How To Fix Nagging Shoulder Pain

0 18 May 2017

How to fix that nagging shoulder pain Is lingering shoulder pain inhibiting you from your daily activities or performing at a high level? Ever get a shoulder stinger while playing football or goofing around as a youngster? It is likely that you caused damaged to surrounding ligaments or labrum of the shoulder. When that happens, even endless hours of physical therapy and icing the shoulder can’t make the pain go away completely. What can you do? It’s time to learn a little more about PRP regenerative injections!   Why do I still have shoulder pain?  Shoulder pain is caused by connective tissue or surrounding musculature that is injured during an abnormal movement. The muscles or tendons that are usually involved are the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, or teres minor (rotator cuff muscles). The dysfunction of these muscles causes a downstream effect by inhibiting certain muscles or over-activation. The most common injury in the shoulder joint is to the supraspinatus – inhibiting shoulder flexion & abduction, as well as internal rotation (lifting the arm to pick up an item).  Shoulder pain is quite common because the dynamic function of our shoulder puts heavy strain on the surrounding muscles and connective tissues. PRP may have significant benefits for many shoulder injuries. It is suggested to consult with a

0 8 December 2016

Listen to “The Show 11-17-16 Dr. Aliza Cicerone” on Spreaker. Our very own Dr. Cicerone, aka “Dr. C,” was on “The Show” with Elizabeth Meza. They talked naturopathic medicine, prolotherapy and all things Spark Health! Dr. C shared valuable insight into how Spark Health finds the roots of its patients’ health issues, and neutralizes them in a natural and conclusive fashion. Meza conducted an informative and engaging interview that allowed Dr. C to really delve deeply into the benefits Spark Health offers its patients. Dr. C discussed the four key elements of Spark Health’s products and services: PRP Injections, PRP Facials, Vitamin Injections and Vitamin IV Therapy. Dr. C explained, “Prolotheraphy is a regenerative joint injection. And it’s been done in the professional athletic world for years now, and in the past — probably — 5 years or so it’s really become more mainstream. So, the public has access to it.” Dr. C broke down the differences between platelet rich prolotherapy (PRP Therapy) and the

0 3 November 2016

Spark Health has focused its medical background in the areas of pain management and improving athletic performance. Utilizing a sports medicine background with natural medical knowledge, prolotherapy and PRP regenerative injections are the main therapeutic modality performed for pain. Our practitioners are highly trained in physical medicine and regenerative joint injections being taught by The American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine. Regenerative injections have been treating acute and chronic pain for the past 40 years. It has gained popularity in the United States due to NBA star Kobe Bryant going to Germany to receive Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Now NFL stars such as Brandon Marshall have been receiving regenerative injections for acute physical conditions. Prolotherapy has been showing promising results compared to cortisone (steroid) injections. It has shown long lasting and well-tolerated results in nearly every joint of the body. Prolotherapy is a mixture of 50% dextrose solution combined with 0.9% normal saline and an anesthetic such as lidocaine. This formula is specially formulated to produce inflammation in a person’s affected joint. Yes, you read that correct, prolotherapy causes inflammation in the joint, which therefore, your body produces an inflammatory response to bring growth factors, cofactors to produce collagen and elastic

0 2 February 2016

Do your days consists of joint pain and stiffness?   Try adding these foods to your diet for a natural remedy.  They work to reduce pain and symptoms related to painful joints. Add low impact workouts and maintain a healthy weight to help ease your symptoms.  You may be experiencing symptoms of osteoarthritis. 1.   Eat foods rich in antioxidants. A variety of colors of organic fruits and vegetables are good sources, and can help to reduce tissue damage from inflammation. 2.   Daily use of Turmeric and Ginger in cooking and/or supplements for their natural anti-inflammatory properties.  Great to put in smoothies or tea.  Turmeric also provides clear acne-free skin. 3.   Consume omega-3s. The omega-3 fatty acids in oily fish (Salmon), walnuts and freshly ground flaxseed can help reduce inflammation.

Posted in Blog, Pain Relief
0 10 August 2015

Osteoarthritis affects nearly 27 million Americans.  Symptoms many experience are stiffness, pain, swelling, and reduced range of motion. NSAIDs and Tylenol are usually prescribed for the pain if more conservative therapies are not providing relief. But pain medication comes with their own host of side effects like GI bleeding, or liver and kidney dysfunction. As we age, the arthritis may only worsen, and lead to surgery. But what about a non-surgical alternative? Researchers at the University of Wisconsin reported that after a year, patients who were given Prolotherapy had less pain, and better function in their knees, versus those who were given placebo injections. Most patients were satisfied and reported no adverse effects. If you’re experiencing knee pain, instability, osteoarthritis, an ACL or other ligament/tendon tear, Prolotherapy may be the solution you have been looking for! Contact us today to learn more about our Prolotherapy treatments.  858-228-4188

Posted in Blog, Pain Relief
0 11 December 2014

Have you ever experienced…

  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Neck pain
  • Foot pain
  • Hip pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Athletic injuries
  • Torn ACL/MCL
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Muscle spasms
  • Trigger points
  • Sprained ankle
  • Torn rotator cuff tendon
  • Labral tear
  • Radiating pain
  • Strained muscles
  • Jumpers knee
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post surgery pain
  • Hyermobile joints?

Much of the time the pain comes from..

  • Ligaments and Tendons
  • Ligaments attach bone to bone, stabilizing the joint
  • Tendons attach muscle to bone, moving the joint
  • Like steel cables they confer strength, but when they’re damaged or over-stretched (lax) the nerves in them send lots of pain signals!

What’s normally done for pain?

  • Ice
  • Anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAID): Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Aspirin, Celecoxib, Diclofenac, Indomethacin, etc.
  • Immobilization

A Better Solution: Prolotherapy & Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

  • How it works
    1. Injection of a natural proliferant (dextrose) + anesthetic or your own platelets

Posted in Blog, Pain Relief



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