Now that we are on the subject of pain and strangely enough the difficulty in obtaining affordable health insurance has caused a lot of it we will talk about Dextrose Prolotherapy. Dextrose Prolotherapy is a procedure that injects saline (salt water) or concentrated dextrose (sugar water) into an injured area such as a ligament to create inflammation that causes connective tissue to strengthen and repair itself by creating new collagen. The problem with chronic back, hip, neck, ankle, knee; joint, ligament and tendon pain is that people often have surgery, receive cortisone (steroid) shots, or use pain medication to get relief. This may only relieve the pain temporarily. Having surgery becomes more difficult on a patient resulting from the cost of surgery and the longer time it takes to recover to resume normal activity and adjusting to life if fortunate enough, to cut down on that good living to be able to afford to pay the medical bills afterwards. Prolotherapy is known as the regenerative injection therapy, in that it's prime method of cure or repair is by inducing inflammation so that the body's cells react to the injured ligament or tendon by stimulating healing fibroblasts to it. New connective tissue or collagen is generated as a result by the creation of new collagen fibers. The new collagen or connective tissue that is created surround the ligaments as they did prior to becoming injured or worn. This will ultimately remove the pain because the joint or vertebrae instability has been removed, because the ligaments due to Prolotherapy are tighter around the joints or vertebrae and hold them together preventing the joints or vertebrae from becoming loose. The Prolotherapy procedure can be done in a physicians office and can save time and money and of course pain from regular surgery and the traumatic ordeal of being able to afford it..
When life becomes a pain in the back-well at least they didn't choose sides, consider alternatives as one may have to especially with the cost of health care. Procedures that do not involve surgery will allow one to continue their daily activities as needed. Speak with your healthcare professional to decide what alternative is best for you. Maybe if they just come up with another affordable metal tier, this just sends people "back" to the drawing board!