Before You Get A Cortisone Injection For Knee Pain In Cedar Rapids Here Is What You Should Know!

If you have knee pain in Cedar Rapids, I am glad you found this post.

What if I told you that something you did today would increase the likelihood of you getting a knee replacement in the next decade by almost 10%?

Would you do it?

What if I told you every time you did this thing it would continue to increase the risk of a knee replacement by almost 10% within the decade?

Chances are you would probably avoid it, right?

What if I told you that something you did today would increase the likelihood of you getting a knee replacement in the next decade by almost 10%?

Cortisone, or steroid injections, are common practice by practitioners in the United States.  Chances are if you are reading this you, or a loved one has had one.

From the Mayo Clinic recommendations, cortisone injections should be limited to 3-4 injections per year.  This is common practice for more than just knee pain in Cedar Rapids.

 

 

“cortisone injections should be limited to 3-4 injections per year.”

New research published from The Bone and Joint Journal, shows that maybe we should be careful when using corticosteroids for pain relief.

Researchers found each injection increased the absolute risk of arthroplasty by 9.4% at nine years’ follow-up compared with those who did not receive injections.

Read that again if you skipped over it!  Nearly a 10% risk of a knee replacement FOR EACH CORTISONE INJECTION WHEN COMPARED TO THOSE WHO DID NOT RECEIVE ONE!!!

Cortisone is a means of reducing inflammation – which is a good thing – but there is a reason why inflammation is there in the first place.  Often times inflammation is caused by joints not moving as well as they should, or limited range of motion and function.

Adhesion is one of the most common problems in the body that you probably haven’t heard about.  Adhesion acts like glue on muscles limiting range of motion and function, causes weakness, pain, and speeds up degeneration.  If you have osteoarthritis in the knee, chances are you have this! 

Adhesion primarily builds up through overuse, but can also happen from trauma and previous surgery.  It is a problem relatively few doctors know about or know how to treat.  It can be fixed with expert treatment to restore range of motion and function, and limit the pain of degeneration.

We have known for a long time that cortisone is not a long term solution to solving pain.  Now we know that using these injections even once, can increase the chances of a joint replacement in the future!

Before getting another injection, know there are better options out there for permanent pain relief that doesn’t increase your chance of a future surgery!

At Thrive Care, we are the only office in Iowa exclusively treating muscle adhesion.  We have helped thousands find permanent pain relief and avoid unnecessary injections and surgeries.

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At Thrive Care, we work diligently with our patients to find permanent pain relief!

Patients deserve better care than what they have come to expect — and that is what we deliver in our office! Our Cedar Rapids knee pain doctor and staff provide a patient-centered experience in a results-driven environment to ensure you get honest and effective treatment for your pain problems.

If you or someone you know is struggling with joint pain, we want to see you at Thrive Care!  Getting you to do the things you used to do, and doing them better is our mission!

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    Cedar Rapids Neck Pain Doctor Provides Complete Neck Pain Care

    Finding relief from chronic neck pain can be difficult.  Stats show upwards of 20-40% of Americans will struggle with neck pain at some point in their life.  Fortunately, a Cedar Rapids neck pain doctor is providing permanent neck pain relief to those who have suffered months and years and failed multiple providers or therapies!

    “20-40% of Americans will struggle with neck pain at some point in their life.”

    A healthy neck requires two things; full range of motion and enough strength that is required to perform our daily activities.  Having those two things ensures a healthy neck.

    Each year, we spend over 90 billion dollars a year on neck and back pain.  That number is on the rise.  While we continue to spend more on neck pain, more people continue to suffer from daily pain.  What we are doing isn’t working.

    The reason? Most doctors are ill-equipped and lack the knowledge required to measure and manage the problem.  For some, this may be an offensive statement.  It’s a hard truth.

    “over 90 billion dollars will be spent on neck and back pain this year… and more people will continue to suffer from neck pain”

    Think about this.  If you go to a chiropractor, what happens?  You are told you have a misalignment and get adjusted.  If you take the same problem to a physical therapist, what happens?  You get a pamphlet of stretches and exercises.  Trying the same thing with a medical doctor, you will get prescribed muscle relaxers, pain killers, even cortisone injections.

    These providers are just doing what they are trained to do.  They are carpenters with a hammer looking for a nail.  Where most providers fail is working to provide an accurate diagnosis – finding out what’s wrong and what needs to be done to fix the problem.

