Trigger Point Injections
Deal mainly with muscular, nerve and fascia pain, the type of pain that usually remains after a bad car accident in the neck, TMJ, shoulder region or in chronic low back pain. Onset of this type of pain is frequently traumatic and then continues to linger for long periods of time often years. Over time muscle/fascia tension and imbalance combined with decreased blood flow to the joint cause arthritic changes. The muscle applies abnormal forces to the joint and wear and tear sets in.
Uses small hypodermic needles at a shallow depth to treat peripheral nerve entrapments. Entrapments occur where the nerves pass through muscle or fascia. The peripheral nerves can become entrapped and a chronic constrictive injury (CCI) develops. The nerves can become enlarged/inflamed and start to generate pain. A simple solution of 5% Dextrose is used to remove the entrapment and allow the nerve to function normally again. Perineural is a very gentle treatment and even patients who are scared of needles can tolerate this treatment extremely well. Perineural is the treatment of choice for fibromyalgia, chronic pain syndromes such as lateral, posterior, anterior thigh, calf numbness, carpal tunnel, golfers/tennis elbow, stiff neck, tissue that has become extremely sensitive to cold and chronic low back pain that never resolves.
Prolotherapy is aimed at treating damaged ligaments, joints and cartilage. Prolotherapy is geared more towards improving/restoring joint function and stability. Prolotherapy is an innovative technique that relieves pain by directly impacting the underlying condition causing that pain. In contrast to many medical treatments that may provide only temporary benefits, this safe, proven treatment offers lasting relief. Research shows that +80% of patients that undergo a series of prolotherapy treatments have good to excellent results in pain reduction, and functional movement.