Today, in our three clinics (Northbrook, Oak Brook, and Orland Park), our friendly team delivers relief in a way that makes patients feel like rock stars from the moment they come through the door. (And not just because some of the patients we’re welcoming are our own moms, dads and loved ones.)
You can see from our hundreds and hundreds of 5-star reviews on Google that our fight against knee pain is a passion and a mission for us. We’re here for everyone because, as doctors and physician assistants, we’ve sat with patients who carry the physical and mental scars carved into them by surgery and narcotics. We will do anything we can to save our patients from risky surgery and brain-fogging drugs. We hire the best doctors and physician assistants, we invest in the best equipment and we spread the word all over Chicago. (In fact, even though we don’t advertise outside Chicago, patients drive hundreds of miles and fly from out of state because they can’t get this knee pain relief closer to home.)Get started
The answer is that knee surgery often isn’t necessary. We can even put a number on that, thanks to researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University. These diligent researchers followed knee pain patients over five years and found that approximately a third of all knee arthroplasties (TKAs) were “inappropriate,” which is research language for surgeons sawing into the legs of patients who didn’t need it.
It isn’t even as if knee replacement surgery has a good track record. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai followed 4,498 patients and found that total knee replacement had “minimal effects on quality of life.”
Each one of those operations with minimal benefit represents months of discomfort and rehab. Worse, patients who have knee surgery have a higher risk of long-term pain that is hard to relieve (sometimes even with powerful narcotics). According to research, up to 34% of patients have long-term pain after knee replacement.
Imagine having a knee surgery you didn’t need, then being in lifelong pain as a result of the surgery.
Some people do need knee surgery, and we encourage that small percentage to have the knee replacement. However, before you agree to knee replacement surgery, you MUST explore your non-surgical options.
Knee replacement surgery has all the risks that come with any major surgery, and knee replacements come with no guarantees of restored movement or less pain. In fact, many patients report more pain after knee surgery. Some of our patients have had surgery on one knee and will do anything to spare themselves from surgery on their other knee.
Every day, our doctors and physician assistants see patients who regret not spending an extra hour or two to get all facts before they let someone open them up. Unfortunately, once you have a metal ball in place of a natural knee joint, your only pain management option might be narcotics.
We offer free screenings because we want as many people as possible to have all the facts before making a life-altering decision. Also, our knee pain treatment is 100% safe—no side effects. And it works for almost everybody, so why not give it a try before committing to a path where the destination is uncertain and from which there is no way back?
It won’t cost you a dime to find out your options, and we will take the time to answer all your questions. And there’s no pressure. You can take the information home to discuss with your primary physician and your family. We are here to help, and the first step toward a pain-free life is just phone call away, so call now.
We follow a rigorous protocol designed by our doctors to ensure our clinic is COVID safe. Every surface is disinfected multiple times daily, and you will only have contact with your doctor or physician assistant during your visit.
You deserve to have all the facts, especially if you are considering putting your body through any kind of surgery. Before you consider surgery, find out first whether your pain could be taken away by a simple plumping of the natural “pillow” in your knees.