A Natural Healing Approach to Muscular and Joint Pain
Proliferation Therapy (Prolotherapy, in short) has been used to treat musculoskeletal pain for over 50 years. What Prolotherapy proliferates is collagen and cartilage, the soft tissues of the body. Prolotherapy treatments helps generate collagen through a series of mild chemical injections which stimulates the immune system’s healing mechanism to produce collagen.
Prolotherapy is an innovative technique that relieves pain by directly impacting the underlying condition causing that pain. In contrast to many medical treatments that may provide only temporary benefits, this safe, proven treatment offers lasting relief.
It is the injection of natural substances directly into damaged tissues so as to trigger the production of growth factors. This launches a controlled “good” inflammation that stimulates the body's natural healing mechanisms to lay down new, strong collagen, tendons and other tissues.
The new collagen and cartilage strengthens and restores joints, and supporting soft tissue, reducing or eliminating many different types of pain including: Lower Back Pain, Neck Pain, Chronic Pain, Osteoarthritis, Sports Injuries, Car accident injuries, Other Joint Pains – like Shoulder, Wrist, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Headaches And Migraine Headaches
Prolotherapy treatments do not require invasive surgery to eliminate acute or chronic pain. Instead, prolotherapy offers a safe, effective treatment for patients interested in living a pain-free life WITHOUT surgery.
The benefits of Prolotherapy are widely known and accepted by several, leading pain management specialists. In fact, Dr. C. Everett Koop, the former United States Surgeon General, recently stated, “I saw remarkable benefits when the method was used with proper indications.”
If you are currently experiencing chronic pain, acute pain, back pain, neck pain, joint pain, or other pain management issues, we strongly encourage you to learn more about Prolotherapy prior to any surgical procedure.
Many conditions respond well to prolotherapy, such as facet syndrome* (back and neck arthritis), whiplash, joint sprains, degenerative disc disease*, osteoarthritis, tennis elbow, sprains, chronic tendonitis, and more.
At the Comfort Care Medical Center, our physician experts can determine if you are a candidate for this healing alternative and help you get your life back.
How does prolotherapy help?
Prolotherapy promotes long-term, often permanent pain relief by stimulating the body's ability to repair itself. A solution of concentrated dextrose and local anesthetic (steroids are not used) is injected into the affected ligaments, tendons, or joint capsules. This solution acts not as a nutrient, but by stimulating the body's natural ability to repair these tissues, encouraging growth of new ligament or tendon fibers.
Multiple treatments encourage additional tissue growth to restore and strengthen the affected area. An individual plan is devised with prolotherapy treatments scheduled every two to six weeks until the healing is complete, and you can return to normal activities without pain.
How long does it take?
The total appointment time takes approximately 30 minutes, including preparation, treatment and recovery time. Performed in a medical office, prolotherapy relieves pain without the risks of surgery, without general anesthesia or hospital stays, and without a prolonged recovery period. In fact, most people return to their jobs or usual activities right after the procedure.
What are the expected results?
Initially, mild but temporary swelling and stiffness may occur. Some patients see noticeable improvement after the first sessions are completed, while others realize increasing improvement on each successive visit. Research studies show that over 80 percent of people treated with prolotherapy report a good or excellent result. Many of them are permanently cured. Not only do they enjoy simple pleasures again – a good night's sleep, sitting through a movie, taking a walk – but many also return to physical activities such as soccer, mountain biking, jogging, skiing, even horseback riding.
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