Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) July 23, 2009 -- Due to the physical stresses placed upon their bodies, professional athletes often endure more than one surgical procedure during their career. The top pain management problems faced by athletes include knee pain [http://www.prolotherapyinstitute.com/knee-pain-prolotherapy-surgery.php], back pain and shoulder pain.
âDealing with chronic pain is not uncommon for athletes that play football, basketball, hockey and golf at the professional level,â notes Dr. Marc Darrow, M.D., an Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA Medical School and Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
While surgery is often used by physicians to remedy pain, Prolotherapy is often used as a safe and effective alternative treatment to invasive surgical procedures.
To educate the athletic and patient community about the benefits of Prolotherapy treatment, Dr. Darrow established the Prolotherapy Institute (http://www.ProlotherapyInstitute.com).
âChronic pain - knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain [http://www.prolotherapyinstitute.com/lower-back-pain-prolotherapy.php] - is a global epidemic that can be treated by alternative approaches without invasive surgery,â notes Dr. Darrow.
Prolotherapy is a simple, natural technique that stimulates the body to repair itself. A Prolotherapist injects a non-toxic substance into the bodyâs affected ligaments, tendons, or joints, which leads to local inflammation. According to studies, the localized inflammation triggers a wound healing cascade, resulting in the deposition of new collagen and cartilage to rejuvenate the body. Prolotherapy treatment is used from head to toe to eliminate pain in necks, backs, knees, shoulders, legs, feet, ankles and wrists.
Brett Miller, former NFL tackle with the Atlanta Falcons, San Diego Charger and New York Jets is a Prolotherapy success story. Prior to using Prolotherapy, Miller had multiple surgeries on his left knee including knee reconstruction, a tendon graft and six arthroscopic procedures.
Now, after using Prolotherapy treatment, Miller no longer has pain.
âI had five Prolotherapy injections [http://www.prolotherapyinstitute.com/prolotherapy-injections-chemicals.php] by Dr. Darrow over a three-month period in my left knee,â notes Miller, âI am happy and surprised to say that I am now 100% pain free.â