females across mammal species show higher levels of delta waves.

Theta waves, on the other hand, are produced as we’re falling asleep. These waves are also more present in those who have developed the skill of meditation. Low-level meditation creates a small increase in theta waves, while “no thought” meditation brings significant changes.

Alpha waves are produced while we are in a relaxed state. When we are calm and collected, this means that our alpha waves are in balance. Beta waves are produced when we’re focusing on the outside world.

Studying, analyzing, and engaging with others produces beta waves.

How Therapy Works

Brainwave patterns are collected when a patient is analyzed by an EEG. As the patient works on games, watches videos, or listens to music as the technology reads the balance of brainwaves. Interestingly, the game, movie, or music will change as the person’s brainwaves move in and out of balance. This is a form of neurofeedback, and patients gradually learn to control and change their brainwaves as the data is presented to them.

Because the person’s brainwaves are controlling the data in front of them, they are able to see how their brain is operating in real time. As the patient progresses in therapy, they begin to recognize patterns and associate emotions with certain brainwave abnormalities.

The hope is that through this they will learn to change their own brainwaves back to a healthy state.

What Does Braincore Therapy Treat?

Braincore Therapy utilizes neurofeedback to reduce or reverse the symptoms of brain-based conditions including:

Memory Loss – pre-Alzheimers & pre-dementia
Depression
Fibromyalgia
Anxiety/Panic Attacks
ADD/ADHD
PTSD
Insomnia
Autism
Learning Disorders

You Don’t Always Need a Prescription Drug

The great part about BrainCore therapy is that there are no prescriptions. All of the work is done by the patient themselves. This means that there are no side-effects and no long-term health risks.

You don’t always need to take the route that requires dangerous medication. Even in physical ailments, there are often ways to treat your body that have no known side effects.

Contact the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic to learn more about Braincore Therapy treatment


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September 24, 2018 Back Pain Treatment

If you’re over 18, chances are you’ve experienced lower back pain. According to the National Institute of Health, 80% of American adults will experience this pain once in their lives. In fact, it is the leading cause of workplace disability and the second most common reason for call-offs in the US.

If you suffer from pain but prefer to avoid medication, this article is for you. In it, we outline four of the best lower back exercises you can do to ease your discomfort.

The Best Lower Back Exercises to Manage Your Pain

Before undertaking any exercise, speak with your doctor to ensure you won’t damage your back further. Relief depends on what is causing the discomfort, but these simple stretches and exercises may help.

1. Hamstring Stretches

When hip flexors (the muscles stretching over the top of the thigh and pelvis) are too short, the lower back over-arches. When hamstrings are tight, the back is flattened.

Either of these conditions stresses the muscles and causes pain, which can be relieved with a hamstring stretch.

Try a chair hamstring stretch to start. Sit with one leg straightened and its heel on the floor. Bend your other knee and place your foot flat on the floor. Keep your spine straight as you reach for the toes on the extended leg, stopping when you feel your hamstring stretch.

Repeat with the other leg.

2. Knee to Chest

The knee-to-chest is an excellent stretch for your lower back muscles that may reduce joint stiffness and flexibility.

Lie on your back in the supine position. Your knees should be bent and your feet flat on the floor.

Raise one knee so that you can interlace your hands below the knee and gently pull it towards your bottom. Hold for a few seconds, release the leg and complete the exercise using the other leg.

3. Bridging

Studies indicate the gluteus maximus is the main stabilizer for the sacroiliac joint, which connects the sacrum with the pelvis. In strengthening these muscles, individuals experience less discomfort.

Lie face-up on the floor with your arms at your sides. Bend your knees and place your feet flat on the ground.

Lift your hips skyward until your knees, hips, and shoulders are in a straight line. During this time, your weight should be placed on your shoulders and feet, not your back.

Hold for two seconds, lower slowly to the ground and repeat.

4. Water Exercises

Water is fantastic for relieving pain because it takes weight off the joints, providing relief. Water exercises involve a range of movements that vary depending on the program.

If you’re completing this alone or with a friend, start by wading or lunging forward and backward in waist-high water. Aim for three sets of 10 lunges.