    At Thrive Care, this is where we are different.  Our process demands a lot of work upfront to determine as accurate a diagnosis as possible.  We help a lot of patients find relief from chronic neck pain.  In some cases the patients problem isn’t for us – but we know who does – and make the appropriate referral.

    In some cases their problem isn’t for us – but we know who can help them!

    Most patients coming into our office have struggled with pain months and years and failed multiple provides and therapies before finding relief in our office.  

    Adhesion is one of the most common problems in the human body.  It is also one of the most misdiagnosed and mistreated conditions.  Most doctors don’t know it exists let alone how to fix it.  Adhesion, when present, acts like glue on muscles.  It limits flexibility, causes weakness and pain, and speeds up degeneration.  We fix it, providing permanent restoration of motion and reduction in pain.  The video above shows what some of our care looks like.

    At Thrive Care, we work diligently with our patients to find permanent pain relief!

    Patients deserve better care than what they have come to expect — and that is what we deliver in our office! Our Cedar Rapids neck pain doctor and staff provide a patient-centered experience in a results-driven environment to ensure you get honest and effective treatment for your pain problems.

    If you or someone you know is struggling with neck pain, we want to see you at Thrive Care!  Getting you to do the things you used to do, and doing them better is our mission!

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      Hip Impingement Test | Cedar Rapids Hip Pain Relief

      Cedar Rapids Hip Impingement Test

      Cedar Rapids Hip Pain Relief

      Many people are told they have “tight hip flexors” or have hip impingement.  Often times these people have pain in the bottom of the squat.  Most of these patients often have trouble trying to find relief from this pain.

      Getting the right diagnosis for this problem is essential to finding the relief you desire.  The video above will help you find answers.  Skip ahead and watch if you would like – keep reading for some more information on fixing this problem.

      People are told that pain in the bottom of the squat are from tight hip flexors…nothing could be further from the truth!

      In order for something to be tight, it has to prevent the muscle from lengthening.  At the bottom of the squat, the hip flexors (more specifically the iliopsoas – a muscle composed of the iliacus and psoas muscle) attach to the front of the spine and the lesser trochanter of the femur.  At the bottom of the squat, this muscle is shortened.  It cannot block hip flexion!

      Here is a brief list of what can block hip flexion and cause a “pinch” in the front of the hip during squats or hip flexion:

      • adductor muscle group
      • posterior hip capsule
      • FAI (cam/pincer)
      • labrum (tear/degeneration)

      Those are by far the most common reason for a pinch in the front of the hip with hip flexion.

      The hip flexors will not be found on this list!

      The hip flexors cannot block hip flexion!

      If you are reading this and been told that tight hip flexors are your problem, watch the video above and take the test.

      How did you do?  

      Were you able to bring your knee to your chest without pain?

      Was it limited or painful?  Did it recreate your problem?

      If it did, there is a good chance we can help your problem!  We have helped thousands in a similar position.  

      Watch the video and take the test.  How did you do?

      At Thrive Care, we work diligently with our patients to find permanent pain relief!

      Patients deserve better care than what they have come to expect — and that is what we deliver in our office! Our Cedar Rapids hip pain team provides a patient-centered experience in a results-driven environment to ensure you get honest and effective treatment for your pain problems.

      If you or someone you know is struggling with chronic low back pain, we want to see you at Thrive Care!  Getting you to do the things you used to do, and doing them better is our mission!

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        Cedar Rapids Chiropractor Review From NFL Veteran

        Take a listen to this Cedar Rapids Chiropractor review from NFL Lineman David Parry as he talks about his experience at Thrive Care.

        Cedar Rapids Chiropractor reviewed by David Parry – NFL Lineman

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        At Thrive Care, we work diligently with our patients to find permanent pain relief!

        Patients deserve better care than what they have come to expect — and that is what we deliver in our office! Our Cedar Rapids team provides a patient-centered experience in a results-driven environment to ensure you get honest and effective treatment for your pain problems.

        If you or someone you know is struggling with chronic low back pain, we want to see you at Thrive Care!  Getting you to do the things you used to do, and doing them better is our mission!

        Cedar Rapids Chiropractor Review

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          The Most Effective Cedar Rapids Back Pain Treatment

          Cedar Rapids Low Back Pain Relief Treatment

          Low back pain will affect 4 out of 5 people at some point in their life.  2 out of 5 people will develop chronic low back pain.  It costs 100 billion – that’s “b” – dollars a year to treat low back pain!  The problem is despite spending more than ever, the results aren’t improving!  We need better ways to fix low back pain!

