Baker's Cyst: How Chiropractic Can Help Alleviate Its Pain

by Administrator 30. October 2017 14:50

Baker’s Cyst, also known as Popliteal Cyst, is a knee condition in which a fluid filled lump is formed behind the knee. Synovial fluid helps the leg to swing smoothly but sometimes this fluid pushes itself out from inside the knee and this is how the synovial fluid filled sack called baker’s cyst is formed. The cyst can often vary in size.

Causes –

An infection, injury or Arthritis can lead to the formation of Baker’s Cyst. It is commonly found in adults aged 35-70 years. The condition mainly arises due to knee inflammation and there can be a number of reasons behind it -

  • Knee Injury – An injury or cartilage tear can lead to leakage of synovial fluid, thus forming a Baker’s Cyst.
  • Osteoarthritis - It occurs due to wearing or breakdown of joint cartilage present at end of the bones.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis – It causes swelling and inflammation of joints.
  • Septic Arthritis - Usually caused due to bacteria or fungus, it is a kind of joint infection.
  • Lupus – It occurs when the immune system accidently attacks the healthy cells and tissues.
  • Reactive Arthritis - It is a form of Inflammatory Arthritis.
  • Psoriasis – It creates patches over the skin.

Symptoms –

  • Unbearable pain in the knee
  • Swelling in the knee joint
  • Stiffness or tightness in the upper calf or thigh
  • Redness behind the knee
  • Ruptured cyst
  • Bruises

How To Diagnose –

A chiropractor conducts diagnostic tests to determine the actual cause using the following methods -

  • Physical examination
  • MRI
  • X-ray

Chiropractic Care Can Help –

  • Chiropractors help to reduce swelling and inflammation thus relieving pain.
  • It helps to bring body back into alignment.
  • Sometimes cyst is caused due to some other condition, which can be treated by effective chiropractic care.
  • The chiropractors suggest specific strengthening and baker’s cyst rehabilitation exercises.
  • Baker’s Cyst can restrict your range of motion but chiropractic care can help you regain it.
  • It does not require medications.
  • Regular chiropractic sessions can help you to keep your body healthy, thus preventing Baker’s Cyst and other such conditions at the first instance.
  • Chiropractic treatment has no side effects.

To schedule an appointment, patients in Killeen, TX can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX 76548. For more information log on to our website

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Chiropractic Treatment For Ear Infection

by Administrator 26. October 2017 15:41

Ear infection or middle ear infection, as is it generally called is more common in children than adults. Children have short, angled and sensitive Eustachian tube because of which they feel the pain. Bacterial or viral infections are cited as the most common reasons behind it.

Causes Of Ear Infection –

  • They are caused by bacteria or virus that occurs due to fluid buildup behind the eardrum.
  • Bacterial Infection – Caused by haemophilus influenzae, moraxella catarrhalis, streptococcus pneumoniae etc.
  • Viral Infections – Ear infections can result out due to viruses including respiratory syncytial virus and influenza.
  • Infection in the upper- respiratory track.
  • Swollen or blocked Eustachian tube which does not allow drainage of fluid.
  • Poor immunity.

Complications That May Arise –

  • Temporary Or Permanent Hearing Loss – The fluid can lead to hearing difficulties.
  • Tympanic Membrane Rupture – When the fluid presses on the membrane it often weakens the tissues. Also since there is reduction in the flow of blood the eardrum ruptures.

Symptoms Of Ear Infection –

  • Unbearable pain in the ear
  • Hearing difficulty
  • Inflammation in the area around the ear
  • Headaches
  • Discharge of fluid from the ear
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Reduced responsiveness to sound
  • Fever ( generally above 100° F)
  • Problem in maintaining balance
  • Crying more than usual

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

  • Regular chiropractic care improves the overall immunity of the body, which thus helps the body heal itself and fight infections in the first instance.
  • It helps in relaxing muscles around the Eustachian tube.
  • Chiropractors can relieve you off your pain.
  • A natural and healthy way for treatment.
  • Gentle chiropractic adjustments at the back of cervical vertebrae can improve drainage of the ear.
  • The methodology uses absolutely no medications. 
  • Other Things That Need To Be Considered –
  • Keep the person well-hydrated.
  • Encourage consumption of herbs like ginger, licorice, thyme etc. for additional comfort.
  • Gently massage the patient’s area around the ear-lobe.
  • Seek help of a chiropractor immediately.

Chiropractic care has myriad of long-term health benefits.  It helps you to stay fit, so that you need not miss any important occasion of your life owing to acute pain in any of your body.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness offer treatment for various medical conditions. For more information, call us at (254) 698 – 1600.

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