Next, hold onto a wall with one hand for support. Standing still, extend one leg straight in front of you, then move it to extend the appendage behind you. Do three sets of 10 for each leg.

Finally, move to the deep end. Using a floatation belt, bring your knees to your chest and down again 10 times.

These exercises stretch your hip and work the abdominal muscles.

What If These Don’t Help?

Sometimes, even the best lower back pain exercises aren’t enough to relieve an injured spine. For these times, it’s best to consult with a trusted professional. At the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic, Inc., we’ll work with you to discover the cause of your pain and to find a solution. Call us to schedule an appointment or submit a query online.

Don’t let the pain interfere with your daily life.


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September 12, 2018 Chiropractic

Around 22 million Americans visit chiropractors every year with close to 8 million visiting a chiropractor due to back pain.

Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation, spinal decompression, or other therapies as a drug-free, alternative to surgery for chronic pain in the back and neck.

If you live in or around to the Villages(R) community and are looking for a chiropractor near you, read on. We’ll explain everything you need to know about how to choose a chiropractor you will be happy with.

Ask For Recommendations

The best way to find a good chiropractor in the Villages is to ask other medical professionals you work with. You could ask your family doctor or physical therapist for a recommendation.

As these people work in the medical field, they might have heard colleague or other patients share their experiences with local chiropractors. You could say something along the lines of “which chiropractor would you recommend to a family member that was experiencing back pain?”

You might also ask friends, neighbors or co-workers if they know of a good chiropractor who has helped someone with your type of pain.

After you’ve gathered a short list of potential chiropractors, you can begin to do your research.

Confirm Credentials

Anytime you’re putting your health and wellness into somebody’s hands, you should make sure to find a certified practitioner. When a chiropractor is licensed, he or she will have the necessary skills and training to give you the best treatment possible. Look on a chiropractor’s website to review their education. Then check that their school is a member of the Council on Chiropractic Education.

Read Testimonials of The Villages(R) Chiropractors

Now, take a few minutes to look at the chiropractor’s reviews. You can find these online including on the chiropractor’s website and social media sites. It’s normal to some negative reviews. You have to take these with a grain of salt. After all, you don’t know the whole story.

But, if you see mostly negative reviews, you should consider finding another option.

Schedule an Appointment with a Villages(R) Chiropractor

Most chiropractors will offer you a short consultation appointment to help you determine if he or she will be a good fit for you. At this appointment, you want to get a sense of who the person is and how they interact. You also want to get a feel for what the clinic is like.

Take a look around the clinic. See if it is clean and orderly. Look at whether the staff look happy or stressed. How long are patients waiting and how many people are in the waiting room. Once you get into the room, ask questions about techniques used and treatment options. Pay attention to the way the chiropractor responds. Does he seem to be rushing you? Or is she asking more questions to better understand your question and condition? Most of all, evaluate whether the doctor responses fit with your preferences.

You want to feel comfortable talking with your chiropractor. So even if someone comes highly recommended, make sure he or she is a good fit before you book your appointment.

Final Thoughts on How to Choose a Chiropractor

At the end of the day, how to choose a chiropractor comes down to research and connection. Once you have established that the chiropractor is licensed and trained, it’s all about finding someone you like. This will make you more comfortable talking about your medical history and pain.

Next, read how to fix neck posture to reduce neck strain.


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September 10, 2018 Back Pain

A recent study found that 38% of school-aged children have bad posture. Bad posture leads to headaches as well as shoulder and back pain, not just in children but in adults too. Even worse, bad posture can cause gastrointestinal reflux and make us feel fatigued because our bodies aren’t able to breathe deeply.

Many people are so used to being hunched over that they don’t know what proper posture feels like.

Here we’ll discuss 3 common causes of bad posture and what you can do about it.

1. Excessive Sitting

Excessive sitting is the number 1 cause of bad posture. On average, we sit 14 hours each day. We sit on the drive to work, and all day at our desks. When we get home we sit to eat supper and then again to watch TV or watch our kids play baseball. We sit more than we do anything else. Sitting causes your shoulders to round forward. It also causes an anterior pelvic tilt. Sitting all day also makes our core muscles become sloppy which makes our posture worse.

