Pain in the knee can be caused by arthritis, a tear in a ligament or tendon, a weak thigh muscle, bursitis in the knee, a pinched nerve in the low back, a hip problem, or in rare instances, a tumor. Pain may be located above, below or even behind the knee.
Conservative treatment for a knee problem utilizing chiropractic adjustments is highly effective for correcting the proper mechanics of the vertebrae in the back as well as the knee, helping to alleviate stress and strain on the knee. Taking over the counter medications simply mask the pain without actually resolving the structural problem, joint mis-alignment. Your body is sending pain signals to your brain in order to prevent you from moving certain ways that could potentially further injure the back and/or knee.