Can Prolotherapy Help Me?

On May 9, 2018 by Malverne1

Pain Management Physician in Nassau County

Prolotherapy is an injection procedure that provides significant pain relief for joints or other areas of the body. It involves an injection of a natural irritant to the affected site which triggers a healing response from the body. Prolotherapy works with the body to actually help repair damage, rather than just temporarily relieve pain. Once the healing process strengthens the damaged joint or ligament, the pain will subside. This treatment can be administered by a pain management physician in Nassau County, like Dr. Dmitriy Fuzaylov or Dr. Vicki Seidenberg at Innovation Spine, to provide you with optimal results.

Is Prolotherapy For Me?

Since prolotherapy stimulates natural healing and repair for the body, it can be used to treat a variety of conditions and ultimately relieve discomfort. Some issues prolotherapy can help with include:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Chronic back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Whiplash
  • Knee/hip/shoulder pain
  • Arthritis

Other than these conditions, prolotherapy can also be used as a more effective treatment option for sports-related injuries. Since the injections enable the rebuilding of damaged ligaments, joints, or tendons, it allows for full rehabilitation rather than just decreasing the pain. This lets the athlete return to playing sooner as well as prevent the worsening of the injury. At Innovation Spine, a pain management physician in Nassau County, we specialize in sports injury medicine and can evaluate your injury to determine if prolotherapy is the best course of action for you.

Prolotherapy Vs. Other Treatments

Prolotherapy treatment compared to:

  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections – this procedure involves an injection of proteins and stem cells taken from the patient also to stimulate healing. Both are comparable methods of relief.
  • Steroid/Cortisone Injections – these treatments freeze the muscle or area in order to block pain signals to the brain. These injections eliminate pain but do not heal or repair the issue, and repeat injections are often needed.
  • Surgery – prolotherapy is natural, non-invasive, does not require a hospital stay, and has a shorter recovery time than surgical treatments.
  • Massage Therapy – this is also natural and effective in relieving pain. We offer massage therapy at Innovation Spine which may be beneficial in conjunction with prolotherapy treatment.

If you are seeking a pain management physician in Nassau County, Dr. Dmitriy Fuzaylov and Dr. Vicki Seidenberg at Innovation Spine can help you. We have a passionate team of experts dedicated to developing the best treatment plan to eliminate your pain. Prolotherapy may be the right path for you, so call today and make an appointment!

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