Combat your sedentary lifestyle with a standing desk. Take walking meetings and get up and walk around while you are on the phone. Set a timer and get up while you are at your desk. Make a goal to take a walk instead of watch TV in the evenings.

Looking down at our phones is a cause of poor neck posture and leads to neck and shoulder pain. Luckily, there are several ways to fix neck posture.

2. Injuries

If you had an injury, even if it was a while ago, the nearby muscles are affected. These muscles spasm to keep the injured area of your body stable. While that’s a good thing for your injury, over time these muscles start to become weak. As a result, there is an imbalance between these weakened muscles and the rest of the muscles. Bad posture is often the result of this combination.

Chiropractic and the DRS Protocol can treat the injury and relax the overworked muscles.

3. Muscle Weakness

If your body has some areas that are weaker than others, muscle tension occurs. SOme muscles will overcompensate to try to keep your body upright while others slack on their part. The result is that your muscles can’t keep you upright in a good posture.

The difference in muscle strength could be due to your exercise habits. Or it could be due to the repetitive tasks you do like scrubbing pots. If you only exert certain muscles repeatedly, they will be stronger and in better condition than others.

The best way to prevent this is by incorporating strength training a couple times a week in your exercise routines.

Final Thoughts on Causes of Bad Posture

The 3 things we’ve discussed here are just some of the possible causes of bad posture. There are dozens of other things that could be contributing to your poor posture including shoes, stress and your genetics.

Contact our chiropractic clinic for a diagnosis and help in treating pain.


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August 29, 2018 Numb Feet

Do you experience numb feet or painful legs? Numbness in feet may be a progressive condition. If it’s detected early enough, your doctor has a better chance of treating it. If you wait too long for treatment, it can lead to weakness, tissue damage, loss of muscle control, dangerous trips and falls, and possible amputation.

In this article, we’ll cover what causes numbness in feet and what you can do about it. Read on to learn more.

What Causes Numb Feet?

Foot numbness is a result of communication problems in one’s nervous system. Here’s how a healthy nervous system is supposed to work.

Sensory nerves are stimulated by things like pressure or temperature. They send this information to the brain and the brain sends the appropriate response back to the nerve. When the nerves are damaged or otherwise unresponsive, this messaging system doesn’t function correctly. When unresponsive nerves are stimulated, the brain doesn’t get the message. So stimuli such as temperature or pressure won’t be felt and the area will feel numb.

There are two major causes for this: decreased blood supply and nerve damage. We’ll take a look at these causes and their treatments below.

Decreased Blood Flow

Problems with blood circulation can prevent nerves from getting the oxygen and nutrients they need to function. The nerves become unresponsive, causing numbness.

There are a number of circulatory health conditions that can lead to numbness in feet including:

Peripheral artery disease – a condition where blood vessels are narrowed by an unhealthy buildup of arterial plaque. If your foot numbness gets worse or starts burning or aching when you exercise, it may be from peripheral artery disease.

Atherosclerosis – an accumulation of white blood cells that thickens arterial walls. If the numbness only affects one foot or leg, it may be a deep vein thrombosis (blood clot).

Frostbite – exposure to extreme cold causes blood vessels to constrict. Raynaud’s disease also causes blood vessels to constrict.

All of these can reduce your nerves’ ability to function, causing foot numbness.

Nerve Damage

If it’s not a circulatory problem causing your numbness, it could be nerve damage. A damaged nerve either doesn’t respond to stimuli or doesn’t send the message to the brain. Some common causes of peripheral neuropathy (damage to the peripheral nervous system) that can result in foot numbness include:

Foot numbness can also be caused by problems in your spine, including a herniated disc, multiple sclerosis or spinal stenosis. If any of these seem a likely cause of your foot numbness, mention it to your doctor.

Treatment for Numb Feet

The bottom line concerning numb feet is you need to seek attention before it gets worse. And, since nerve damage can be permanent, early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference in the relief you receive.

If you suffer from numb feet, contact the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages community(R) today to learn more about our drug-free treatments for neuropathy and herniated discs both of which can cause numb feet.


