PROLOTHERAPY IS A NON-SURGICAL OPTION FOR SPORTS INJURY! With Prolotherapy, you can
keep training, get back in the game/event quickly, no down time, no long rehab required, alternative to the much-feared often career-ending surgeries...
Back and Pelvic Pain in Older Athletes
Injuries to the lower back are quite common, especially in athletes. By midlife more than 50 percent of the population has had significant episodes of low back pain. Some people suffer from chronic daily pain in their backs and pelvis and have often required lower back surgery. Unfortunately, back surgery usually causes the muscles and ligaments to become even weaker. A surgery that was supposed to strengthen the area actually ends up weakening it to the point that the non-surgerized back is stronger than the back that was surgically repaired.
Golf is a popular sport, especially for middle-aged athletes. Golf, however, is a sport that puts significant stress on the lower back. (See Figure 25-16.)
The back is held in a position that frequently causes strain in the lower sacrum. Back muscles are held in contracted positions in order to obtain the proper form.
Many other sports put a strain on the back as well. For example, hikers and backpackers may suffer significant back pain due to the posture required for hiking and the weight of carrying packs. Although bicycling is quite good for cardiovascular health, the proper position on the bike or the exaggerated forward streamlined posture on the bike can result in significant increases in pressure on the back.
Ross Hauser, MD demonstrates a Prolotherapy treatment
to the low back, as done at Caring Medical and Rehabilitation
Services in Oak Park, Illinois. Dr. Hauser specializes in tough
cases of chronic pain and sports injuries. We treat patients
from around the globe with Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy and have
found it is an excellent alternative to back surgery, including
spinal fusion and discectomy, in addition to offering permanent
solution for chronic pain typically not seen with traditional
anti-inflammatory treatment, such as NSAIDs and cortisone injections.
If you would like to see our other videos on Prolotherapy, or
would like to email Dr. Hauser to see if Prolotherapy can help
your low back pain, please visit www.caringmedical.com.
Prolotherapy can be successful in treating almost all chronic
back pain conditions and injuries, including: sports injuries,
osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, tendon injury, ligament
injury, bulging disc, herniated disc, sciatica, sacroiliac pain,
spondylolisthesis, pinched nerve, and radiculopathy.
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is no known cure for arthritis. Prolotherapy and nutritional supplements
can help alleviate, reverse, or end arthritic pain by treating an underlying
cause that contributes to degenerative disease, ligament laxity. Strengthening
ligaments and other connective tissue can help prevent bone on bone arthritis