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Feelings of pain can range from mild and occasional to severe and constant. Acute pain begins suddenly and is usually sharp in quality. It serves as a warning of disease or a threat to the body. Acute pain may be caused by many events or circumstances, including surgery, broken bones, etc. Unrelieved acute pain may lead to chronic pain, which may persist even after the original injury has healed. Pain signals remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or years and can have lasting physical effects. Tense muscles, limited mobility, a lack of energy, and changes in appetite can occur, in addition to emotional effects, such as depression, anger, anxiety, and fear of re-injury. Such effects may hinder a person's ability to return to normal work or leisure activities. We feel each individual is the best judge of his or her own pain. Our medical staff takes a multidisciplinary approach in addressing your pain management concerns, and we work with you to determine the best treatment options. Depending upon your diagnosis, pain may be treated in a number of ways. After a comprehensive review of the patient's history and current health, a care plan is developed that may include a wide array of interventional pain management procedures & techniques such as: See our Patient Education page.

Prolotherapy Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, you know the pain it brings and the frustration when your body doesn’t respond to treatment. Prolotherapy may provide the pain relief you are seeking.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that occurs when one of the main nerves to the hand – the median nerve – is squeezed or compressed as it travels through a narrow passageway in the wrist called the carpal tunnel. When the tunnel becomes narrowed or tissue swells, pressure is put on the median nerve, causing pain, numbness, and tingling in the wrist and arm.

Common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome include:

  • Heredity
  • Repetitive hand use
  • Hand and wrist motion
  • Pregnancy
  • Health conditions

Common treatment options include anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone shots, arthroscopy and surgery. If pain continues despite these approaches, prolotherapy is an option that can provide pain relief.

How it works

Prolotherapy corrects the original cause of pain. A solution is injected into the irritated ligament or tendon and causes localized inflammation. As a result of the inflammation, blood supply and the flow of nutrients to the area is increased and stimulates the tissue to repair itself. New collagen, the building block of ligaments and tendons forms and begins to shrink, tightening the area and strengthening the tissue.

The average number of injections needed ranges from four to six, but can be more or less depending on the body’s ability to heal itself. Patients who want to pursue prolotherapy must have a strong immune system, maintain a healthy diet, have normal hormone levels and be able to move and exercise.

If other physicians have told you that surgery is the last treatment option for your chronic carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, schedule an appointment with Preferred Pain Management to see if prolotherapy is right for you.