Prolotherapy Be Pain – Free!
What is It?
Prolotherapy, which is the short name for “Proliferative Injection Therapy” is a treatment for relieving pain by helping the body repair injured joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles.
What is Involved?
An initial office visit is completed with the physician to obtain pertinent information about your medical history, a physical examination and a nutrition consult. You are then informed about the specific benefits, risks and anticipated outcomes of prolotherapy as it pertains to you. The injection itself only takes 5 minutes.
Tell Me More
The injection consists of an anti-inflammatory medication (kenalog), vitamin B12, a pain medication (buffered procaine and/or lidocaine), and an appropriate homeopathic preparation. The injection is usually minimally uncomfortable. You may continue with your normal activities immediately after the treatment.
What is Prolozone?
Prolozone is the same as Prolotherapy, but now combined with ozone to help the cells and tissues repair themselves. Ozone is supercharged oxygen (O3 versus O2). Injury results in the loss of oxygen to the tissue. The first step in the loss of oxygen is the development of inflammation. Inflammation sustained over a substantial period of time results in disease, and eventually death, if not corrected. We use an in-office ozone generator to produce the super-charged oxygen and inject it into the affected area along with the prolotherapy.
Why Do I Need a Nutrition Consult?
After nearly 20 years of clinical experience with musculoskeletal diseases the root cause or pre-disposing factor to these is diseases is improper nutrition. This ranges from poor food choices to inadequate intake of specific nutrients to support the body in its continuous self-detoxification, repair, rejuvenation processes. The plain use of supplements is insufficient and at times is counterproductive to the body’s inherent ability to heal itself.
We as humans, do not know what we know until an expert helps us in our journey of wellness. We as humans, need accountability to motivate us to be our best and achieve our highest.
How Come I’ve Never Heard of This?
Prolotherapy has been around since 1830. It was first used for medical purposes by the Germans to help repair hernias. Large numbers of patients started to be treated in the US by Drs. Hackett and Hemwall in the 1950′s. Increasingly, more patients are obtaining relief through the hands of physicians trained in the technique.
Anyone suffering from pain!
Is not allergic to local anesthetics including procaine and lidocaine.
Does not have any problems with uncontrolled bleeding.
Does not have an active infection with fever and chills.
What Does It Cost?
The injections are only $40 per injection.
How Many Injections Can I Get?
Many people obtain significant pain relief after the first injection. Those with more severe injuries or conditions may require more than three injections. Subsequent injections are usually given a week apart and may occur weekly for 2-6 weeks.
How Do I Get Started?
Call 1-888-338-WELL (9355) for an appointment with Dr. Camille Dillard.
Tell Me About Dr. Dillard
Camille Dillard, D.O, MPH is a Board Certified Family Physician, Board Eligible in Preventive Medicine, who also practices Osteopathic Manual Medicine; using her hands to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Dillard is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has completed training in prolotherapy and prolozone therapy and has performed joint, tendon and soft tissue injections for nearly twenty years. In addition, she focuses on using nutrition to help patients obtain their optimum level of health.
She works in conjunction with a nutrition coach, chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, licensed acupuncturist, and psychologist to provide comprehensive care for her patients.
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