What to Expect from Prolotherapy Treatment

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What to Expect from Prolotherapy Treatment

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Dr. Chad P. Edwards, DO is the owner of Revolution Health and Wellness and specializes in prolotherapy treatment as a form of alternative medicine in Tulsa for pain conditions. Many people wonder what they can expect when they choose prolotherapy to help treat their pain. When you come into our clinic in Tulsa, we will evaluate and discuss the history of your pain and perform a physical exam in order to determine the areas that could benefit from therapy. The location of your pain may not necessarily be the exact area that needs the prolotherapy treatment. Call Dr. Edwards at Revolution Health at 918-935-3636, and he’ll explain to you what you can expect from your prolotherapy treatment today.

Many people wonder why they are hurting in one place and we are injecting in another. For example, you may be suffering from shoulder pain, but that pain could be referred from your neck and you may not even have a shoulder problem at all. When you come in, we will need to be able to have access to examine the entire structures. We recommend that you come dressed in athletic clothing. If your clothing gets in the way of a proper examination, then you will be asked to put on a gown.

Once we have completed your examination, we will determine the extent of the therapy that is needed. Sometimes we can perform your first procedure at the first exam, and sometimes we may need to schedule a follow-up appointment for you to return for your therapy. We will explain to you exactly how prolotherapy works, what to expect, as well as the risks and benefits of treatment. Prolotherapy has been proven to be the most cost effective way to reduce pain and improve function. In the long term, it is cheaper than medications, physical therapy and surgery.

We will custom design an individualized treatment plan to your individual medical and personal needs in order to maximize your results. We will talk about your medical conditions as well as the cost of the treatment and will agree on a plan that works for you. We have recommendations that we tell our patients regarding what to do and what not to do before or after their first prolotherapy procedure. First, limit ice as much as possible. Do not use anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, etc.

We also recommend that our patients never smoke as it will inhibit their healing. You should also improve your eating habits in order to help your healing as well. We want our patients to understand that prolotherapy injections can be painful. The pain from each injection lasts for only a couple of seconds, in comparison to a lifetime of chronic pain. After your treatment, you should implement movement and exercise, apply heat, use non-anti-inflammatory analgesics as needed, and get adequate sleep and proper nutrition. Prolotherapy can greatly decrease your pain and increase your quality of life.

Find Relief From Your Pain Without the Use of Presciption Drugs

This Content Was Written By The Alternative Medicine in Tulsa Experts at Revolution Health

Did you know that 100 million Americans suffer from pain? This pain, including costs the US an astounding $600,000,000,000 per year. One hundred people in the US die every day from some type of drug overdose, and 60% of those are from prescription drugs. This country is in a prescription drug epidemic and the problem is only getting worse. Call Dr. Chad P. Edwards, DO at Revolution Health and Wellness today at 918-935-3636, and he’ll tell you how you can get freedom from your pain without the use of prescription drugs by using alternative medicine in Tulsa.

When it comes to coping with and treating your pain, you have two choices. The first is that you
can pursue pain management. This means that you use traditional Western medical care and will most likely be prescribed medications and may even have surgery recommended to you. This path may be your only option at the point that you are currently at, or you may still be searching for options, such as alternative medicine in Tulsa. Either way, it is imperative to understand that narcotic pain medications often come with a slew of problems, such as dependence, addiction, overdose, abuse, decreased effects due to side effects, and tolerance. We are not saying that prescription medications are always a bad idea, there are certainly some circumstances when this type of therapy is the best option.

At Revolution Health, we provide our patients with a holistic way to approach their chronic pain. We have many patients that come to see us that have tried everything to relieve their pain with minimal or no results, especially lasting relief. These same people also typically are having to deal with all of the unwanted side effects that come with many pain medications. Our goal is to find the source of their pain and then to eliminate the pain from the source whenever possible. We strive to provide our patients with the most successful interventions that come with the lowest risk and at the lowest cost to them.

We provide a solution for pain called prolotherapy, which is a system that stimulates the body to heal itself, instead of just masking the problem like prescription medications do. Prolotherapy can alleviate your Tulsa low back pain and improve your function and quality of life. It comes at an extremely low risk to the patient and is also very cost effective. Prolotherapy has been around for nearly 100 years and can help heal the structures in the body that are causing your pain. Call us today at 918-935-3636 to see if Prolotherapy may be right for you.

Prolotherapy is a treatment for musculoskeletal pain that will help to increase your function and
will help you to get your life back. Prolotherapy stimulates the body’s own healing process in order to heal damaged tendons, ligaments and cartilage and to permanently eradicate the pains that this damage is causing. We are unaware of any other procedure that is capable of restoring these damaged structures. Prolotherapy is the injection of a ‘proliferant’ solution into the damaged areas. The solution is mildly irritating and stimulates the immune system to heal damage throughout the body. Prolotherapy initiates a powerful inflammatory response throughout the body, which then stimulates healing throughout the damaged areas.