          …despite spending more than ever, the results aren’t improving

          The research shows that proper movement and function is vital to slowing down degeneration and pain.  Doctors don’t measure low back range of motion. Unfortunately, the current medical model doesn’t incentivize doctors to do this. Pain pills, muscle relaxers, injections, and surgery are the norm.  We will never be able to solve a mechanical problem with a chemical solution!

          This is where our office helps to solve the problem of chronic low back pain!  Our office measures your low back health.  We assess the health of the tissues, and determine, with certainty, an accurate diagnosis and know your best treatment solution to fix your back pain.

          We will never be able to solve a mechanical problem with a chemical solution!

          Most patients in our office have been misdiagnosed and mistreated.  We find many patients to have a relatively unknown issue – muscle adhesion.  Muscle adhesion is one of the most common, most misdiagnosed, and mistreated conditions in the human body.

          When present it limits range of motion, causes weakness and pain, and speeds up degeneration.  It is a BIG deal that requires expert treatment!  Above is a sample of what treatment of adhesion causing low back pain looks like at our office.

          Treatment in the video eliminates adhesion, restores range of motion, increases function, and best of all eliminates pain!

          We will never be able to solve a mechanical problem with a chemical solution!

          If you’re tired of living with chronic pain, tried multiple providers or therapies without results, we are looking for you!   

          At Thrive Care, we work diligently with our patients to find permanent pain relief!

          Patients deserve better care than what they have come to expect — and that is what we deliver in our office! Our Cedar Rapids back pain team provides a patient-centered experience in a results-driven environment to ensure you get honest and effective treatment for your pain problems.

          If you or someone you know is struggling with chronic low back pain, we want to see you at Thrive Care!  Getting you to do the things you used to do, and doing them better is our mission!

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            Cedar Rapids Neck Pain Assessment

            Cedar Rapids Neck Pain Assessment

            We are here to help Cedar Rapids neck pain sufferers.

            “The most common reason for NECK PAIN is limited range of motion.”

            Limited range of motion for the neck is like high blood pressure to the heart. Limited range puts more stress on muscles, ligaments, joints, cartilage, discs….everything! Have full range of motion is vital to get rid of neck and should be the cornerstone returning your neck to health.

            How do you know if you have limited range?

            Try our simple at-home test to see if you pass or not.

            The 3 most common reasons for this test being limited are:

            1. Adhesion. Adhesion is without a doubt the most common, most misunderstood, underdiagnosed, and mistreated reason for neck pain that relatively few providers are able to diagnose and treat. When present, it limits range, causes weakness and pain, and speeds up degeneration. It is a BIG deal! This is something we specialize in fixing at our office.
            2. Disc Degeneration. Disc injuries come second on the list. They are also extremely common, yet underdiagnosed. Most providers do not think you are able to diagnose this issue without an MRI. It is not true.
            3. Arthritis. Bony degeneration is the most common diagnosis of the three listed here. I’m sure you’ve heard of it. This is a process that happens when we age. When enough accumulates, it can limit the range of motion and cause pain.

            Of the three pathologies listed, adhesion is the only one that can be “fixed.” Treating adhesion, when present with arthritis or disc degeneration, can help to reduce pain caused from these problems and slow degeneration.

            Adhesion is without a doubt the most common, most misunderstood, underdiagnosed, and mistreated reason for neck pain that relatively few providers are able to diagnose and treat.

            So how did your neck stack up?

            Did you pass the test, or fail? Do you have neck pain?

            If you have neck pain, failed this test, and had your problem for months or years and failed multiple providers or therapies, adhesion is most likely to blame.

            We are experts at finding and fixing adhesion.

            We are here to help! Fill out the form below to get started with a pain free life!

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              Cedar Rapids Frozen Shoulder Pain Results

              Cedar Rapids Frozen Shoulder and Shoulder Pain Results

              These frozen shoulder results speak for themselves!

              They say a picture is worth a thousand words! What would results like this be worth to you?

              At Thrive Care, we are invested in the results. Results that are immediate, and results that last. Chronic pain is crushing our economy. More money is invested in chronic pain each year, yet more and more people continue to suffer.

              What we are doing isn’t working.

              What we do is different. What we do is produce when everyone else has failed. What we do is provide hope, when hope is lost.

              Shoulder pain is the third most common reason why people visit our office. Limited range is usually to blame. Stiff, tight, and achy isn’t a diagnosis. There is a reason behind it.

