Chiropractic treatment for Meniscus lesion
Generally, those who have pain in the knee, also have postural problems, poor pelvic position and pelvic subluxation, therefore it is always advisable to check the pelvis and feet.
Also, muscles originating in the pelvis are inserted into the knee, and a subluxation or a poor pelvic positioning can negatively affect knee balance and support, creating over-friction and over-pressure on the meniscus, in addition to wearing down and creating inflammation in this area.
It is important to know that the nerves of the knees originate in the lumbar plexus, therefore, a problem that starts from the spine can manifest itself in the knee.
Causes and symptoms
Injuries to the meniscus are quite common, especially in sport, and even more in those who are involved in more or less violent incidents and confrontations or generated by microtraumas.
The meniscus is an important stabilizing structure of the knee and, often, its over-friction, overpressure favors the appearance of injuries, decreased mobility and pain.
The symptoms of meniscus injury are undoubtedly pain, feeling of knee lock, liquid spills and reduced range of motion of the joints especially in extension. Until it is very necessary, doctors do not recommend surgery as a treatment, since there are natural techniques and natural remedies that can be used to restore knee function, mobility, reduce inflammation and pain.
Before operating on a meniscus, which is an invasive procedure, it is better that a doctor of chiropractic, experienced in joint biomechanics, perform an assessment of the joint looking for the source of the problem. He will take care of you and help you reduce pain by starting a chiropractic treatment to regain mobility and proper function of the knee, thus postponing the surgery.
Treatment for meniscus wear with chiropractic
Chiropractors care for and treat meniscus problems with chiropractic, and it is directly; to reduce pain, and indirectly; to correct the origen of the problem, levelling the pelvis, eliminate pelvic or lumbar subluxation responsible for joint malfunction. Bad support, the unevenness created, joint overpressure and premature aging, causes fatigue and premature wear of the meniscus. A good pelvic realignment with correction of the lumbar spine slows down and prepares for abnormal lesion on the knee structure.
After having eliminated the source of the problem and started the treatment (and having ensured that the knee recovers the normal range of motion) without pain nor inflammation, your chiropractor, if necessary, will advise you on the appropriate exercises to reinforce the structure and help strengthen muscle structures that provide support to the knee.
Step by step treatment
Chiropractic focuses on detecting and correcting subluxations at the level of the knee, lumbar or due to a pelvic tilt, that transmits an unevenness in the articular chain, a meniscal overpressure or an increased tension in the quadriceps muscle; root of the abnormal meniscus wear.
By restoring the pelvis and lumbar vertebrae to their natural position, interferences are eliminated and the nervous system recovers its optimal functioning. Therefore, the pains and disorders disappear and health is restored. Unlike traditional medicine, chiropractic does not only treat a symptom, such as pain for example. On the contrary, it locates and treats the origin, the root and the cause of the problem in a natural way, without resorting to medications or surgery and their side effects, releasing the nerve interferences responsible for the malfunction of the body.
CONTRAINDICATED TO SIT
In the first 10 to 15 minutes after your visit it is contraindicated to sit down.
During this period of time it is necessary to walk to mobilize the joints that we just release and walking also facilitate better joint lubrication and nutrition of the intervertebral discs.
IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS
During the next 24 hours following the first sessions avoid any excessive effort.
Otherwise, the effectiveness of the adjustment received will decrease.
BEFORE AND AFTER
Before and after every visit, avoid all kinds of tension.
Both physical and mental. The more relaxed you are the more benefit you will get from your treatment.
The set appointments must be respected.
They have been established to obtain the best results.
AFTER AN ADJUSTMENT
The sensations that each person may experience after an adjustment may vary without affecting the result and benefit of the treatment in the medium and long term.
After an adjustment, you may experience a feeling of relaxation, having a lot of energy, general well-being, disappearance or relief of symptoms, soreness or pain.
You may sometimes even experience discomfort since the body has to adapt to the new posture and position.