MARCH 24, 2019, BROOKLYN WEEKLY
What Can An Auto Mechanic Teach You
About Knee Pain? More Than You Think...
Brooklyn, N.Y. – If you’ve been suffering
from chronic knee pain, the
secret to relief may lie in a principle
your automobile mechanic has
been telling you for years.
I’m sure you’re wondering what
fixing cars has to do with your
stiff, sore, aching knees, let me explain.
You see most doctors never take
the time to show their patients
what is actually causing the arthritis,
pain, and grinding in their
The easiest way to understand
what causes chronic knee pain is
to take a page from your friendly
neighborhood auto mechanic.
Picture this scenario: you have
one tire on your vehicle that is
constantly wearing out, you can
patch that tire (which is what the
shots in your knees are like), and
you can even replace the tire (like
a knee surgery) but what happens
if you never actually get around to
fixing the car’s alignment?
You’re exactly right, the tire
just keeps wearing out unevenly
and you’re back at square one. Any
mechanic worth its salt will tell
you that you’ve got to fix the alignment,
otherwise you’re just putting
patches on the real problem.
Now what does this have to do
with your knee pain?
The alignment, or stability in
your knees is maintained by the
muscles that surround the joint.
These muscles are fed by nerves
that come from your spine (specifically
the L4 and L5 levels). The
problem is that as we age, these
nerves can be compressed by bulging
or herniated discs, a condition
known as spinal stenosis, or degenerative
When this happens, the mus-
cles that protect the knee don’t
do their job properly, causing increased
stress on the joints. This
is why medications, therapy and
injections in the knees often only
provide temporary relief – they
aren’t getting to the real cause of
This is also why so many people
suffering with chronic knee pain
tell us that their legs feel weaker
than they used to or that their knee
will just “give out on them” sometimes.
Now you understand why!
At our office we use a very effective
technology to treat chronic
knee pain safely without drugs or
surgery. Cold laser is an outpatient,
non surgical procedure that
is used to decrease pain and inflammation.
This same therapy is
used by professional sports teams
including the New York Yankees,
Boston Celtics, Philadelphia Phillies,
and the U.S. Olympic Team.
Even more important is the fact
that cold laser therapy has been
shown to regenerate the damaged
cartilage on the surfaces of the
joints. The energy from the laser
accelerates the growth of the cartilage
cells, helping the knees glide
more smoothly with less pain.
We combine Laser Therapy
with Non-Surgical Knee Decompression
(NKSD). NKSD is a treatment
for the knee is a NEW NONINVASIVE,
This non-invasive, no-drug
solution had no side effects and
was proven to decrease knee discomfort.
NKSD could regenerate
cartilage and repair damaged
tissues-literally reversing years of
The amount of treatment needed
to allow the joints and nerves to
fully recover varies from person
to person and can only be determined
after a detailed neurological
and orthopedic evaluation.
Dr. Melinda Keller will do a
Knee Pain Severity Examination
to determine the extent of the
nerve damage for only $47. This
Knee Pain Severity Examination
will consist of a detailed sensory
evaluation, an in depth examination
of your knees, and a thorough
analysis of the findings of your
chronic knee pain.
If you are able to be helped, the
Doctor will then go over a detailed
plan of action on how to help reduce
or stop your knee pain.
Imagine being able to get out
of bed in the morning and simply
walk across the room without considering
the warm-up process to
start the day.
How about being able to take a
long walk in the park with a friend
or spouse again?
Call today to see if your chronic
pain can be treated.
Dr. Melinda Keller will be offering
this Knee Pain Severity Examination
from now until March
Brooklyn Spine Center, 5911 –
16th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11204.