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June 22, 2017 13:24 ET

Vancouver Chiropractor Reveals Startling Statistics on Knee Surgery

Vancouver chiropractor shares insight on why knee surgeries have nearly doubled in the last two decades

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - June 22, 2017) - Dr. Reza Khamneipur, Founder of Vancitypro Chiropractic, recently published an interesting post on According to new data, the number of knee surgeries has risen steeply, nearly doubling over the past two decades. For more, go to:

There have been many ideas about why this is happening. Popular theories point out the obesity epidemic and population growth as potential contributors. But many researchers remain unconvinced.

According to Dr. Khamneipur, the statistics of population growth and obesity do not follow the same growth pattern. During a nine-year period between 1999 and 2008, knee surgeries in the US more than doubled, while population growth increased 11 percent and the number of people falling into the obese category increased by roughly 20 percent. Therefore, it seems there must be other reasons for the increased number of knee surgeries.

The longer life span of baby boomers is certainly having an impact. While boomers often didn't have the physically strenuous jobs their parents and grandparents did, they seem to be subjecting their bodies to more strenuous activities. The result is that rheumatoid arthritis is no longer the most common cause for surgery. Now, it is osteoarthritis, which is caused by mechanical stress to the knee joint.

Another contributor for the increase in surgeries is that technology has changed. New synthetic materials that are used in the knee joint have proved very successful long term. With new robotic instruments, procedures are less traumatic and take less time to heal. As the largest joint that supports the full weigh of the body, many people might believe that getting surgery earlier is an acceptable alternative to dealing with long term pain and discomfort.

Dr. Khamneipur wishes to remind everyone that there are many kinds of knee surgeries, including meniscus, ACL reconstruction, knee replacement, lateral release, tendon repair, and micro trauma surgery.

As a North Vancouver Chiropractor that works with knee pain, it is important not to ignore warning signs, as they can lead to greater complications down the road. Surgery may not always be necessary. If knee pain is a concern, contact the team at Vancitypro Chiropractic to address the problem and get back to your life.

If workplace stress is getting out of hand, it may be an ideal time to make an appointment with a therapist, RMT, or chiropractor. Vancitypro Chiropractic is currently accepting new patients, so contact them today.

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