Acute and chronic pain can significantly diminish the quality of one’s life, but so can the medications that are commonly prescribed to dull the pain. This is why our doctors have pursued additional training and technology to be able to offer pain relieving therapies outside of prescription medications.
Prolotherapy is a natural, non-surgical method of assisting the body to heal injured tendons and ligaments and is a very effective treatment for chronic pain. Solutions are injected into damaged areas of the body where tendons and ligaments attach themselves to bone and act to strengthen those connections through creating a localized inflammatory response (without inflammation, there is no healing). Some conditions that respond well to prolotherapy are arthritis, tendonitis, partially torn tendons and ligaments, degenerated or herniated discs, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, plantar fasciitis, TMJ, sciatica, unresolved whiplash injuries, patellar tracking disorders and sports injuries.
We also utilize ozone therapy and prolotherapy together using a technique called Prolozone.
Our Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) device delivers the healing power of magnetism to damaged and inflamed tissues. This painless treatment often results in significant pain reduction before you head out the front door. This is not just temporary relief, the intention is to readjust the action potential of the cells in the damaged areas so that those tissues do not respond so easily to the “PAIN!” message from the brain. PEMF treatments can be easily added to other healing therapies or used as a stand-alone treatment.
Acupuncture is commonly and effectively used for the reduction and resolution of pain. For more on acupuncture, click here.
Our doctors are also trained in manual structural manipulation (physical “adjustments”) and use the application of heat, cold, essential oils and mild electric stimulation (TENS) when needed.