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Prolotherapy

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Orthopedic And Sports Medicine

What is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy has been in practice dating back to 1937 when it was used on a thumb ligament to treat both pain and ligamentous laxity. Injections are used to stimulate the body’s healing response. They can sometimes be utilized in combination with or in place of regenerative medicine procedures and are often a great alternative to steroid injections. A solution containing hyperosmolar dextrose (often with a lidocaine derivative and/or normal saline) is used depending on the area and condition being treated and varies from patient to patient. This solution is thought to work by creating a hypertonic environment, stimulating the body to respond by upregulating platelet-derived growth factors (PDGF) which aid in the healing process. Prolotherapy is a great treatment for those suffering from a number of ligament and/or tendon issues such as tendonitis as it will help tighten and strengthen the connective tissues to each pain. It can also be great for athletes who have ACL or PCL injuries so that they can get back to doing what they love.

Prolotherapy at NESS - Nevo Sports & Spine in Sherman Oaks, CA

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Anesthetics

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Orthopedic And Sports Medicine

No one likes to be in pain. At NESS – Nevo Sports and Spine, we offer various anesthetics to reduce pain in a number of conditions. This is to ensure patient comfort during treatment. Different concentrations of the following are used for diagnostic injections as well as part of local anesthesia for various injection therapies:

Lidocaine

This is a local anesthetic that is applied topically and that works by blocking nerve signals in your body to reduce pain. It can be used for conditions such as sunburns, insect bites, minor cuts and scrapes, and more.

Ropivacaine

This is a long-acting local anesthetic that can be used as a spinal block or epidural. Unlike Lidocaine which is administered topically, Ropivacaine is administered via an injection.

Bupivacaine

This is used as a local anesthetic that is given as an epidural injection into the spinal column to produce numbness. Although similar solutions, Bupivacaine is more potent then Ropivacaine.

We Offer Anesthetics For Patient Comfort

At NESS – Nevo Sports and Spine, our top priority is patient care and health. We aim to make our procedures comfortable, which is why we use local anesthesia to reduce pain during our procedures. Our patients can expect a calming and educational environment, with attentive and dedicated experts to serve their medical needs.

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Steroids

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Orthopedic And Sports Medicine

Steroid Injections Alleviate Pain and Swelling

Steroids are commonly used to reduce inflammation, swelling, or pain in a target area. Depending on the area, condition, and situation, the steroids Dr. Nevo uses for injections typically include:

Kenalog (triamcinolone)

This is a corticosteroid hormone that works by decreasing your body’s immune response to certain diseases and to reduce symptoms such as swelling.

Dexamethasone

This is a corticosteroid used to treat conditions such as arthritis, breathing problems, certain cancer and more. It does this by decreasing the body’s natural defensive response and reduces symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions.

Steroids at NESS – Nevo Sports and Spine is Helping Patients Live Pain Free

Our elite team is dedicated to helping our patients live a pain-free life. We offer a myriad of procedures and therapies that target the root cause of a condition and alleviate pain. Our doctors will provide you with a personalized treatment plan that will get you back on your feet with minimal recovery time. Contact us today to learn more. ...