Patients dealing with pain or discomfort in the muscle or joints can find relief with Dr. Nuwer. Patients throughout the Palo Alto area can visit Dr. Nuwer inside Bay Health Center to receive treatment.
Non-Surgical Muscle & Joint Treatment Q & A
What muscle and joint conditions would need treatment?
Various conditions can affect the muscles and joints either directly or indirectly. The pain can range from mildly irritating to debilitating and can affect your quality of life. Common conditions that lead to muscle or joint pain include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries. One of the most common joint complaints are knee pain, followed by shoulder and hip pain, but joint pain can affect any part of your body, from your ankles and feet to your shoulders and hands.
What non-surgical treatments are available?
At our clinic, we use a multidisciplinary team to design your treatments. The major non-surgical treatment methods are:
- Rehab exercises, ice and electrical stim
- Chiropractic adjustment
- Injections to release muscle spasm
- Regenerative injections such as stem cell and PRP
- Supportive devices
- Pain relief devices
Muscle and joint pain can be treated conservatively without the need for surgery. Rehabilitation exercises can address symptoms of pain in the body. Lifestyle changes such as proper diet and exercise can improve mobility and remove excess weight from the body so that the muscles and joints don’t carry the burden. Supportive devices such as back braces and joint braces can be helpful in relieving joint or muscle pain.
How does chiropractic care help muscle & joint pain?
The process of spinal manipulation, when administered by a skilled chiropractor, can bring relief for joint pain and, subsequently, muscle aches. Using a controlled, sudden force on the specific joint relieves the undue pressure being inflicted on the joint and pulls the body structure back into alignment. This type of manipulation not only relieves pressure on the joints but also reduces inflammation and improves nerve function. In addition to the manipulation, chiropractors can use electric stimulation and ultrasound for deep tissue healing. Also, at Bay Health Center, spinal decompression can be administered to promote proper healing.