Knee Surgery Should Always Be the LAST Option for Treating Knee Pain!

By · February 2, 2010 · Filed in Cold Laser Therapy, Knee Surgery

After consulting with hundreds of patients who have undergone unsuccessful arthroscopic knee surgery and knee replacements I’m more convinced  than ever that patients need to try conservative treatments prior to undergoing knee surgery.   The wonderful thing about conservative, non- invasive treatments such as cold laser therapy, exercise, hands on therapy, acupuncture, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation is that body parts are not being removed.   These treatments won’t deform your knee and are not likely to make your condition worse. Most importantly death is not a side-effect that you have to worry about.

For instance in the case of my  Cold Laser Knee Program where I combine multiple cold lasers simultaneously, non along with other non-invasive modalities an average of eight out of ten patients  respond to care.  The average patient is usually able to achieve between a 50%-100% improvement in pain and function depending on the severity of the condition being treated.  Respectively, two out of 10 patients do not respond to care, and have no change in symptoms or function.

In the case of cold laser treatments, the worst case scenario would be that a patient doesn’t respond to care at all.   Compare that worst case scenario to undergoing unsuccessful knee surgery.  In the case of unsuccessful knee surgery parts of the knee have been removed permanently.  If the surgery is a failure there is no ‘going back’.  If arthroscopic surgery is unsuccessful often times either more arthroscopic surgery or a total knee replacement is recommended.

Obviously there is no comparison between surgery and  cold  laser  treatments  yet I’m still  surprised at the number of people I talk to on a daily basis that skip basic, conservative non invasive care and jump right into knee surgery.  I often ask patients that have been through unsuccessful arthroscopic surgery or knee replacement surgery why they didn’t receive conservative care BEFORE surgery was performed.  Often times their doctor told them that surgery was their only option, and didn’t offer them any other alternatives.

These patients are often willing to try ‘anything’ because they have ‘nothing to lose’ and are desperate to find a solution to their knee pain. Unfortunately, they have nothing to lose because by the time they’ve gone through knee replacements or arthroscopic knee surgery they’ve already ‘lost it’ (bone, cartilage, meniscus etc…).

Fortunately, there is hope for patients suffering with knee pain after arthroscopic or knee replacement surgery.  They are often great candidates for our Cold Laser Knee Program.   They are more challenging to treat, but typically respond very well to care.

Consider everything you have to ‘lose’ before you ‘lose it’ and give conservative care a chance BEFORE getting cut into.

Located in Irving, Texas, the Atlas Medical Center includes a team of professionals that are dedicated to improving your quality of life.   Professional and amateur athletes, dancers, musicians, retirees and people who are just suffering with pain go to the Atlas Medical Center for care. Using the facility to improve their condition, thousands of successful cases have been treated since 2001.

Dr. Alexandra Schnee, D.C. primarily treats patients suffering with knee pain due to unsuccessful knee surgery, arthritis, bursitis, ‘bone on bone’, tendonitis, meniscus/cartilage tears, and Baker’s Cyst’s.

At the Atlas Medical Center we have programs available that can help most musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, sciatica, disc and nerve problems, hip, ankle, foot, hand and wrist pain, etc…

Dr. Robert Hanson, D.C. an associate at the Atlas Medical Center, offers non-surgical cold laser therapy programs that help treat neck and back pain due to herniated, bulging, degenerated discs, stenosis, and pinched nerves with Cold Laser Therapy/Spinal Decompression Therapy.

If you live in the Dallas/ Fort-Worth Metroplex and suffer with knee pain, and would like more information about Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program or any of our other programs please call our office at 214-596-1051, or fill out the form on the right hand side of this page and a FREE 16 page report about the treatments will be mailed to you within 72 hours. Or visit

Article by Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, B.S.,D.C.,-Your Cold Laser Therapy Doctor for the Non-Surgical Treatment of Knee Pain for the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas Area-“Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program Has Been Helping People with Knee Pain and Joint Pain in the Dallas- Fort Worth Area Since 2001.”

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