A Comprehensive Approach to Joint Pain

Joint Pain

Working with patients to reduce joint related pain is one of my areas of focus. For that reason, I’ll have patients often ask me how or why I started working in this area. The answer is that I’ve seen how living in pain can negatively change the core of who an individual is. It affects every aspect of life from the desire and ability to socialize, enjoy life and engage in hobbies. Reducing pain allows my patients to have a greater sense of joy and freedom. Consequently, they experience greater productivity in their personal life and professional work. I love hearing patients report back to me that they are free of pain. The patient is always left amazed and I am thrilled! Who wouldn’t want to serve others in this way?! I’m grateful to play a role in combating chronic pain.

Prolotherapy

In my opinion, a compound approach works best. Using prolotherapy, IV major ozone and an individualized supplementation plan is the recipe. Prolotherapy is an injection that provides very successful reduction in joint pain for my patients. The goal with prolotherapy is to reduce inflammation and pain. The treatment is centered on regenerating ligaments and tendons. Therefore, the treatment is a long-term solution to joint pain. I explain to patients that 3-6 treatments is expected for positive responses. However, I do have many patients who experience complete relief after only one treatment.

Prolotherapy is different than conventional therapies like corticosteroid injections. This is because conventional therapies temporarily provide pain relief. In the long term, however, they will do more harm because the steroid causes tissues to weaken. Conventional therapies lead to chronic pain medication use. Besides addiction, these medications cause constipation, inevitably disrupting the fragile environment of good flora in the gastrointestinal tract. It is important to know the side effects of medications for that reason.

Most noteworthy, when conventional treatments fail to provide a positive outcome, surgery often follows. It is important to weight all options. Furthermore, I would encourage exploring prolotherapy treatments to help restore joint health and mobility. Prolotherapy is a wonderful remedy to joint pain. Don’t jump into surgery without weighing all other options first. There may be a more effective approach to joint pain.

Common ailments successfully treated with prolotherapy include:

  • Arthritis
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrom
  • Headaches
  • Degenerative Arthritis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Herniation
  • Heel Spurs
  • Hip Degeneration
  • Knee Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Sacroiliac Sprain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Slipped Spine
  • Spinal Defects
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Whiplash