Non-Surgical Ligament and Tendon Reconstruction. Regenerative Joint Injection.
What is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy is a natural, non-surgical procedure that involves an injection of an irritant solution (often a form of sugar called dextrose) into joints, or into injured or unstable ligaments or tendons.
The goal of prolotherapy is to stimulate healing and reduce pain. The injection of a hypertonic solution such as dextrose stimulates a mild inflammatory response that begins a healing process The end result of this immune response is the production of collagen fibers that strengthen and repair ligaments and tendons.
Strengthening the injured area in this manner reduces pain, and promotes greater stability and function The existence of overly lax ligaments and tendons in and around the joints and the spine turns out to be the root cause of many painful and debilitating musculoskeletal conditions. Many of these conditions are chronic and resistant to other therapies.
Prolotherapy strengthens and tightens loose ligaments and tendons, like taking a screwdriver to the loose structures. A prolotherapy “tune-up” can solve the problem at its root, permanently reducing or eliminating symptoms.
Prolotherapy has a proven track record of several decades of safe and effective clinical use. For many patients, it offers a safe and effective alternative to pain medications and surgery. It can help when other treatments have failed. Prolotherapy also offers patients an “anti-aging” approach to slow down and even reverse some of the degenerative effects of osteoarthritis.
What is Prolozone?
Prolozone is derived from t “proli” “proliferate”, meaning to produce new cells in rapid succession to regenerate or rebuild tissues with ozone. Ozone is the most highly active form of oxygen in the universe. Prolozone uses the power of oxygen to cause damaged tissues, joints, ligaments, and tendons to regenerate. This usually causes a complete healing, and a permanent end to pain.
How Does Prolozone Work?
The reason that some injuries completely heal and others don’t has to do with circulation. In order for a damaged area of the body to regenerate and heal, it must have the critical elements that only the blood can provide: vitamins, minerals, and oxygen.
Of these, by far the most important is oxygen. Low levels of oxygen cause an accumulation of lactic acid, which is what causes pain. Prolozone works in three ways.
1. Homeopathic anti-inflammatory medications are injected into the injured area to reduce inflammation and swelling This leads to increased circulation.
2. The area is treated with vitamins and minerals that are critical for healing.
3.And finally, the area is infiltrated with oxygen in the form of ozone.
The result is that the tissues get what they need to heal. And as they heal, the circulation to the area is re-established, and the treatment is complete. The response to treatment varies from person to person, but most people only need from 3-5 treatments.
PLATELET RICH PLASMA
What is a PRP ?
Platelet rich plasma (“PRP”) is one of the most popular and effective treatments for soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries. It has been used to treat many world class athletes. In addition to being used for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, it is also used for cosmetic procedures such as skin and hair rejuvenation.
PRP is effective because it contains healing factors, growth factors and other proteins isolated from a patient’s own blood which act as tissue repair facilitators. During this procedure a small volume of the patient’s blood is drawn and then separated with a centrifuge. The layer with platelet rich plasma is used in the procedure.
PRP helps in the repair and recovery of damaged tendons, ligaments, some mild forms of arthritic conditions and fractures. Many studies support the use of PRP in musculoskeletal injuries and cosmetic procedures. The clinical results have been impressive.
At Vita Health, we treat the following conditions with Prolozone, Prolotherapy and PRP:
- Lumbar Pain
- Sacroiliac Pain
- Herniated Disc
- Lax Ligaments & Pain after Pregnancy
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Whiplash Injury
- Barre-Lieou Syndrome
- Cervical Instability
- Suboccipital Headache
- Clicking, Grinding, Popping
- Facet Syndrome
Midback / Thoracic
- Upper Back & Trapezius Muscle Spasm
- Rib Pain & Rib Subluxation
- Meniscal Tear
- ACL Sprain
- MCL Sprain
- LCL Sprain
- Patellar Tendonitis
- Patellofemoral Syndrome
- Jumpers Knee
- Runners Knee
- Rotator Cuff Tear
- Glenoid Labral Tear
- SLAP Tear
- Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)