What to Expect From Prolotherapy for Your Tulsa Low Back Pain

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What to Expect From Prolotherapy for Your Tulsa Low Back Pain

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Dr. Chad P. Edwards, D.O. is the founder of the Revolution Health and Wellness Clinic, and specializes in prolotherapy treatment for pain conditions such as Tulsa low back pain. Many people often wonder what they can expect when they choose prolotherapy to help treat and manage their pain. When you come into our Tulsa clinic, we will evaluate and discuss the history of your pain and perform a physical exam in order to determine all of 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 today, and he’ll explain to you what you can expect from your prolotherapy treatment.

Many people often wonder why they are hurting in one place and we are injecting in another. For example, you may be suffering from pain in your shoulders, but that pain could be coming 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 examine the entire structures of the body. 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 you would need. Sometimes we can perform the first procedure at your 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 the therapy. Prolotherapy has been proven to be the most cost effective way to reduce pain such as Tulsa low back pain, and improve function. In the long term, it is definitely more cost effective than medications, physical therapy and surgery.

We will put together an individualized treatment plan for your individual medical and personal needs in order to get the best results possible. 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. Also, 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 nutrition in order to aid 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 Tulsa low back pain, or other chronic pains. After your treatment, you should do some type of movement and exercise, apply heat, use non-anti-inflammatory analgesics as needed, and get adequate sleep and proper nutrition. Prolotherapy has been proven to greatly decrease pain and increase quality of life.

We Help Those Who Suffer From Tulsa Low Back Pain

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Dr. Chad P. Edwards, D.O., has been helping patients find relief from their Tulsa low back pain. Dr. Edwards has a B.S. in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine from Oklahoma Baptist University and attended medical school at Oklahoma State University College for Health Sciences. He completed his residency at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, NC and is also board certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Edwards worked as an emergency physician in several hospitals in TN and KY. Once he left the army, he moved his family to Tulsa and worked at Warren Clinic for one year. He soon realized the immense need for a functional medicine clinic in Tulsa, so that’s when he started Revolution Health and Wellness. Call us today at 918-935-3636 and let us tell you how you can start achieving optimum health.

At Revolution Health and Wellness, Dr. Edwards focuses on sports medicine, as well as on health and wellness as a preventative strategy to achieve your best health, minimize injury risk, and decrease disease. We believe in being proactive rather than reactive when it comes to health care. Dr. Edwards takes a holistic approach with his patients. He thrives on being able to help people find their way to better health when nothing else has been able to help, especially those who suffer with Tulsa low back pain. If there was only one thing that Revolution Health and Wellness could do to improve the health of Americans, it would be to educate them on proper lifestyle.

A proper lifestyle includes good nutrition, exercise, body composition, smoking cessation, reducing stress, and nutritional supplementation (as needed). When we address each of these factors of a healthy lifestyle, we are ensuring the best health possible for each of our patients and the prevention of numerous severe medical problems, including Tulsa low back pain. At Revolution Health and Wellness, we offer a pain solution called Prolotherapy. Prolotherapy stimulates the body to heal itself. Read on to find out more.

Many musculoskeletal pains, including Tulsa low back pain, are due to ligament and/or tendon relaxation. This happens when there is damage to these areas that results in instability. When we use Prolotherapy, Dr. Edwards injects a “proliferant” solution into these damaged areas, which then stimulates an inflammatory response. This response is the first step in healing damage. Prolotherapy starts a powerful inflammatory response by stimulating the healing process. In other words, Prolotherapy stimulates the body to heal itself.

The body heals itself through a complex inflammatory process that consists of three phases. The first is inflammatory, which happens within the first 36 hours after an injury. The second phase is proliferative, which takes approximately 36 hours to 6 weeks. And the third phase is called remodeling, which occurs after 6 weeks to 18 months on average. Most patients will require 3 to 6 procedures scheduled about 3 to 4 weeks apart. Call Revolution Health and Wellness today, and Dr. Edwards will get started on helping you to relieve your Tulsa low back pain.

 

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