Michael Cronin, ND Prolotherapy doctor in Scottsdale, Arizona
Dr. Michael Cronin is a Naturopathic physician who for 20 years has been using physical medicine for the treatment of pain. Prolotherapy is 90% of his practice. He integrates prolotherapy with acupuncture, manipulation, spinal decompression and clinical nutrition. Dr. Cronin also uses Autologous Platelet Therapy. APC is and excellent adjuct to prolotherapy especially for joint degeneration that is moderate to severe. The patient’s blood is draw, the platelets are seperated out and injected into injured areas. Dr Cronin utilizes diagnostic ultrasound in his facility including ultrasound guided injection when appropriate.
“Everyday I see Prolotherapy successful with patients that have not responded to physical therapy, epidural injections, chiropractic and acupuncture. The art of successfully applying prolotherapy is adapting the dosage and frequency of treatment to the individual patient’s comfort and capacity for healing.”
As we age, we accumulate injuries to ligaments, tendons and joints. As our hormone levels decrease, we become less active and lose muscle mass. This places additional stress on the ligaments of our body, causing pain syndromes that reflect our life-long history of injury.
The missing link in treating chronic pain is the repair of traumatized ligaments and joints. Treating each injury throughout the body with prolotherapy can restore the entire musculoskeletal system to pain-free and proper function.” The choice of ingredients for use in Prolotherapy is essential. Dr. Cronin uses a nutrient formula consisting of glucosamine, vitamin B-12 and dextrose. Glucosamine is the building material the cells need for collagen production and repair.
Dr. Cronin did his residency in physical medicine and is a diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, and Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic Injection. He is the founder of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and its president from 1992 to 1997.