Many people suffer from back, neck, knee, wrist , or ankle pain. The typical courses of therapy after radiographic studies are cortisone shots and/or surgery.
A lot of people however, do not wish to have cortisone shots or surgery due to the side effects and risks.
Prolotherapy is an alternative treatment, worth considering. This treatment is a series of injections given at the site of pain and discomfort. These shots enable the body to work with the body’s own response to enable it to repair itself.
Prolotherapy injections consist of natural elements and vitamins which the body is familiar with and can use to perfuse the painful area with a good blood supply to bring in all the necessary responses by the body to repair the area.
Prolotherapy is usually administered as a series of injection. There may be a repeat of these injections needed depending on each person’s bodily response.
Unlike cortisone shots and other mainstream treatments, which want an immediate decrease of inflammation, Prolotherapy works by causing a flare up of the painful joint. This enables the repair of the joint by the body’s own repair system. As the body repairs its joint the inflammation goes down. There is very little discomfort for 24 to 48 hours associated with this process which starts with the prolotherapy shots.
For more information and to see if you are a candidate for this treatment call our office at 818-990-5588.