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Greenville, SC 29601


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Greenville, SC 29601
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Treatment Options Article

Prolotherapy Injections

Prolotherapy involves the use of medication injected into injured ligaments for the purpose of re-growing them. Since the ligaments actually re-grow with this treatment (much like a scab heals skin) the term prolotherapy, from proliferate, was coined to describe the treatment. The following Prolotherapy article is a review on the topic and was published by Dr. Robert Schwartz of Piedmont Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, P.A. Greenville, S.C.

Abstract

Proliferative therapy (prolotherapy) is the process whereby dextrose, P25G or sodium morrhuate is injected into ligaments in order to produce a proliferating response of that ligament. The purpose of these injections is to strengthen ligamentous structures and relieve pain. A review of the literature is provided and a retrospective study presented which demonstrates a 66% reduction of sacroiliac low back pain in two-thirds of the patients who received this form of treatment.

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Bone Stimulators & Magnetic Therapy – Electrical Bone Growth Stimulation

It is possible to avoid joint replacement surgery, and improve pain, with a bone stimulator. Magnetic therapy, or non-operative electromagnetic bone growth stimulation is safe, easy to administer, and effective. We are pleased to offer this innovative treatment option to patients in Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson and surrounding areas.

Over twenty-one million Americans suffer from Osteoarthritis (OA). OA of the knee can be the most debilitating. Over 400,000 total knee replacements occur in the United States annually. Many people who have knee problems are not candidates for replacement, or want to avoid surgery if at all possible.

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Acupuncture For Musculoskeletal Pain

The acupuncture services we offer in the Greenville, Spartanburg & Anderson areas can offer relief for acute and chronic pain.

Acupuncture originated in China more than 2,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world. The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques.

In the past two decades, acupuncture has grown in popularity in the United States. The report from a Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1997 stated that acupuncture is being “widely” practiced–by thousands of physicians, dentists, acupuncturists, and other practitioners–for relief or prevention of pain and for various other health conditions.

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