Unresolved chronic pain can impact all aspects of your life. Long term use of NSAIDs like ibuprofen or narcotic pain medications or acetaminophen for chronic pain can lead to irreversible damage to the kidneys, liver, or gastrointestinal tract. Very often chronic pain is caused by damage to deep ligaments and tendons that can be successfully treated by Prolotherapy/Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT).
Prolotherapy works by stimulating a healing reaction in the affected area. A specific blend of solutions is injected into the affected ligaments, tendons, or joints, triggering the deposition of new collagen and other building blocks that ligaments and tendons are made of. Pain is relayed to the brain from the tendons and ligaments via the nervous system so when the proper healing takes place, the local nerves are no longer stimulated and the chronic pain goes away.