Alternative Pain Therapies
Often in western medicine, the options for pain relief are surgery or steroid injections. Many people opt for steroid injections, which leads to more and more injections because it’s not a sustainable way to alleviate pain. Pain relief will occur for a few weeks before another injection is needed and the cycle continues. There is growing concern that repeated cortisone injections can cause damage to the cartilage within a joint, along with other side effects such as weight gain and bone damage. What if you could achieve pain relief while strengthening and repairing the injury rather than causing further damage? At Medlink we have many options to help you heal and be out of pain. These include liquid allograft injections, prolozone injections, perineural injections, IV Ozone, acupuncture, and many more.
Liquid allograft injections are a 100% natural, steroid-free option to help your body regenerate tissue, reduce pain, and lower inflammation. It is derived from the amniotic fluid within the placenta. Amniotic fluid is rich in over 200 growth factors and cytokines that signal your body to begin tissue repair- depositing brand-new stem cells into the area of concern. Amniotic fluid also contains important building blocks for tissues such as collagen, elastin, and increases the production of hyaluronic acid that helps to lubricate joints. One injection is usually performed for optimal results, sometimes a few are needed depending on the severity of the injury. If you have been told that surgery is your only option to relieve your pain amniotic allograft injections may be a safe, effective, and non-steroidal option for you to consider.
Perineural injections are a drug-free treatment for pain that uses a 5% dextrose (sugar) solution that is injected superficially into the area surrounding an inflamed nerve. This is effective in many chronic pain cases because pain is caused by nerve endings that are sending continuous impulses to the brain which is experienced as pain. The dextrose solution acts on the nerves to block pain channels and reduce inflammation. Perineural is effective in treating nerve pain associated with injuries to the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments in areas including the neck, back, shoulder, hip, elbow, wrist, hands, and feet.
Prolozone is an injection of oxygen, vitamins, and minerals into an injured joint or area of pain. Prolozone reduces inflammation in the surrounding area encouraging blood flow and increasing oxygen levels in the area promoting regeneration. The injection process is repeated on average 4-6 times approximately every 2 weeks until maximum regeneration and pain relief is noted. Prolozone is effective in treating degenerative joint disease, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, sports injuries, and many more.
IV Ozone is very effective at reducing body-wide inflammation and reducing chronic pain. Ozone works by creates minimal damage to our blood cells which causes an increased production of antioxidants and stimulates the immune system to heal. It has been shown to be therapeutic in many conditions such as acute and chronic infectious diseases, chronic fatigue syndrome, osteoarthritis, and chronic pain. Many of our clients enjoy its body and mind optimization benefits such as increased energy and concentration. Ozone IV is started by a clinician withdrawing your own blood, infusing it with ozone, then dripping it back into your vein via IV.