An Effective Alternative to Joint Surgery & ReplacementInnovated in the U.S.A. by George S. Hackett, M.D. in the 1930’s, and simultaneously developing in China for the Barefoot Doctor Program, Dextrose Joint Regeneration Prolotherapy Injections have been in use since the 1950’s.
Take a look at how joint degeneration occurs & how dextrose injections can help you!
What are ligaments?
Ligaments are the bands responsible for maintaining stability in the joints by ensuring that all bones forming a specific joint structure do not move out of their designated range of motion. When ligaments become lax, or weak because of injury, age, or overuse, the joint becomes unstable. This instability can cause the bones to become misaligned, subsequently pressing on adjacent nerves and resulting in referred pain to other areas of the body innervated by this nerve branch.
How do weak ligaments affect your joints?The most serious problem affecting a joint is that of damage to the cartilage.
This occurs when the joint has lost its stability and the bones are constantly in contact with each other. Cartilage, found at the junction of bone contact, wears away due to the constant grinding. Joint Regeneration Prolotherapy can not only treat the cause of the problem (the weak ligaments) but also can repair the already degenerated cartilage. Present research has shown that Prolotherapy injections of dextrose solution can regenerate new cartilaginous cells.
How do weak ligaments affect your muscles and tendons?
Another problem with weak ligaments is that the body has a tendency to compensate for deficit. The muscles surrounding the unstable joint immediately become engage by tightening into spasms.
These spasms are a result of the wisdom of our body to help achieve joint stability in the absence of ligament strength. When muscles become spastic, this causes the tendons to hyper-extend resulting in microscopic tearing and further injury. If left untreated, tendinitis (inflammation of the tendon sheath) will follow producing pain and diminished mobility of the involved joint.
By strengthening the ligaments with dextrose injections, joints can regain stability and the pain from muscular spasm and tendinitis can be drastically eliminated.
What conditions can be treated with Dextrose-Injections?
Chronic and acute pain.
Osteoarthritis & degenerative arthritis
Joint degeneration & instability
Ligament sprains & tendon strains
Almost any joint in the body can be treated with Dextrose Joint Regeneration Prolotherapy Injections.
Is this the same as Cortisone injections?
No, we do not use cortisone with any of our patients. Medical research has shown that cortisone injections can in fact destroy the normal cartilage inside a joint instead of repairing it. It also weakens ligaments and tendons and interferes with the body’s natural healing process.
There is also a long list of side-effects that can occur with the use of cortisone injections including:
- Cartilage Degeneration
- Death of nearby bone (Osteonecrosis)
- Joint infection
- Nerve damage
- Thinning of skin and soft tissue around the injection site
- Temporary flare of pain and inflammation in the joint
- Tendon weakening or rupture
- Thinning of nearby bone (Osteoporosis)
- Whitening or lightening of the skin around the injection site
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