Arthritis, injury and poor body alignment all contribute to excessive wear and tear on your joints and ligaments. If you are in regular and consistent pain during or after activity your body is warning you of joint stress and deterioriation. Visiting your chiropractor to realign you without addressing the underlying cause of loose ligaments or inflamed tendons leading to joint instability is only part of the answer. Many of you know of Prolotherapy and it's use for regenerating torn ligaments and deteriorating cartilage. Now, research and innovative therapies are providing us with 3rd and 4th generation joint regenerative techniques that are worth considering now if you are dealing with continuous visits to the chiropractor and osteo or rheumatoid arthritis.
What therapies should you consider to repair your joints?
- Biopuncture injections: Joint injections of homeopathic substances that can assist the stabilization of the immune system so inflammation can be manage and the joint allowed to be healed is an excellent first step to consider. It's relatively painless, and in simple inflammatory conditions can repair things quickly and easily, often with only one or two injections.
- Prolozone: For active osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, torn meniscus, thinning cartilage, torn ligaments etc. A two part injection including a fluid aspect to bathe the area of treatment with the important vitamins, nutrients and homeopathics necessary to assist the joint repair. Followed by ozone injection, a gas, into the joint as an oxygen donor. Ozone injections to the back has been demonstrated to be more effective, and less invasive, than disc surgery for protruding discs. Slight recovery time of about 2 days, very little discomfort during and after injection.
- Platelet Rich Plasma: Fixes most osteoarthritis and joint degeneration in as little as one injection. for moderate to severe arthritis, pain, tendonitis, torn ligaments, torn meniscus, joint instability etc. Uses your own platelets to stimulate the healing process, often done following a series of Prolozone injections, especially for severe cases of degeneration or pain. Platelets can repair almost anything they get close to, which includes tired or lined skin. Check out our post on Vampire facials.
- Prolotherapy: The original joint repair using dextrose (a sugar) to stimulate the inflammatory process and to kick start repair of a joint. Innovative and often used in conjunction with PRP or Prolozone. Injections are relatively painless however, the few days following the procedure you will experience soreness in the area.
When you are finding yourself going regularly to the chiropractor to get repeated alignment and adjustments, consider joint and ligament regeneration treatments to improve the strength of your ligaments so realignment is not necessary. Your joints will thank you in the future. Who knows, you might be able to keep your own joints well into your 80's or 90's.