Prolo Therapy Nashville
Indeed, Prolotherapy is certainly an important clinical tool to treat damaged connective tissue ligaments, tendons, cartilage, meniscus, labrum, fascia, etc. But perhaps a greater contribution made by Prolotherapy is that it sheds light on an important medical mystery. That is, when someone has pain in a joint, or in the neck, or back, or when someone has symptoms going down an arm or leg, or various other distressing symptoms, what condition is actually causing their symptoms?
Furthermore, the cost of hip and knee replacements in the US has been 17 billion dollars in recent years. Hence severe joint pain and deterioration is a frequent personal occurrence and a vast public health and medical economic problem.
Let’s highlight three issues here:
1.) A generally incorrect series of assumptions about how the damage develops in a joint that leads to joint replacement;
2.) Prolotherapy, PRP, and/or stem cell therapy in these particular structures can remedy the symptoms, and the underlying condition, perhaps better than the standard treatment partial or total joint replacement where symptoms in these joints are actually coming from, and trigger real healing.
3.) Orthopedic surgeons have started to use Platelet Rich Plasma. The results obtained by triggering healing are highly variable (as cited research studies, and medical results will demonstrate), and the factors which make the largest difference in results can be highlighted by the right medical team.
Insights from the Prolotherapy Practice
“I see patients on a daily basis who have had the origin of their symptoms misdiagnosed. I hear patients on a daily basis give accounts of lengthy odysseys through the health care system, often involving multiple attempted treatments, including operations, who are not better, and perhaps worse, after all the medical attention they have received. Or I see patients with significant symptoms who have been told that nothing is wrong”because all their tests are negative. One can read the medical literature and see many purported mechanisms for back, neck, and joint pain. Then read the results of patient treatment based on these proposed mechanisms, and see failure rates that are remarkably high. One can also see in the literature a large group of patients who, at the outset, do not fit into any known diagnostic category. Practitioners cannot be exposed to diagnosing and treating patients with musculoskeletal pain for long before a question becomes glaringly obvious. Are we missing something here is there a disease process that is right under our noses every day that is poorly understood, or totally misunderstood, by the medical community at large?”
“I believe that the answer is Yes. Thanks to observations gleaned from successfully treating thousands of painful joints with Prolotherapy, I think I have developed a fairly clear understanding of this disease process. Many of these observations have been made by others in the Prolotherapy community for decades. What has been lacking thus far is assembling these observations into a description of a disease process. That process can then be named and understood by the medical community, and the general community, in a way which explains the mystery of many misdiagnosed and undiagnosed body pains. To that end, here is an introduction to the Connective Tissue Damage Syndrome.”
This website will explain to you how connective tissue causes pain. If you understand this phenomenon, which is not a part of the medical training of your family doctor or Orthopedic doctor their training is based on attributing most body aches and pains to inflammation (which has been disproven by medical research), and to things seen on imaging studies, like bulging discs and bony changes you will be in a position to determine if this is the cause of YOUR pain. This problem, unhealed connective tissue damage, is what Prolotherapy cures. In their experience, this is THE missing diagnostic concept in mainstream medicine. This missing concept explains why so many people have suffered needlessly for so long, and been subjected to therapies that only mask pain, while making the underlying condition, pain of connective origin, worsen. This is why so many Orthopedic operations do not successfully fix the pains they were supposed to cure, why cortisone and anti-inflammatory medications are worse than simple band-aids, and why so many significantly painful conditions evade diagnosis. And, this is why Prolotherapy works so well to cure these very pains in people who are told that they need a spinal fusion, arthroscopy, joint replacement, cortisone shots, epidural steroids, radio-frequency nerve ablations and Physical Therapy and who have a nagging sports injury or who have wear and tear or accident damage in the neck, back, and other areas. If you have ANY of these conditions, you owe it to yourself to read this information very carefully.
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