Prolotherapy

Movement is vital for life -- consistent movement is not only essential for your body, but it is also good for your brain and your longevity. Did you know that your brain actually develops through learning movement patterns, balance and coordination? So, it's important to move, but what if you have been dealing with chronic pain that prevents movement or gets worse with any attempt of moving your body? What if your joints don’t feel stable? Pain is a very strong and, at times, debilitating force that consumes your energy and dictates what you can and can not do with your body. Pain restricts you. And, what does conventional wisdom say about treatment of pain? It recommends interventions such as medication and/or surgery. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), prescription painkillers, like opioids, are amongst the most commonly abused medications due to their addictive nature and they are also responsible for an alarming number of overdose deaths. And, surgery does not always lead to pain relief and joint function improvement.

The goal of the doctors at Conscious Human Medicine is to help to get you out of pain in the least harmful manner possible. This is where regenerative medicine comes in. Prolotherapy is one form of regenerative medicine that has proven to be an effective and natural treatment for chronic pain. Prolotherapy uses an external substance, like the simple sugar dextrose, to cause the body to repair itself through an immune response. This inflammatory response leads to healthy regeneration of the tissue and significantly impacts pain. Healthy tissue regeneration and pain relief can help you to restore function. Prolotherapy can be injected into joints, around ligaments and tendonous attachments that are weak due to either trauma or overuse injuries. Some of the conditions that have been treated successfully with prolotherapy include: low back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, elbow pain, osteoarthritis, migraine headaches, TMJ syndrome, plantar fasciitis and many more.

What can you expect from your prolotherapy visit? You will meet with one of the doctors at Conscious Human Medicine where you will be evaluated to make sure you are a good candidate for prolotherapy. Depending on the chronicity and severity of your injury, a series of treatments that are typically 2-4 weeks apart might be needed to address the problem completely. These treatments in many cases can not only prevent the need for medication and/or surgery, but also allow you to be able to move free from pain again. It's time to get out of pain for good!

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