Should You Give Prolotherapy A Chance Before Drastic Replacement?
Living with chronic musculoskeletal pain can be disappointing and unbearable. Musculoskeletal pain usually affects the support structures of your body like bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons that allows you to move and perform your daily tasks. The excruciating pain can make you feel uneasy and keep you from getting a good night sleep. For some people, the pain takes over their daily lives and prevents them from doing activities they enjoy. Some patients who cannot stand the pain often consider undergoing joint replacement surgery to eliminate the pain.
Joint replacement is a life-changing decision and could give you long-term consequences. Most patients expect pain relief, better joint function and improved quality of life after the surgery. However, this procedure also comes with risks like bone fractures and dislocation, infections, blood clots and nerve injury. Some patients complain that they feel stiffness on the implanted joint, while others feel frustrated as it did not help them regain absolute mobility. In other words, surgery is not the best remedy for your chronic musculoskeletal pain. For that reason, you should give Los Angeles prolotherapy a try before you jump the gun and decide to have drastic replacement.
So, What Is Prolotherapy?
Basically, the term "Prolotherapy" is short for "proliferation therapy". Proliferation simply means "rapid production". In this type of therapy, the aching areas are injected with a ploriferant solution that induces the development of new and healthy tissue. This technique is performed to eliminate the excruciating pain that happens when a person's joints, ligaments and tendons are damaged. The therapy promotes the growth of new tissues while repairing the injured parts. Prolotherapy stimulates the body's intuitive reaction to restore normal function and healing ability.
What Conditions Can Be Treated With Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy involves using injections to treat a variety of disorders and chronic or acute pain conditions. These conditions include:
- Bulging discs
- Bone on Bone conditions
- Hip dysfunction
- Hip replacement
- Knee injury
- Knee replacement
- Lumbar or cervical spine instability
- Rotator cuff injuries
One of the reasons why you should give prolotherapy a chance before getting a joint replacement is the fact that surgery cannot be undone. In case the surgery fails and the pain still persist, you'll be stuck living with discomfort. Also, prolothrerapy does not require long-term recovery period compared to surgery. Yes, you might experience 24 to 48 hours of post-injection soreness but not painful enough to necessitate pain relievers. Lastly, joint replacement surgery is costly, not to mention the potential income that you might lose from missing work.
If you want to have a successful Los Angeles prolotherapy treatment make sure that you come to the right person. Dr. Peter A. Fields is well-known for his expertise in the field of regenerative medicine. With his knowledge and extensive training in Prolotherapy, Dr. Fields ensures that you get the right treatment for your condition.
Peter A. Fields, MD, DC, is well known in the field of prolotherapy and sports medicine and lectures on and teaches other physicians these techniques. His Centre, Pacific Prolotherapy & Medical Wellness Center is dedicated to providing quality health care. The Center is run by Peter A. Fields, MD,DC -- one of a handful of physicians in the nation with both medical and chiropractic degrees. This combination of degrees gives Dr. Fields a broad area of knowledge and expertise that benefits his patients.
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