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July 9, 2018 In the News

There were 7.2 million motor vehicles involved in car accidents and just under half of those, or 3.4 million motor vehicles, were involved in rear-end collisions. While these rear-end collisions are generally less fatal than other car accidents, they still pose their own set of dangers.

Many people will assume that they escaped a car accident without injury if their injuries aren’t obvious. However, they are ignoring the change that they could have soft tissue injuries that can cause years of pain if left untreated.

Read on to learn about the common types of soft tissue damage from car accidents and the steps you should take if you’ve had the misfortune of being in one.

Soft Tissue Damage You May Experience After a Car Wreck

Soft tissue injuries are often ignored compared to more dramatic injuries such as cuts or broken bones, but these injuries are quite common as the result of an accident and require medical treatment. Many people choose to consult with a chiropractor about these issues.

There are two types of soft tissue injuries. Acute injuries are caused by a sudden trauma whereas overuse injuries happen over a period of time when the body cannot heal fast enough.

Some common soft tissue injuries are sprains, strains, contusions, and whiplash.

A sprain occurs when a joint overextends leading to the underlying ligament being damaged. Common symptoms are pain, cramping, visible swelling or muscle spasms.

A strain, by comparison, is when a tendon overstretched or tears and presents with similar symptoms as a sprain.

A contusion is a severe bruise. Where an everyday bruise affects only your blood vessels, a contusion can damage the muscle fibers and connective tissue below.

Finally, whiplash is a soft tissue injury that occurs when your head is moved rapidly forward and backward. The danger of whiplash is that symptoms often don’t appear immediately but it can result in persistent neck and lower back pain.

Whiplash frequently occurs during rear-end collisions where injuries are, unfortunately, treated as less severe than other car wrecks.

Immediately Following the Car Wreck

Until you can see your family doctor, use the RICE method to help manage any pain symptoms.

The RICE method is rest, ice, compress elevate. Resting is important in case you have suffered some kind of internal injury. Ice will help to soothe the pain as well as reduce swelling. Remember not to put ice directly against your skin.

Compressing the area will prevent swelling or blood loss and finally, elevation will help with reducing the swelling.

Go see a Doctor

No matter how benign your injuries seem, you need to go see a doctor after you’ve been in a car accident. There are two reasons for doing so.

One is to make sure that you don’t have any serious underlying injuries. The other reason, however, is that if you do have any injuries that require hospitalization or rehabilitation, you will need the record of this consult to make a claim with your insurance company.

As part of the rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries, especially where the patient has suffered whiplash, you should consult with a chiropractor. Seeing a chiropractor soon after the accident is essential to prevent chronic pain.

You Don’t Need to Live With Chronic Pain

This article is a helpful guide for what to do in the future if you suffer soft tissue damage. But what if you were in a car accident many years ago that may be now causing you pain? It’s common for untreated injuries to lead to chronic pain later in life.

Contact us today and schedule an appointment so you look forward to pain relief in the future.


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June 25, 2018 Back Pain

At any given moment, there are 31 million Americans suffering from back pain. For some, the pain has become so routine that they don’t even question it. It’s just a fact of life. Some may not even know why their back pain exists.

If you often experience lower back pain when bending over but don’t know why you’ll find 5 common causes below.

1. Muscle Strain or Ligament Sprain

The most common and least severe cause of lower back pain is muscle or ligament strain. Muscle strain happens when a muscle gets stretched beyond its capabilities, causing a minor tear. A ligament sprain happens in the same way.

A strain or sprain can happen at once or can be experienced as a cumulative effect over time. Lifting heavy objects with poor form, bad posture, or a bad fall can all lead to muscle strain or ligament sprain.

2. Herniated Disc

A spinal disc is a jelly-like cushion between the vertebrae in your spine. When they get dislodged, the disc breaks through an outer-layer, irritating the nerves surrounding it. Herniated discs can theoretically happen anywhere on the spine, but 95% of herniated discs occur in the lower lumbar spine.

A disc can herniate as a result of the same actions as a ligament sprain and can happen to anyone — young or old.

3. Degenerative Disc Disease

Speaking of seniors, degenerative disc disease is another cause of chronic low back pain that is most commonly found in the older adults.

