Do you have joint pain?
© Paul Stallone, NMD
Anyone who has joint pain knows how difficult it can be to treat. The usual treatment includes pills, creams, or surgery. Yet, over the counter pills barely work and/or last only a few hours, while prescription drugs can cause a multitude of side effects and can be extremely dangerous, even deadly. Most find the idea of taking “pills” for the rest of their life to manage pain unacceptable.
Surgery to replace certain joints come with long and painful recovery times, risk of infection or rejection, and possible product failure. Then there's conventional injections of cortisone. Cortisone is a short-term solution to a chronic condition. These injections temporarily silence pain and reduce inflammation, both of which are desperate signs from the body that something is wrong. Many people have caused even more damage to their joints after receiving cortisone injections.
Joint pain can be caused by many factors, arthritis being a common one. There are many forms of arthritis; over 100 have been described so far. The forms range from wear and tear of the cartilage (osteoarthritis) to those associated with inflammation as a result of an overactive immune system (rheumatoid arthritis).
Another source of joint pain is an unhealed injury. Joints naturally have a limited blood supply. Blood contains the necessary building blocks for the body to repair itself, and without a healthy supply injuries can cause chronic problems for decades. The integrity of a joint consists of ligaments, tendons, and supportive tissue all working together to provide strength and flexibility. When one of these components becomes compromised, the whole joint is affected. Having one malfunctioning joint can affect the rest of the body's alignment. Knee pain can eventually lead to back and neck pain.
There's a fairly simple holistic approach to joint pain, and that's addressing the damage. By helping the joint heal completely, stimulating the production of supportive tissue like collagen, and breaking up scar tissue joint pain may be eliminated permanently.
Regenerative joint therapy has truly remarkable capabilities. Treatments include the use of Prolozone, Prolotherapy, PRP (platelet-rich-plasma), and stem cells therapy. A skilled practitioner will analyze the patient's needs and formulate a customized treatment plan utilizing one or more of the above treatments.
Prolozone, for example, a very common therapy, involves injecting medical-grade ozone, a form of oxygen, along with a tailored solution containing nutrients and homeopathic medicines into an affected joint. This is a powerful non-surgical way to reconstruct ligaments. This treatment has about a 75% chance of permanently eliminating joint pain.
Joint pain shouldn’t take over someone's life. Alternative options are available. The vast majority of patients will be a candidate for the above treatment programs and should respond quickly. In most cases, multiple treatments are required for full results but many report improvement after each treatment. Usually, treatment can begin the same day as the initial consultation. Choosing a qualified physician is crucial, as experience is highly important for regenerative joint therapies. Knowing where and how to inject, customizing the injections, and prescribing natural supplements for each individual patient are all important factors. The right practitioner may reduce the number of treatments needed and ultimately money spent.
Dr. Paul Stallone was born in Brooklyn, NY. He moved to Scottsdale Arizona in 1990, and has been a resident ever since. He attended Grand Canyon University where he achieved his Bachelors of Science. His majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and went on to Medical School at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences. He has attended various extracurricular lectures and has interned with top physicians in the states. He currently practices in Scottsdale, where his patients seek assistance with ailments from the common cold to stage-four cancer. Dr. Stallone uses alternative medicine to treat the underlying causes of disease, and will work with his patients to build a foundation upon which the body can truly heal.