Pain Management can be simple or complex, depending on the cause of the pain. An example of pain that is typically less complex would be nerve root irritation from a herniated disc with pain radiating down the leg. This condition can often be alleviated with an epidural steroid injection and physical therapy. Sometimes, however, the pain does not go away. This can require a wide variety of skills and techniques to treat the pain. These skills and techniques include:
- lnterventional procedures
- Medication management
- Physical therapy, Shockwave therapy or chiropractic therapy
- Psychological counseling and support
- Acupuncture and other alternative therapies
All of these skills and services are necessary because pain can involve many aspects of a person’s daily life.
Prolotherapy is a nonsurgical regenerative injection technique. It involves the injection of a small amount of dextrose (12.5-25%) with procaine in a painful entheses, ligament or joint. The dextrose acts as an irritant that initiates a local inflammatory cascade, which triggers the release of growth factors and collagen deposition. This then leads to proliferation and strengthening of new connective tissue, joint stability and a reduction in pain.
For patients, the goal of prolotherapy treatment is to stimulate the body’s natural healing power to facilitate the repair of the damaged tissue.
Prolotherapy can be used to treat a multitude of things but a strong strengthening protocol and overall health are important to ensure patients get the most benefit they can from the treatment!
Although useful for many conditions, the more common conditions that can be treated with prolo are:
- Lateral & medical epicondylitis
- TFCC instability, radioulnar ligament laxity
- 1st CMC arthritis, trigger finger
- Shoulder pain (rotator cuff pain)
- Greater trochanteric pain syndrome
- Chronic patellar tendinopathy
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Achilles tendinopathy
Chronic Pain & Headaches
Chronic pain and headaches are debilitating conditions that can lead to fatigue, depression, insomnia, inactivity, anxiety, and many other mental and physical ailments.
At PolyCan Health, we are committed to finding a solution to reduce your pain and return you back to your normal life. Pain requires a holistic approach, and after a thorough assessment, our Naturopathic Doctor will recommend physical therapies, lifestyle modifications, and supplements/botanicals that will get you back to doing what you love!
Physical treatments offered:
– Prolotherapy (in peripheral joints – wrists, elbow, ankles, knees)
– PRP injections for peripheral joints
– Trigger Point Injections