Actual before and after x-rays of Colorado Life-Changing Care patients
Non-Drug & Non-Surgical Knee Pain Relief
- Cartilage damage
- Bone on bone
- Meniscus injury
- Weakness & buckling
- Crunching & popping
Unnecessary Knee Surgery
As our testimonials and actual patient X-rays show, our program is a highly effective alternative to knee replacement surgery.
Knee replacement surgery is one of the most unnecessary surgeries performed in the U.S. today, including when it is done to treat osteoarthritis. A study at Harvard Mass General Hospital and reported in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that arthroscopic knee surgery was no more effective than placebo surgery. Other research has shown that physical therapy (which we utilize in our knee program) was found to be just as effective as surgery, but at significantly reduced risk and cost.
Patients who were informed about joint replacements and alternative treatments had 26 percent fewer hip replacements and 38 percent fewer knee replacements than those who were not (www.mercola.com).
A 90-95% Success Rate Without Drugr or Surgery!
Our Knee Pain Program delivers exceptional results because it is multi-faceted. We address the 3 components of knee pain at the same time for maximal results–we call it our “3-Pronged Approach.”
The first component is structural, in which we treat knee joint misalignment and its underlying causes–weakness of the supporting soft tissues (ligaments, muscles and tendons). We also address bone on bone conditions with computerized knee decompression. The before and after X-rays of our knee patients show what a huge improvement this can make in knee joint space and integrity. This treatment is gentle, pain free and totally non-toxic and non-invasive!
The second component is neurological. We assess and treat the large diameter sensory nerves that come out of the spine, go down the legs and end in the feet. When these nerves are healthy and firing optimally, they intercept and inhibit the pain signals coming into the spinal cord from the knee, so the signals never get to the brain where they register as pain! We do need to have pain awareness, just not the excessive pain perception so commonly present in chronic knee pain. If these nerves are weak, we can improve their health with different therapies, including the ReBuilder.
Another key neurological aspect of treatment is to insure that the brain is generating strong and consistent pain-inhibiting signals that travel down the spinal cord and intercept the pain signals coming into the cord from the knee. This assessment and treatment is is referred as “Brain Based Therapy.” Details can be found under the “NeuroMetabolic” tab on the home page of this website.
The third component is metabolic assessment and support. “Metabolic” refers to body chemistry and how healthy our organs and glands are. The key metabolic issue in chronic knee pain is systemic inflammation–a slow-burning fire that creates heat, pain, swelling and tissue destruction. This is
different from the acute inflammation that occurs with trauma, like an acute ankle sprain. Systemic inflammation is secondary to out-of-balance body chemistry–it’s a common denominator in all chronic, degenerative conditions including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, auto-immune disorders and many others. There are many causes for systemic inflammation including poor EFA (essential fatty acid) ratios, poor blood sugar regulation, food sensitivities and chronic infections, to name a few. Because systemic inflammation can be contributing to your knee pain, it’s essential that we assess for its presence and address it as necessary as part of our Knee Pain Program. We use dietary guidance along with nutritional, herbal and homeopathic support to manage chronic inflammation, as well as specific therapy tools such as Low Level Laser, Infrared Light Therapy and Frequency Specific Microcurrent Therapy.
Exceptional Results From our 3-Pronged Approach
Conservatively, 90 to 95 percent of the people we treat for knee pain experience a significant reduction of pain and improvement in their function. A smaller percentage experience the improvements in knee joint structure seen on our before/after knee X-rays. But the great majority of patients whose knee joint structure does not change measurably still experience less pain and improved function.
Low Level Laser Fact Sheet
- Patients undergoing laser therapy show significant decreases in pain intensity at rest and with movement and improved need function and ability to walk when compared to a placebo group
- Patients treated with laser therapy show significant improvements in pain, range of motion, functionality and movement when compared to placebo
- Low level laser therapy reduces pain and knee osteoarthritis and improves microcirculation
- Significant improvement in pain relief and quality of life in 70% of patients
- 82% reported significant removal of pain and recovery of joint mobility. Cold laser therapy is concluded to be a safe, effective and non-invasive alternative to conventional surgical and medical treatment modalities for patients
- Cold laser therapy has the capacity to generate issues, including cartilage
- Laser therapy “promoted restoration of function, relieved pain and limited complications of rheumatoid arthritis” when compared to NSAIDS and placebo
- Cold laser therapy is effective in relieving pain and disability in degenerative osteoarthritis of the knee
- The unequivocal scientific findings so far has earned cold laser therapy a top spot in levels of evidence and treatment recommendations for knee osteoarthritis
- Laser therapy is safe
Go to the Low Level Laser page for more information
I came to see Dr. Tashiro because both knees were hurting anytime I went up or down stairs and I didn’t know how to take care of it. Dr. Steve and his staff adjusted the alignment of my knees and gave me exercises to improve my knee muscles, as well as directions for using castor oil compresses at home and EFAC cream. My knees feel vey good now with no pain when I use the stairs. This treatment really works and stops knee pain without surgery!