Can I Take Anti-Inflammatory Agents with Prolotherapy?
Anti-inflammatory medicine, for instance, Motrin, Advil, aspirin, Clinoril, Volteran, Prednisone, and cortisone, inhibit the healing process of soft tissues. The long term detrimental effects far outweigh the temporary positive effect of decreased pain. Aspirin does have a beneficial effect on the heart, but a detrimental effect on soft tissue healing. When a ligament or tendon is injured, prostaglandins are released which initiate vasodilation in non-injured blood vessels. This enables healthy blood vessels to increase blood flow and immune cell flow to the injured area to begin the repair process. The use of anti-inflammatories inhibits the release of prostaglandins thus ultimately decreasing the blood flow to the injured area.
Diet and Inflammation
It’s very important that if someone has a lot of pain in their body, especially in multiple areas, that they try to go on an anti-inflammatory diet.
Your newsletter recommends an “anti-inflammatory diet”, while stating that it is inflammation that heals the body. Your newsletter also states to not take anti-inflammatories? I’m confused!