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Treatment Options Article

Thrombolytics / Thrombolytic Therapy

While we usually think of neuro-musculoskeletal structures for painful conditions there are clearly other factors that play a role. For example, with claudication calf or leg pain is due to Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries). Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) can also cause leg pain, but is due to blood clots in the veins ratherthen a neuro-musculoskeletal structure. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome occurs as a result of compression of the Subclavian artery or vein as they pass from the neck into the arm. It presents with complaints of arm pain, weakness and numbness, especially in the small and ring fingers.

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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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