As we age, it’s perfectly normal to experience aching or pain, especially in the joints of the body. As you get older, the tendons and ligaments that hold your bones and muscles together, begin to have a bit worn out. One remedy for all these painful and aching joints is called osteopathic prolotherapy.
Many men and women who previously suffered from several distinct kinds of pain, from lower back pain, to arthritis, to fibromyalgia, have found relief from their aches and pains with this sort of therapy. This guide is a guide that will help you learn more! The term itself is really a portmanteau of the words ‘proliferation’ and ‘treatment’. The proliferation describes using a syringe to inject a non-active irritant solution to the affected area of the body. This solution then proliferates throughout the joint or affected region.
As the body responds to the irritant, it really strengthens the ligaments, tendons, and connective tissues around the area of the injection site in order to relieve pain. Currently, the specific mechanism that allows this kind of therapy to work isn’t well known, but there can be no denying the results.
What Can I Expect?
If your tendons and ligaments are painful, aching, or simply weakened, you may want to make an appointment with a licensed osteopathic physician to get this sort of therapy. Your health care provider will inject the irritant solution, usually dextrose (a sugar solution) is used, even though it’s not unusual to use glycerine, phenol, lidocaine, or a sort of cod liver oil infusion. The solution is injected using a syringe to the joint where you’re having pain, usually where they link into the bone.
Depending on the intensity of your pain, your doctor will probably prescribe repeat sessions. Since these injections can be done on an outpatient basis, you will just have to come into the clinic once every 2 to 6 weeks for a month or two until you’ve had enough treatments the aching and pain symptoms go away. For most people this takes somewhere between three and six sessions. Occasionally, your physician may ask that you come in less and less often until treatments are no longer required in any respect.
Believe it or not, the procedure for working with an irritation or injury to heal the body isn’t a new idea. As early as Ancient Rome, soldiers and wounded gladiators were’treated’ by being poked in the shoulder with a scalding hot needle. It was considered that the minor harm would kick start the warriors resistant and recovery systems to heal all injuries sustained.
Proliferation treatment as we know it today was practiced in the U.S. 1950s as a means to fix joint damage and hernias. What Conditions Can Proliferation Treatment Heal? This kind of therapy may be used to treat virtually every condition of the musculoskeletal system. From lower back pain because of lifestyle habits, osteoarthritis, strains and dislocations, costochondritis, plantar fasciitis, and sometimes even pain because of whiplash injuries have been successfully treated with proliferation therapy.