Yes, Knee Injuries Can Affect Your Back
The short answer is: Yes, knee injuries can affect your back through a variety of ways. In this post, we’ll be discussing the various ways knee injuries can affect your back in a negative fashion. Read on to discover how an ignored knee injury may end up causing much more harm than good over time. We’ll also highlight the importance of addressing past and present injuries to best avoid scenarios where other injuries from your last end up causing painful conditions to arise elsewhere within your body.
Every Joint & Bone Affects Other Joints & Bones
All of the joints and bones are connected throughout our body. The way you move your knee affects the way you move your hip, and then the way you move your hip affects your lower-back, and so on and so forth. The emphasized point here is you should always try to maintain health throughout all of your joints and bones to prevent other conditions, such as a bad back, from occurring.
Your Knee Injury May Affect How You Walk
We’ve all known someone who hurt their knee and they say “it’s never the same”. While this may be true in certain injuries within certain individuals, it doesn’t have to be the case with you. Our physical therapists work with your unique condition to best resolve any abnormalities, pain, discomfort, or lack of mobility. With this benign said, your past knee injury will likely affect the way you walk, whether you realize it or not. Our physical therapists are fantastic at identifying areas where you’re compensating due to your past knee injury. Our team of physical therapists will subsequently apply the appropriate techniques to have you back on track to health and wellness once again.
Your Knee Injury May Cause You to Compensate in Other Areas
As mentioned above, compensating to avoid painful positions or movements will inevitably cause you to develop abnormalities throughout other areas of your body. The last thing you want to develop is a gait in your walk on the other side of your body due to compensating for the original knee injury you had a few years ago. At Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants, we address your knee problem from a whole body perspective. We want to ensure you’re treated with the car which will help restore movement, flexibility, and pain-free activeness once again.
Your Knee Injury May Cause an Unnatural Shift in Your Body’s Alignment
Finally, a knee injury from the past may cause your body’s natural alignment with the neck, back, and spine to become misaligned. This is not ideal and can possibly worsen over time if not properly addressed. Let us help you accomplish your healing goals and have you restored back to health once again.
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