Patient Information on Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, and Stem Cell Therapy for degenerative joint and spine disease

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Degenerative Disc Disease

The aging process brings about degenerative changes to our ligaments, tendons, and cartilage through the desiccation (the drying out) of collagen. Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) refers to this process occurring in the vertebral discs. It just so happens that the vertebral discs suffers through the most dramatic of age-related changes of all connective tissue related to this process. In DDD, the discs will shrink and collapse bringing the vertebrae closer together and causing greater risk of disc herniation  and assorted pain problems.
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Neck Pain, Herniated Disc Healed with Prolotherapy

Ross Hauser, MDRoss Hauser, MD

This is a case study of a patient who was a 40 year old man. At the time of the initial consult, his pain was constant and radiated to his elbow causing tingling in his thumb and index finger. He took large doses of Advil to help with the pain. The pain had been present for a number of years but a recent death in the family had caused enough stress to intensify the pain to a 7/10 level.

The patient brought MRI results that showed a herniated disc that was compressing a nerve. The patient was diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy and told that Prolotherapy would be a great option for him.

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Prolotherapy for chronic ankle pain

Chronic ankle pain treatments – Prolotherapy Medical News

Writing in the medical journal Practical Pain Management, doctors reported that patients treated for ankle problems with prolotherapy had less pain, stiffness, crepitating, depressed and anxious thoughts, medication usage, as well as improved range of motion, walking ability, sleep and exercise ability.. . .Prolotherapy helped all patients on pain medications reduce the amount of medications taken. Dextrose Prolotherapy Injections for Chronic Ankle Pain Ross Hauser MD et al.

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