If You Have Chronic Neck Pain Prolotherapy Can Help
Suffering from chronic pain can be debilitating, affecting every aspect of your life and making it difficult to manage even the simplest tasks of daily living. Multiple medical studies have demonstrated that people who suffer from chronic pain like knee or neck pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or fibromyalgia also suffer from a much lower quality of life.
Unfortunately, although chronic pain is not uncommon — millions of people suffer from it — finding a way to get relief and return to a comfortable way of living hasn’t always been that easy.
That’s because until recently, the mechanisms involved in chronic pain have been poorly understood. Instead of looking at the direct and specific causes of pain, many researchers and clinicians have focused on the broader diseases where pain is a symptom, such as arthritis.
Today, though, thanks to a much better understanding of how pain works in the body, therapies have emerged that have proven extremely effective in managing pain and providing relief.
Prolotherapy is one of the most popular and effective types of pain management therapy. The technique works with your body’s own natural, pain-fighting mechanisms to strengthen and reconstruct weak joints and ligaments. Here’s how it works:
A special dextrose-based solution is injected directly into the joint, where it nourishes healthy cells and provides them with what they need to grow and flourish. Over time, a series of injections helps the body develop new, healthy tissue to regenerate the joints.
Prolotherapy is performed on an outpatient basis, and you can return to your regular routine immediately following your injection. The entire procedure takes only about 10 to 15 minutes, which means it’s easy to fit in to even the busiest routine.
Chronic Neck Pain Treatment
Prolotherapy has been shown to be effective for treating many different types of pain, including chronic neck pain, one of the most difficult types of pain to treat. Your neck comprises a series of bones and ligaments that are subjected to varying pressures all day long. As a result, treating pain in the neck area can be problematic. Unlike some treatments, such as massage or heat therapy, which affect only the more superficial soft tissues and generally provide only temporary relief, prolotherapy is able to reach the deeper levels of the joints where pain begins to provide a long-term solution to pain.
The key to successful treatment lies in having an experienced prolotherapy provider. At Delight Medical Center, Dr. Payam Kerendian is skilled in using prolotherapy to treat a wide range of pain issues.