Dextrose Prolotherapy and PRP Prolotherapy for Joint Pain in San Diego

4 10 May 2016

Prolotherapy is a cutting edge regenerative injection treatment used to repair injured ligaments, tendons and joints for people suffering from pain, joint instability and osteoarthritis. Ligaments and tendons generally have a poor blood supply and consequently, incomplete healing is common after an injury. Coupled with frequent use of NSAIDs, ice and cortisone, it is easy to see why chronic pain is so common. Prolotherapy is considered a powerful alternative to surgery and a healthier option to pain medications and anti-inflammatory injections such as cortisone or other steroidal injections. The revolutionary treatment is minimally invasive and is affordable to boot, allowing you to return to your active lifestyle quickly and safely. Dextrose Prolotherapy involves injecting dextrose with an anesthetic into a damaged area, usually a ligament, tendon or joint. This solution causes a local, mild irritation initiating an inflammatory response that “turns on” the body’s powerful healing process. This procedure stimulates the growth of new ligament, tendon and cartilage in the damaged area. The ligaments and tendons produced after prolotherapy appear much the same as normal tissues, except they are thicker and stronger due to the new

0 3 March 2015

Are you tired of that nagging pain from an injury that won’t heal? Did you try cortisone that resulted in only temporarily relief? Cortisone momentarily decreases pain by suppressing inflammation. But your pain can return in the long term, forcing you to get another cortisone injection or take more pain meds. This is the essence of pain “management”. In the study referenced by the graph below, pain eventually returned in those who received cortisone injections, while pain continued to decrease in those who received Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections.   PRP grid PRP injections reduce long term pain by actually stimulating regeneration of the damaged tissue that leads to pain resolution, rather than simply masking or “managing” the pain like cortisone. Pain resolution is the best solution! For the month of March 2015, we are offering $75 off a prolotherapy or PRP treatment with Dr. Soheily. Call Spark Health at 858.228.4188 to book your appointment! LEARN MORE ABOUT PRP & PROLOTHERAPY 

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