              When multiple providers or therapies fail and the problem has lasted months or years, often muscle adhesion is to blame. Adhesion is one of the most common, most misdiagnosed, and mistreated condition in the human body. When present it limits range of motion, causes weakness and pain. It is hardly diagnosed or treated.

              Expert care can fix it. Our office fixes adhesion, relieves chronic frozen shoulder and shoulder pain, and gives you your life back. Our results speak for themselves.

              Don’t believe us? Make sure to click the video above.

              Still not convinced? Make sure to visit our “Shoulder Pain” page on our website for more information about our services, a simple test you can do to see if you qualify for care, and what our treatment looks like.

              Fill out the form below to get started. We are here to help you!

              Cedar Rapids Frozen Shoulder and Shoulder Pain Experts

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                Cedar Rapids Knee Pain Treatment

                Ceder Rapids Knee Pain Relief Treatment

                Help is here for Cedar Rapids knee pain sufferers!

                As we have said in our previous blog, knee pain and knee replacements are on the rise. What we are doing to fix knee pain isn’t working!

                Fortunately, in Cedar Rapids there is a radical new approach to fixing knee pain that providing long-lasting results and preventing unnecessary surgeries.

                At Thrive Care, we see things different. We treat things different.

                Adhesion is one of the most common causes of knee pain. It is often one of the most under-diagnosed and mistreated conditions in the human body. When present, muscle adhesion limits range of motion, causes weakness, and pain.

                It is a VERY BIG deal that relatively few providers around the world know about.

                The good news is that the experts at Thrive Care are the only 2 providers in the state of Iowa exclusively treating muscle adhesion through the Integrative Diagnosis system – the most complete and accurate diagnosis and treatment system in the world.

                We confidently say we provide results no other providers can deliver. Most of our patients have had their pain for months and years and failed multiple providers and therapies.

                Sound familiar?

                Fill out the form below and start living your pain free life again!

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                  Cedar Rapids Knee Pain Assessment

                  Watch the video and take this quick knee pain assessment!

                  Here are some quick knee pain stats for you:

                  • Frequent knee pain affects up to 25% of adults
                  • Knee pain limits function
                  • Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of knee pain for those over 50
                  • Knee replacements are on the rise in the aforementioned patient population
                  • In the FOA Study, there was an increase in symptomatic osteoarthritis but no increase in radiographic osteoarthritis

                  Did you catch that last line?

                  There was an increase in symptomatic osteoarthritis, yet there was no increase in radiographic findings! A patient’s pain goes up, but the findings don’t change on an image? What’s going on?

                  Look back up at the second fact. Knee pain limits function which means limits flexibility, causes weakness, and pain.

                  Muscle adhesion is also very common. It limits flexibility, causes weakness, pain, and can speed up degeneration. Adhesion has also been found in patients with chronic pain more so than acute pain.

                  Adhesion also doesn’t show up on images.

                  Remember earlier with knee pain how there is increased pain without increased changes on imaging?

                  It stands to reason that adhesion can be behind a majority of knee pain.

                  What we find in our office, is that adhesion is often at the root of chronic knee pain that has failed multiple providers or therapies.

                  How do you know if you have adhesion causing knee pain?

                  Watch the video above and take the test. Let us know how you do.

                  If you found this test positive, feel free to fill out the request form at the bottom of this page.

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                    Cedar Rapids Shoulder Pain Treatment

                    Cedar Rapids Shoulder Pain Treatment

                    When doing some quick research for this post, our results revealed that up to 15% of the general population will experience shoulder pain at some point in their life. Even that surprised us! What was more shocking was that the reoccurrence rate of shoulder pain in this population was 45-50%!

                    What that means, is that for the 15 out of 100 patients that will get shoulder pain, 7-8 of them will get their problem again, and again, and again.

                    The major issue is an issue we hear everyday at our office. Patients have failed to receive a diagnosis and only got care based off the providers previous training.

                    Often times, patients have tried multiple providers or therapies and had their pain months or years.

                    “for the 15 out of 100 patients that will get shoulder pain, 7-8 of them will get their problem again, and again, and again.”

                    One of the most common reasons for chronic shoulder pain that often goes overlooked is muscle adhesion. Muscle adhesion builds up through overuse and acts like glue on muscle. It limits range of motion and function, causes weakness and pain.

                    It is a BIG deal for many patients looking for chronic pain relief.

                    Sound familiar?

                    Chances are we can help!

                    Get back to a pain free life today, by filling out the appointment request below.

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