A Non-Surgical Option for Joint Pain
According to some figures, close to 1 million people have a joint replaced each year. That number could be much higher, because many patients refuse or put off such a major surgery. But just because someone elects not to replace a joint doesn’t mean their pain suddenly goes away. There are many options to help alleviate joint pain in lieu of surgery. Some work, some don’t and none are a permanent solution, except one.
Regenerative joint therapy (RJT) has the ability to permanently eliminate chronic joint pain and the need for surgery, and can help rebuild joint tissue. A powerful combination of RJT and Prolozone, combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is considered by many to be the best solution for chronic joint pain.
Prolozone on its own involves injecting the compromised joint with a nutrient solution and medical-grade ozone gas. Introducing these substances in and around the joint increases blood flow. Limited circulation to joints is probably the biggest reason why they can’t repair fully after injury or sustained damage. Without enough blood and oxygen, there just aren’t the building blocks required for healing. This damage results in weakened ligaments and tendons, and scar tissue can also develop from chronic inflammation. Arthritis may eat away at cartilage. Many of these problems may be repaired or reversed using Prolozone and RJT.
PRP therapy concentrates the elements the body needs for healing. Blood is special for many reasons, and one is the growth factors and secretory proteins it carries throughout the body, especially to damaged areas. These particular cells initiate repair on a cellular level. PRP begins with a simple collection of blood placed in a centrifuge to separate the different parts. The growth factors, among other healing proteins, are located within the plasma, hence the name platelet-rich plasma. The collected plasma is then injected back into the same patient, stimulating the body’s repair process. Many patients receive three to five times the normal amount of growth factors.
On their own, Prolozone and PRP are powerful therapies. Combined, they have helped many people avoid joint replacement surgery. The nutrient solution of Prolozone goes to work almost immediately, and most patients report a reduction in their joint pain the very next day, while the growth factors from PRP begin to rebuild joint tissue. Prolozone has about a 75 percent success rate, and some experts say PRP’s success rate is in the 90th percentile.
Most people will need multiple treatments, depending on the severity of their medical condition. With each treatment, the patient should experience more and more pain relief and restored mobility. All results are permanent unless the area is reinjured. Anyone with a recommendation for joint replacement surgery should consult with an experienced RJT physician. Those suffering from chronic joint pain should also have a consultation; most people will be able to address the cause of their pain well before they wind up in an orthopedic surgeon’s office.
Paul Stallone, NMD, founded the Arizona Integrative Medical Center, located at 8144 E. Cactus Rd., Ste. 820, in Scottsdale. He combines natural/alternative/conventional treatments for each patient’s needs. For more information, call 480-214-3922 or visit DrStallone.com.