MERIDIAN, Idaho, Dec. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A Meridian chiropractor is offering a coupon for a free medical consultation and x-rays with a follow-up evaluation to patients suffering from knee pain. "Many cases of knee pain can be treated with non-invasive, natural techniques allowing patients to avoid surgery and painkillers," says Dr. Kimball Lundahl, DC of Healthy Habits Integrated Medicine. "Depending on what we discover in these free consultations and x-rays, we may be able to relieve participants' pain and increase their range of motion through injections of hyarulonic acid given by our Nurse Practitioner Bryce Atkins and rehabilitation."
A normal, healthy knee joint relies on its own supply of internal lubricant, explains Dr. Lundahl. "Our knees contain a fluid known as synovial fluid which cushions the bones and cartilage that make up the knee joint, helping the cartilage in the joint absorb shock and preventing painful bone-on-bone friction," he says. "In fact, hyarulonic acid is found not only in our joints but also in our heart valves and even our eyes." The Meridian chiropractor notes, however, that degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis can interfere with the production of this fluid, resulting in progressively worsening pain and stiffness in the affected knee.
If a patient's free evaluation indicates a deficiency in this natural joint lubricant, Atkins may give local injections with an FDA-approved treatment called Supartz®, a highly purified form of sodium hyarulonate derived from rooster combs. This form of hyarulonic acid is a critical component in synovial fluid. "The Supartz® supplements whatever hyarulonic acid the knee still produces on its own, resulting in natural pain management and improved function." Side effects may include temporary inflammation at the injection site, back pain or allergic reactions.
Dr. Lundahl's free offer is meant to encourage patients to seek natural, non-invasive methods of pain management instead of the traditional surgery and painkillers. "Many people simply live with debilitating pain or become addicted to painkillers because they assume the only alternative is a joint replacement," he says. "We want them to visit us so we can determine whether they are a good candidate for knee injections, rehabilitation and other kinds of physical medicine."
Interested parties can take advantage of the offer by downloading a coupon from the clinic's website. While the coupon covers a free medical consultation and x-rays with a follow-up evaluation, Dr. Lundahl notes that certain restrictions apply and invites the public to contact Healthy Habits Integrated Medicine with any questions or concerns.
In addition to hyarulonic acid replacement therapy, Healthy Habits Integrated Medicine offers chiropractic adjustment, spinal decompression, physical rehabilitation and other pain management solutions for work injuries, personal injuries and musculoskeletal diseases.
Visitors can find more information about the practice and treatments on the website at http://www.healthyhabitsintegratedmedicine.com/.
CONTACT: Healthy Habits Integrated Medicine 888-667-5235Source: Healthy Habits Integrated Medicine