Fixing Adrenals to Fix Knee Pain, Neck Pain, and Focus!

It's time for another positive patient story with my girl Jen!

Jen came in a little over 4 years ago with complaints of joint issues, particularly in her knees especially her right knee, and in her neck, which she claimed "popped a lot" on its own and felt generally painful and achy. She also told me about difficulties with maintaining energy levels and focus and concentration throughout the day and had to take Adderal daily. 

From the start with Jen, we discovered adrenal stress. She had a positive postural hypotension test on exam, a common adrenal fatigue symptom, multiple other symptoms of adrenal stress, and we found adrenal-related muscle inhibition.

Many people don't know that two of the major knee supportive muscles, the sartorius and gracilis, are related to the adrenal glands. The sartorius is often correlated to the adrenal medulla, which releases adrenaline for energy, helps regulate blood sugar levels, heart rate, and more. The gracilis muscle is often correlated to the adrenal cortex, which releases cortisol to control our stress response and aldosterone to regulate our water retention and blood pressure, and more.

We found both muscles shut off in Jen's right knee, leading to knee instability and thus, her pain and discomfort. 

Cortisol, release by the adrenal cortex in response to stresses, also "eats away" at the ligaments of the body, particularly in the upper neck and SI (hip) joints. We determined that this was a part of her chronic neck popping, leading to instability, and ultimately pain. The desire to self-adjust in these cases can be very strong, but will only lead to more pain and instability down the road! Don't do it...

Anyways ultimately, Jen's treatment involved specific chiropractic adjustments, a few in particular to boost the adrenal glands, neurolymphatic reflex point work for the adrenal glands, mind-body techniques to address emotional and mental stress, and nutritional testing. We put Jen on Drenamin and Ligaplex II by Standard Process Inc.to rehabilitate and strengthen her adrenal glands and ligaments. We have also used other supplements as necessary over the years as Jen's health has changed. Our treatment did not only involve treatment to her adrenal glands, although this was a main focus.

Years later, Jen is doing great! Her knee and neck pain have both greatly improved, as has her focus and concentration, allowing her to work herself off of her Adderal medication, which she has been off of since 5 months after beginning treatment in 2014 -yay! Her focus on concentration was also tied to her adrenal gland function. Jen comes in regularly to maintain our progress and her health, no more than once a month! 

And I always love to see her. We take our work seriously yet we have a lot of fun, and see our treatments as a team effort. Thanks so much, Jen! 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments:

Adrenals
By Derrek
September 06, 2020
I have had electro hypersensitivity ..I believe this started from dental work .. My adrenals I know are an issue.. I have had success using adrenal glandular... Few yrs ago after having a dental bridge put in was having severe elctro hypersensitivity and my right kneee which I had 4 surgeries on was hurting badly I also work out alot was taking a natural testosterone precurser ..I had to stop training since my knee was hurting so bad but figured out only when I stopped taking the test booster did my knee pain start gradually going down Now yrs later my left knee suddenly is hurting badly and giving out occasionally ..I was by a cell tower for 8 hrs 2 days ago and that when the left knee started hurting it reminds me of the right knee pain cause it just started hurting out of nowhere, scary cause my right knee has always been the bad knee my left knee never gave me issues Now can testosterone precursors but unusual strain on the adrenals ? Im guessing caffeine before training is no good also ..i Really wonder if this new dental bonding this dentist put on my left front tooth is causing issues since my left kidney area hurts since then and the front teeth are on the kidney meridian which kidneys and adrenals co exist could that be an issue also can testosterone precursors but unusual strain on the adrenals ? Im guessing caffeine Thanks Derek
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By Rashell Sheibal
October 01, 2020
I had pain behind my left knee that became so bad, I drove myself to the emergency room thinking I had a blood clot. After an ultrasound, it was decided that I had a Baker's cyst. But that made no sense to me. I never really had any significant problem with my knee. I had an appointment shortly after with my kidney Dr so I asked her to check my cortisol. This is due to the fact that I had googled "pain behind the knee" and Google gave me low cortisol as a possibility. Sure enough, my cortisol was seriously low. Later when my endocrinologists nurse called me and asked me how I was feeling on the steroids I was taking, I told him I still had pain behind my knee. He chuckled and said he didn't believe that had anything to do with it. I was amazed at his ignorance. That pain was the only reason I knew my cortisol was so bad. Moral to the story, know your body and it never hurts to Google it!