"Did You Know Prolotherapy is Among the Most Advanced Forms of Regenerative Medicine Available Today for Repairing Damaged Tissue Fibers & Joints?"
"What Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning and a Pueblo CO Acupuncturist Have in Common..."
Prolotherapy is one of the new secrets from pro athletes, helping them bounce back from frequent injuries and ongoing wear-and-tear, and I think it can help you bounce back from your injuries too.
In fact, that's how Kobe Bryant came back from what should have been a career ending Achilles tendon tear at 38 years old... He received prolotherapy treatments, as did Peyton Manning.
Hi, my name is Tracey Walker and I'm a Pueblo, CO acupuncturist. I too have personally benefited from Prolotherapy (also known as Injection Therapy), when I suffered a bulging disc with a dowagers hump, as well as an injured shoulder and low back pain.
Prolotherapy has done wonders for my recovery, and now I recommend it to my patients whose injuries cannot be treated by a chiropractor.
Prolotherapy is a cutting-edge form of regenerative medicine that is leading the way in helping to treat both acute and chronic injuries, as well as difficult-to-resolve joint pain. You can benefit from prolotherapy if you have arthritis, a torn ligament, tendonitis, a bulging disc, or pain in any susceptible area such as your neck, lower back, knee or shoulder.
Through utilizing glucose and increasing collegen production to re-create your body’s own natural healing process, prolotherapy is considered one of the most advanced forms of regenerative medicine available today for the repairing of damaged tissue fibers and joints.
How Does Prolotherapy Stimulate Healing?
The way that prolotherapy works is by causing a purposeful, mild inflammation response near damaged tissue that helps new fibers to grow. While usually “inflammation” is thought of as a bad (and sometimes painful) thing, it also has important benefits for stimulating repair-work and healing damaged tissue fibers.
Prolotherapy College describes this process as follows:
- When ligaments or tendons (connective tissue) are stretched or torn, the joint they are holding destabilizes and can become painful. Prolotherapy, with its unique ability to directly address the cause of the instability, can repair the weakened sites and produce new collagen tissue, resulting in permanent stabilization of the joint.
- Essentially through performing a very directed injection to an injury site, prolotherapy tricks the body into repairing an area. In the past, prolotherapy injections contained a mix of substances that helped to dull pain and cause a mild inflammation response, including dextrose, saline, sarapin and procaine.
5 Benefits of Prolotherapy
1. Helps Repair Tendons Injuries
Prolotherapy can increase platelet-derived growth factor expressions that kick off repairment of damaged tendons. A 2010 JAMA study compared two forms of prolotherapy (saline and PRP) for treating tendon injuries and found they had similar effects. Both treatments helped treat chronic Achilles tendinopathy, although some speculate that PRP might be best suited for this kind of injury.
2. Helps Treat Chronic Back & Neck Pain
According to Spine Health, prolotherapy can help heal small tears and weakened tissue in the back that contribute to inflammation, reduced functioning, bulging discs and back pain. The mechanism by which stem cell therapy helps to treat back pain is by shutting down “ligamentous laxity,” which is the activation of pain receptors in tendon or ligament tissues that send painful nerve signals up the back.
Damaged tissue in tendons or ligaments are sensitive to stretching, compressing and other forms of pressure, so by reducing these tears, prolotherapy helps to eliminate the root source of pain.
Prolotherapy has successfully been used in pain management for common conditions that affect the back including:
- Neck pain due to spine related conditions
- Sciatica/sciatic nerve pain
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Sacroiliac problems
- Rotator cuff injuries extending to the upper back
3. Resolves Shoulder Injuries & Pain
Prolotherapy have been shown to be effective in the treatment of shoulder injuries and pain, which are often a result of the rotator cuff being overworked (sometimes from not resting enough between workouts). The shoulder is one of the body parts exposed to the most repetitive use, repeated traumas and degeneration, so athletes, laborers and aging adults are most susceptible to shoulder injuries of all kinds.
A 2009 Journal of Prolotherapy study reported that up to 82 percent of patients treated for chronic shoulder pain (also called frozen shoulder) experienced improvements in sleep, exercise ability, anxiety, depression and overall disability. And 39 percent of these patients were told by their medical doctors that there were no other treatment options available for their pain!
4. Treats Elbow & Wrist Tendonitis
A 2008 report published in Practical Pain Management states that adults who play golf or tennis frequently are some of the more prone to elbows injuries. Prolotherapy is now considered an effective non-surgical treatment option for sport-related injuries. And not only those that affect the elbow (like lateral and medial epicondylitis) but also those causing subsequent pain in the lower back, wrist ligaments or shoulders, plus sprained ankles and other musculoskeletal damage caused by repetitive use and joint degeneration.
5. Treats Injuries to the Hands & Feet
Prolotherapy is now being used to lower pain associated with common hand injuries experienced by younger and middle-aged adults, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, Skier’s or “Gamekeepers” thumb and “Texting thumb,” which are caused by repetitive use and damage to the ulnar collateral ligament. Recently, doctors have seen a steady increase in injuries triggered from everyday activities like typing, computer mouse use or playing sports.
The thumbs, fingers, hands and feet are also prone to pain caused by osteoarthritis and aging. One study involving over 600 patients with ankle and foot pain that was published in Operative Techniques of Sports found that prolotherapy treatments helped reduce ankle and foot pain associated arthritis, tendon ruptures, plantar fasciitis, misalignments, fractures and ligament injuries.
A Free Offer
If you're suffering from pain due to an injury, or any of the conditions I've described here, and you want to know if Prolotherapy is right for you, click on the coupon below to download it now for a FREE Initial Exam & Consultation ($85 value.)
The coupon is good for one initial exam and limited to one coupon per person. If you, or a loved one is in need of my services, please click on the coupon below to download it and bring it with you on your first visit.
Your no-cost, no-obligation initial exam includes:
- A relaxed consultation with me
- An individual health and injury history
- Extensive exams of pulses and the appearance of the tongue, eyes
- A discussion of findings and recommended treatments
If you have any questions, send me an e-mail or call us at (719) 249-7570. I’ll be happy to answer your questions and discuss your concerns.
Tracey R. Walker, L.Ac.
Board Certified and Licensed
Pueblo, CO Acupuncturist
1303 Fortino Blvd, Suite C, Pueblo, CO 81008
Phone: (719) 249-7570
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