In our youths, our jelly-like discs are plump and hydrated, providing fantastic cushion and lubrication for our spine. Over time, however, our discs tend to dry out. This breakdown of our spinal cushioning leads to chronic pain and makes us more prone to herniation.

4. Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis in which the connective tissue and cartilage in our joints break down over time. This form of arthritis is can be found all over your body (especially your hands and knees), but it can also hit your back.

Like Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis weakens the cushioning in your spine and makes it painful to move and perform everyday tasks.

5. Spinal Stenosis

“Stenosis” is derivative of a Greek word meaning “choking.” This refers to the narrowing of the spinal column, which happens as a cumulative effect of degenerative diseases like DDD or Osteoarthritis. Over time, Spinal Stenosis weakens your whole spinal column, degrading vertebrae and connective tissue alike.

Stenosis can lead to severe lower back pain, but most commonly felt as a pain in the legs, with a numbness or weakness emanating from the lower back.

Do You Have Lower Back Pain When Bending Over?

If you experience lower back pain when bending over, hopefully, this guide has given you some ideas as to why. If you suspect your back pain is a result of any one of these causes, contact us immediately. Our team of chiropractors can give you the pain relief you desperately need.


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June 5, 2018 Knee Pain

As we grow older, it’s normal to experience some aches and pains, or to hear alarming noises emanating from our joints when we get out of bed in the morning. Knee pain is fairly common; in fact, some 25% of Americans report that their knees hurt on a regular basis.

Before you chalk up twinges and aches to old age, it is important to make sure there isn’t a more serious underlying condition. In this post, we’ll take a look at the five most common reasons for knee pain — and explore some ways to get relief.

An Injury Incurred During Exercise

If you are an athlete, you may be prone to knee injury, especially if you’re new to the sport or haven’t warmed up properly before playing. Participating in a sport that requires lateral movement, jumping, or twisting such as basketball, tennis, figure skating, golf, or volleyball can result in sprained or torn ligaments. Runner’s knee is also a common overuse injury in — you guessed it — runners.

Knee-related injuries can range from minor issues that sideline you for a few days to serious conditions that require surgery, and may even take you out of the game permanently. If you are an athlete and your knees hurt, get yourself checked out to avoid further damage.

Excess Weight or Lack of Activity

On the other hand, people who are very sedentary may also experience knee pain. This goes double for folks who are carrying excess weight, which puts additional strain on the joints, the knees in particular. Try to take off some of the pounds to save your knees.

It’s important to move the body regularly to prevent injury and pain. To prevent knee pain, work on strengthening the leg muscles. Core stability is also important.

Pain Elsewhere in the Body

Everything in your body is connected. When you have an injured foot, an arthritic hip, or back strain, it’s quite possible that your knees hurt too. This is simply because your body isn’t in alignment, or you’re moving in unusual ways to overcompensate.

The remedy for this type of ancillary knee pain is pretty simple: address the initial problem. Consulting a chiropractor can also bring relief if your knees hurt because of your hip, foot, or back pain.

Arthritis

Did you know there are over 100 separate types of arthritis? Pain from any of them can be debilitating. Luckily, knee pain due to arthritis is treatable without the need for medication, joint replacement surgery, or corticosteroid injections with noninvasive treatments such as the Laser Knee Pain Protocol offered at the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages(R).

A Previous Injury

If you tore your ACL or dislocated your kneecap when you are younger, that might be the reason your knees hurt. Although the human body is pretty resilient, the knees are more easily re-injured than other joints — in part because they do so much of the “heavy lifting” of walking, moving, and just daily life.

Wearing braces during physical activity can both protect your knees from further injury and keep them from hurting because of the old one.

Do Your Knees Hurt?

If you have injured your knee or feel that your knees hurt due to old age or inactivity, Davis Clinic of Chiropractic can help! Our compassionate, experienced staff can also provide relief from knee pain associated with arthritis, a torn meniscus, a knee sprain or strain, bursitis, tendonitis, or wear and tear. Give us a call today to learn more about our nonsurgical, drug-free knee pain treatments.


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