By Dr. James Lemire., Advanced Natural Wellness
February 11, 2015
- Why does it have to hurt so much?
- Don’t manage your pain. Stop it.
- Become amazingly pain-free in a matter of days.
There isn’t an arthritis-sufferer in the world who wouldn’t love to live pain-free. Anyone getting out of bed each morning with a “bad” back or aching knees would shout with joy if they could hop out of bed like a 20-year-old.
If you suffer from aches and pains, you know the drill all too well. It’s a constant race to find relief… a solution that works for you. Unfortunately, a lot of trial and error is involved.
For example, chiropractic treatment might work wonders for someone you know, but it doesn’t work for everyone. Acupuncture is a great way to alleviate pain symptoms. In fact, it can be a God-send. However, it doesn’t actually repair any damage that might be causing your pain.
Corticosteroid shots? They can help in the short term, but they can be painful and may only offer temporary results.
When all else fails, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) might be your treatment of choice. While these drugs might help you get through the day, they don’t do anything to resolve the underlying source of your pain.
Plus, both over-the-counter and prescription NSAIDs come with a long list of side effects. This includes damaging the cartilage in your joints. So, instead of helping matters, NSAIDs are much more likely to make things worse.
There’s an important message here. It’s the difference between managing your pain and stopping it altogether. The treatments above manage it. You want to stop it.
Well, then… let’s get down to business and find out exactly how you can do that…
If you suffer from chronic pain, there’s a reason for it. In many cases, the root of the problem is caused by…
Damaged cartilage. This is the flexible tissue between the joints of your bones and vertebrae. When wear and tear damages it, it can cause bone to grind directly on bone, resulting in osteoarthritis. Arthritis is the leading cause of hip and knee pain – and replacement of these joints – here in the U.S. It’s also a common cause of back, hand and shoulder pain.
Weak or injured ligaments. These are the “rubber bands” that hold the bones in our joints together. Ligaments have a large number of nerve endings, which can result in a lot of pain if they’re damaged or loose.
Tendons that have broken down. Once this tissue that connects your muscles to your bones begins to degenerate or becomes injured, it can lead to pain, stiffness and swelling. Most tendon problems are a result of wear and tear from overuse or aging.
There’s an entirely natural form of treatment that can ease all of these problems. It can also help resolve pain from fibromyalgia, sports injuries, carpal tunnel, TMJ, sciatica and more.
It’s called Prolotherapy. This form of therapy involves repeated injections of dextrose solution or other irritating substances into the joint, tendon, or painful tissue. The solution, itself, doesn’t heal you. Instead, it triggers an inflammatory response that allows the body to heal itself.
Let me fill you in on how it works…
Prolotherapy triggers localized inflammation that increases the blood supply and flow of nutrients to the weakened area. This provokes a regenerative response that stimulates cell growth in the damaged tissue, allowing it to repair itself.
The results I’ve obtained from this type of treatment are nothing less than stunning.
In most cases, pain is almost completely wiped out, and range of motion restored. It helps to greatly reduce stiffness and that annoying “crunching” feeling in your joints. It also has the potential to reverse degenerative arthritis.
|The widening of the medial joint space width indicates that cartilage regeneration has taken place. Source: Journal of Prolotherapy|
|The widening of the medial joint space width in both knees indicates that cartilage regeneration has taken place. Source: Journal of Prolotherapy|
The success of Prolotherapy is so amazing that I’m surprised it’s not a regular part of pain treatment here in the U.S.
It starts working immediately, without drugs or surgery. There’s literally no down time. And with only a few injections, the results are permanent.
If you opt for this treatment, there isn’t any preparation involved. But you might be able to increase the effectiveness by eating an anti-inflammatory diet for a week or two beforehand.
This means cutting down on dairy products, sugars, red meats and processed carbohydrates. Instead, opt for wild-caught fish that’s loaded with anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Nuts, beans, and an abundance of antioxidant-filled fruits and vegetables can help round things out.
While this step isn’t necessary, I tend to recommend it, since it can help speed things along.
Whether you take that recommendation or not, chances are good you’ll still be able to get rid of your pain meds and find permanent relief after just a few Prolotherapy injections.
Hauser R. “The Acceleration of Articular Cartilage Degeneration in Osteoarthritis by Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs.” Journal of Prolotherapy. 2010;(2)1:305-322.
Hauser R, et al. “A retrospective study on dextrose Prolotherapy for unresolved knee pain at an outpatient charity clinic in rural Illinois.” Journal of Prolotherapy. 2009;1:11-21.
Reeves KD, et al. “Randomized prospective double-blind placebo-controlled study of dextrose prolotherapy for knee osteoarthritis with or without ACL laxity.” Altern Ther Health Med. 2000 Mar;6(2):68-74, 77-80