Are you experiencing chronic knee, back, or neck pain? Living with joint pain is physically and mentally exhausting. Most primary care practitioners have minimal training in properly diagnosing and treating joint pain. Over-the-counter pain medication can provide temporary relief, but you’ll soon find yourself back in the practitioner’s office, or laid up in bed for several days until you feel good enough to repeat the cycle again later.  

Your primary care providers at Clearstone Medical Center can not only give you immediate joint pain relief but they’re trained to accurately diagnose and treat your joint pain in a way that provides a long-term solution.

When Should You Seek Help for Knee Joint Pain?

Your knees experience a lot of mechanical stress every day. Every step you take, whether you’re walking or running, subjects your knees to continuous jars and jolts.  You should have your knee examined as soon as you feel the pain to avoid worsening your condition. Chronic knee pain can lead to more degeneration and disability.  Make your appointment right away if you experience:

  • Stiffness
  • Popping, grinding, or crunching noises
  • Weakness
  • Difficulty straightening your leg
  • Signs of a fracture
  • Problems putting weight on your knee
  • Swelling or redness

 

When Should You See a Healthcare Provider for Back Pain?

Pain is simply a warning sign that something is wrong with your body. If you have lower back pain you should make an appointment. If you answer yes to any of the questions below, you should see a practitioner.

  • Have you injured your back recently?
  • Has your back problem caused you to miss work regularly?
  • Does your back problem affect your quality of sleep?
  • Is it painful or uncomfortable to sit?
  • Are your activities of daily living affected by your back problem?
  • Are you missing out on social events as a result of your back pain?

 

What Causes Neck Pain?

A number of things can be contributing to your neck pain. Your neck muscles can get strained from bad posture from leaning over your computer all day at work, or osteoarthritis could be the source of your neck pain. Herniated disks or bone spurs in your vertebrae can press on nerves and cause pain.

  • Muscles strains
  • Worn joints
  • Nerve compression
  • Injuries like whiplash

 

When Should I See a Healthcare Provider for Neck Pain?

If your neck pain is a result of an injury, such as a motor vehicle accident, you should see a practitioner immediately. If you have neck pain that has lasted several days without relief, are experiencing pain that spreads down your arms or legs, or your pain is accompanied by headache, numbness, weakness, or tingling, schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

 

Why Trust Clearstone Medical Center for Your Joint Pain?

You will discover that severe long-term joint pain relief is possible, whether you have a new joint injury, are suffering from arthritis, or even if you’ve had a prior surgery. Clearstone Medical Center takes a case-by-case customized approach based on your joint’s level of degeneration, pain level, and risk factors contributing to your pain and joint degeneration.

 

Clearstone Medical Center Joint Pain Treatments

Clearstone Medical Center has many treatments available for joint pain.  The appropriate treatment depends on the underlying cause of the joint pain.  Some examples of treatments that we use for joint pain include:

  • Injectables (natural and pharmaceutical)
  • Viscosupplementation (Joint Injection)
  • Pharmaceutical Interventions
  • Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy
  • Offloading Braces (Arthritic Braces)
  • Physical Therapeutics
  • Cold Laser Therapy