Prolotherapy

There are many different types of pain that may be experienced in the body. One type of pain that is commonly experienced by many individuals is joint pain. Not only can it be uncomfortable when you are experiencing this type of difficulty, it can also limit your range of movement to one extent or another. Although there are many treatments that may be available to help limit the symptoms that you are experiencing, one that you may want to consider as a cure is Prolotherapy. That type of therapy can be provided in the Monterey Park and San Gabriel Valley areas by Dr. Clement Lee ND. As a Naturopathic doctor, he is able to provide you with holistic medicine and the natural pain relief that your body needs to overcome these difficulties.

You might be surprised with the relief that may be available with Prolotherapy. In most cases, the joint pain that you are experiencing is a direct result of damage that occurs to the ligaments and tendons that are in the area. These can be damaged as a result of injury or may have been damaged over the course of time. Unfortunately, the ligaments and tendons in the body are very slow to heal so you may have a low level of strength, leading to the possibility of further injury. The instability that is caused by those weak tendons and ligaments can also cause additional joint damage as well as an increase in pain and disability.

When you use Prolotherapy as a natural form of healing in the area, you are doing more than overcoming the pain that is being experienced. There are numerous medical treatments that are more conventional which can serve that purpose. Those include cortisone shots, anti-inflammatory drugs and even some types of surgery. When you compare those conventional means of treating the symptoms with the cure that is available when you use Prolotherapy, you will see that Prolotherapy is superior. How does this treatment work?

The word Prolotherapy comes from the root, prolo, which means to proliferate. This type of therapy causes the body to begin healing the damaged tissues instead of simply masking the symptoms with an unnatural drug. The injections that are given for Prolotherapy contain a local anesthetic, such as lidocaine, dextrose and various nutrients, including vitamin B12. When those are injected into the area that has been damaged, it causes localized inflammation which causes the body to send nutrients and blood to the area. In doing so, it allows your body to naturally heal the damage that has been done using its own healing process.

There are other advanced treatments available from Dr. Lee including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Ozone injections that can be used with or without the Prolotherapy treatments. PRP involves drawing your own blood and extracting the platelets which is injected back into the injured area. The platelets contain many powerful growth factors that stimulate healing of injured tissue. Ozone injections have numerous healing effects on the body. Ozone is a reactive form of oxygen, but when injected into the body can enhance oxygen saturation into the injured area, stimulate a release of growth factors, and activate the immune system to help reduce pain.

If you suffer from pain in the joints that does not seem to go away or if it continues to get injured because it is weak, Prolotherapy, PRP, or Ozone may be the right choice for you. It can also help if your range of motion is limited as a result of the pain that you are experiencing. You can contact Dr. Lee for more information about the process and any other natural pain relief that may be available for your condition.

Common conditions treated:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain – disc issues, sciatica, facet injury
  • Hip pain – iliotibial IT band syndrome, piriformis syndrome
  • Headaches – migraines, tension headaches
  • Neck pain – disc issues, whiplash,
  • Golfer/tennis elbow – forearm pain/weakness
  • Knee pain – ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL, jumper’s knee, torn meniscus
  • TMJ – jaw pain, locked jaw
  • Shoulder pain – rotator cuff injuries
  • Ankle pain – Achilles tendonitis, sprained ankle
  • Wrist pain – carpal tunnel
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin Splints
  • and more

Disclaimer:  Contents of this site are for education purposes only.  They are not intended to diagnose or treat in any way.  Please consult with your healthcare provider before initiating treatment.

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