Neck pain is a common complaint among the population in the US, from young children to older adults. This ailment can cause significant disability and routine visits to health care professionals, at extensive cost and reduction in overall well-being. The longer a person suffers with this type of pain, the more chronic it becomes, so early intervention is key in reducing or completely eliminating painful symptoms. One type of alternative treatment that is becoming more popular is prolotherapy for neck pain in Arlington.
Studies show that traditional methods of treatment do have some efficacy in the short term.
- massage therapy
- manipulative therapy
- steroid injections
- antidepressants, and
- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication.
More invasive remedies such as disc fusion or replacement and implanted morphine pumps do not demonstrate much in the way of results over long periods.
Prolotherapy involves the targeted injection of a carefully designed solution into the weak ligaments, tendons and joints in the neck area (or other areas of the body) to tighten and strengthen them. The body is stimulated to repair these soft tissues by accelerating an inflammatory healing process. Excellent results are achieved with long-lasting pain relief.
To schedule a health evaluation to determine if you would be a good candidate for prolotherapy for neck pain in Arlington or for another issue with chronic pain, schedule an appointment at McQuinn Naturopathic today by phoning (425)905-2487. We will be happy to discuss the procedure with you and outline your options for pain resolution without the unwelcome side effects that accompany prescription medication and surgery.