arthritisis a chronic disease affects some 27 million Americans. OA is characterized by the breakdown of cartilage- the part of the joint that cushions the ends of the bones and allows easy movement. As cartilage deteriorates, bones begin to rub against one another. This can cause stiffness and pain that make it difficult for you to use that joint. Osteoarthritis can also damage ligaments, menisci and muscles. Over time OA may create a need for joint replacements. Osteoarthritis occurs most often in knees, hips and hands. Other joints, particularly the shoulders, can also be affected.

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Degenerative disc disease is not really a disease but a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age. Spinal discs are soft, compressible tissues that separate the interlocking bones (vertebrae) that make up the spine. The discs act as shock absorbers for the spine, allowing it to flex, bend, and twist. Degenerative disc disease can take place throughout the spine, but it most often occurs in the discs in the lower back (lumbar region) and the neck (cervical region).

This is a debilitating and pain condition for millions of people. Most therapies treat only the symptoms and not the cause and usually do so with pain medication.

 

Joint pain is the sensation of discomfort or soreness in a joint or joints of the body. Joints are the spaces or areas where two or more bones meet, such as the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle. Joint pain can occur with or without movement and can be severe enough to limit movement. People may describe joint pain as discomfort, inflammation, increased warmth or burning, soreness, stiffness, or pain.

The joints allow our bones to move. They are made up of cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bursas (fluid-filled sacs that help cushion the joint), and the synovial membrane (lining of the joint capsule that secretes synovial fluid to lubricate the joint). Any of the structures in a joint can become irritated or inflamed in response to a variety of mild to serious diseases, disorders or conditions.

Joint pain may last briefly or it may be chronic, which is defined as lasting more than three months. Joint pain has many causes. Sudden joint pain can be due to a mild muscle or ligament sprain, bursitis, or a dislocation. Chronic joint pain can be a symptom of serious and even life-threatening conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, leukemia, or bone cancer.

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a form of inflammatory arthritis and an autoimmune disease. That means that the immune system, which is designed to protect our health by attacking foreign cells such as viruses and bacteria, instead attacks the body’s own tissues, specifically the synovium, a thin membrane that lines the joints. As a result of the attack, fluid builds up in the joints. This causes pain in the joints and inflammation that can be systemic, meaning it can occur throughout the body.

Treatments

 

Prolozone

Prolozone is a homeopathic/oxygen injection technique developed and pioneered by Dr. Shallenberger. It’s excellent for all forms of muscular- skeletal and joint pain including chronic neck and back pain, rotator cuff injury, degenerative arthritic hips and knees, degenerative discs, and shoulder and elbow pain.

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

Platelet rich plasma, or PRP is blood plasma with concentrated platelets. The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration.

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Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)

Frequency Specific Microcurrent provides a mechanism to restore in organisms energy that is been adversely impacted by injury, toxins, infection, inflammation, or stress even when other treatments have failed.

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Ozone Therapy

Ozonotherapy is a unique form of therapy that both Heels, regenerates, and detoxify at the same time. It’s used to treat a variety of chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, lyme disease, chronic hepatitis, herpes, chronic fatigue states, chemical sensitivity, macular degeneration, chronic bladder conditions, colitis, autoimmune diseases, Crohn’s disease, and skeletal muscular conditions just to name a few.

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