Exercising is such an important part of both our physical and mental health. It is one of the best ways to perform “self-care” because it supplies oxygen to our cells and regulates our mood by balancing neurotransmitters. However, if you are injured or in pain, exercising may feel out of reach.
If you are suffering from pain, whether it’s osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain or a sports injury, prolotherapy may be just the thing to get you back to your daily activities.
What is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy, also known as “non-surgical ligament reconstruction”, is an effective way to treat the cause of pain. It has been around for over 80 years and has been effective in treating a host of conditions. Prolotherapy works by injecting a solution containing a specialized sugar called dextrose. When dextrose is injected, it stimulates the body’s natural immune response. Growth factors are brought to the injection site and the body stimulates tissue growth to promote healing of damaged muscles, tendons, ligaments or bones.
What can it treat?
Prolotherapy can treat a number of different conditions including….
- Low back pain
- Hip & Pelvic Pain
- Knee & Leg pain
- Neck Pain
- Temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinosis & ankle pain
- Patellar tendinopathy
- Shoulder pain
- Osgood-Schlatter Disease
- Groin pain
- Many other conditions…
Why Should You Consider Prolotherapy?
Aside from limiting the ability to exercise, chronic pain has a huge impact on quality of life. It can affect our ability to work, our relationships, our ability to perform daily tasks and it can affect our mental health. One in four Canadians live in chronic pain and it is one of the major causes of lost work hours. Luckily, Dr. Mason-Wood specializes in pain management and wants to get you back to your normal routine.
Don’t suffer from pain any longer, book your appointment with Dr. Mason-Wood today!
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- Dueñas M, Ojeda B, Salazar A, Mico JA, Failde I. A review of chronic pain impact on patients, their social environment and the health care system. J Pain Res. 2016;9:457-467. doi:10.2147/JPR.S105892