Whiplash is categorized as the cracking and forceful injury of the neck due to any sudden blow or excessive back and forth movements of the neck. The occurrence of this type of injury is common in automobile accidents, traumas, and some types of sports injuries.
There is a wide array of symptoms that follow whiplash injury. These symptoms are loss of motility in the neck joints, stabbing pain in the neck when any movement is performed, neck stiffness, tenderness, and numbness in the neck region with fatigue and dizziness.
There are a wide number of diagnostic tests to identify whiplash injury. X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging MRI and computerized tomography CT are the best-opted techniques for the examination of whiplash injury. Some doctors check for tenderness in the neck to diagnose the whiplash injury.
Prolotherapy is the technique that employs the use of injections for the treatment of arthritis and other joint-related problems. Prolotherapy is used to subside the pain, inflammation, and swelling at the tissue injury site. These remarkable effects are achieved by injecting the damaged joint tissue with the medicated formulations containing various anti-inflammatory agents, vitamins, minerals, local anesthetics, and many other natural substances.
We offer the best Prolotherapy at our clinic Venturis Chiropractic and acupuncture in Oklahoma city. Our highly experienced Dr. Alvin Philipose has been performing prolotherapy on patients from all over the world for the last 20 years. He ensures the best treatment with the successful outcomes
Prolotherapy is employed by many methods like the use of collagen, dextrose solution, and most importantly ozone. These methods are discussed below. All of these have a high success rate. The initial injection of Prolotherapy with ozone causes pain and irritation for some time but 90% of pain subsides after a few minutes permanently.
Prolotherapy using the dextrose solution in the injections
Whiplash injuries caused by automobile accidents usually have a poor recovery rate because the cervical spines are extensively damaged especially when the automobile accidents are from the backside.
Dextrose solutions in Prolotherapy have excellent results. These injections are known for healing the torn and distorted ligaments of neck joints. In the whiplash injury, there is a sudden flexion and of neck joints due to which the cervical ligaments are overstretched and got injured. These injured ligaments make the joint unstable and this way the alignment of the neck got disturbed. Prolotherapy injections are given to patients with whiplash injury so that their ligaments are repaired.
Once the ligaments are repaired, the alignment of the cervical vertebrae is corrected and the resultant joints are strengthened counting for the extra stability of the neck. In this way, the whiplash injury complications such as pain are avoided and rectified to some extent with dextrose Prolotherapy.
Prolotherapy using collagen formation mechanisms
Some of the Prolotherapy methods use injections that stimulate the body's immune response to produce collagen fibers. The collagen is then used for the repair of disrupted tendons, ligaments, and muscles of the cervical region. Prolotherapy is the best-known technique as it has the tendency to heal the body's disruptions naturally.
The proliferation of blood vessels
The dextrose solution contains some of the vibrant growth factors that stimulate the endothelial cells of the arthritic area hence causing enormous growth of blood vessels. These expanding blood vessels restore the normal blood flow and repair the arthritic wear and tear of the joint. This pronounced blood supply works for the betterment of the body's own healing mechanism and lets the ruptured tissues repair themselves.
The Prolotherapy procedure employing the dextrose solution gives excellent results for the relief from pain permanently. When this solution is injected, it stimulates the cartilage and the torn ligaments' growth, these growing structures add to the strength of the joint cavity. Hence, the pain which was due to the inflamed and degenerated structures at the knee joint gets corrected permanently.
Resolving the sympathetic ganglion
Prolotherapy is known for the resolution of symptoms of sympathetic ganglion it reduces the impingement of cervical ganglia and thus the resulting symptoms are muted.
Cervical fusion treatment
Some time as a result of the cervical injury, the cervical vertebrae are fused and hence the movements are halted at the neck joints. These fused vertebrae are best treated by Prolotherapy, as it stabilized all the vertebral segments non surgically. In this way, many of the movements at the neck joint are restored.
The prolotherapy procedure using ozone is commonly called Prolozone. This procedure is now very common in use for the treatment of whiplash injuries. The prozone treatment involves the injections of ozone gas, minerals and vitamins, and various proliferative agents into the injured cervical region.
This treatment widely opts as it causes the permanent cure of severe pain and marked proliferation and regeneration in the damaged joint area.
How does prolozone works?
The combination of prolotherapy with ozone works in many ways. Each of them is discussed below:
Relief from pain and inflammation
It experimented that joint pain in the whiplash injury was due to many factors. Some scientists suggested that the pain was due to the irritation of many intraarticular structures like ligaments, bone cavity, menisci around the knee joint, and various tendons. And most important of all these factors is the inflammation around the injured joint which induces sharp pain.
Pain from all these causative agents is significantly relieved by prolozone injections. The injection of ozone causes the suppression of all the inflammatory molecules like the inter leukines and substance P. When these pain eliciting inflammatory factors are suppressed the pain also gets suppressed.
Improving the oxygen transportation in the damaged area
Ozone is a triatomic molecule made from a combination of three oxygen atoms. The remarkable stability of ozone conversion machines counts for their powerful actions on the whiplash injured joints. Ozone is capable of donating its extra third atom of oxygen and reducing itself to oxygen molecules. The oxygen atom is donated to lipids and various amino acids converting them into strong peroxides. These peroxides are short-chained and can easily cross the cellular membranes where they display their oxidizing effect by converting NADH to NAD.
While doing this oxidation, the prolozone therapy actually enhances the oxygen utilization by the arthritic joint tissues and in this way, the ratio of NAD/NADH is also increased. This enhanced ratio counts for the magical effects of prolozone therapy because when the oxygen utilization is increased all the cellular functions including cell proliferation, cell differentiation and cell growth increase, thereby repairing the degenerated or whiplash injured neck. All the normal cellular membrane potentials and the tissues' natural healing property returns to normal after the injection of prolozone at multiple sites around the injured neck vertebrae.
Prolotherapy is less expensive and faster than surgery and drugs usage.
Prolotherapy injections cause an immediate decrease in pain sensations. Initially, the injection pains for some minutes but later on about 80% to 90% of the pain subsides. On the contrary other medications and surgical methods have delayed and temporary effects.
Several anti-inflammatory medications cause overexpression of the pro-inflammatory cytokines and corpuscle whereas this aspect is avoided in prolotherapy.
A remarkable increase in the thickness of cartilage and ligaments thickness is seen after the prolotherapy with ozone. This fact leads to the strengthening of neck joints cavity and prevents their degeneration further.
This is the best effective technique for the treatment of vertebral problems after the whiplash injury. About 99% of patients with whiplash injuries have recommended this therapy.
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What is Prolotherapy for cervical instability?
Prolotherapy is the technique that employs the use of injections for the treatment of arthritis and other joint-related problems. Prolotherapy is used to subside the pain, inflammation, and swelling at the tissue injury site.
What is Prolotherapy for neck pain?
Prolotherapy promotes new cell growth and tissue healing. This type of pain management treatment enhances function and helps relieve neck pain and discomfort.
What is the success rate of prolotherapy?
The prolotherapy success rate is about 90%. Once the treatment is applied or done, the patient does not require further treatment once the tendon or ligament is healed.