Pain Related Therapies
Non-surgical joint repair. Prolotherapy is an injection technique used to stimulate repair of damaged ligaments. This can be used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain. When former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop was told by several physicians that his back pain was incurable, he refused to accept this diagnosis. He searched for a solution until he found it…with prolotherapy. Within a few weeks he found complete relief from his ‘incurable' pain. Over the next few years he had several mild relapses which promptly responded with equal success to the same therapy.
The technique utilizes an injection of a mildly irritating solution such as 10% dextrose solution at the site of a damaged ligament. Often after an injury, the repair process slows down and stops. The injection fools the body into responding as if damage had just occurred. The ligament's build up and repair process is re-initiated and the healing process begins once more.
Partially Torn Ligement in Knee Ligament damage can cause local (ligamentous) pain as well as muscular pain. This occurs because the muscles that span the joint need to tighten to support the joint. This can produce spasms and trigger points. Massage doesn't give permanent relief for this sort of problem because it doesn't correct the cause. With ligament damage as well as trigger points, the pain is often referred. That means the pain is felt at a distance from the source. Thus a sacral ligament pain or gluteal trigger point can send pain down a leg and be mistaken for sciatic nerve pain (‘sciatica'). Diagram above provided with the permission from William J. Faber, D.O. and Morton Walker, D.P.M.
Prolotherapy has been used with excellent results in resistant pain of whiplash, sciatica, sports injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder problems, ankle problems and other resistant orthopedic problems. Results are often observed within days of the treatment. Dr. Rind has been using prolotherapy to relieve acute and chronic pain for 20 years.
An article concerning prolotherapy is available at http://www.prolotherapy.com.
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