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Doctor insights on: Thyroid Cartilage Prolotherapy

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Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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Question regarding prolotherapy and prolozone treatment for ligament / tendon / cartilage injuries ? What are some doctor opinions on these treatments

Question regarding prolotherapy and prolozone treatment for ligament / tendon / cartilage injuries ? What are some doctor opinions on these treatments

Prolozone: Prolozone is injection of ozone and nutrients into the joint space. I have found it very effective in my practice as a natural option to avoid drugs and surgery. If injections are not successful surgery is still an option. I always try to avoid surgical intervention if possible. ...Read more

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Thyroid cartilage increase?

Thyroid cartilage increase?

Likely normal: Since you are a 15 year male the enlargement in the thyroid cartilage (adam's apple) is likely a normal part of puberty. Suggest you see your family doctor to be sure it is the cartilage and not the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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At what age would you expect the thyroid cartilage to fully ossify? Is it abnormal for this to have occurred by the age 44?

At what age would you expect the thyroid cartilage to fully ossify? Is it abnormal for this to have occurred by the age 44?

Thyroid cartilage: It does not usually ossify. It should not cause you any problem if your basic blood tests are normal. On another note, there are many treatments for depression, you should consider taking something for your hopelessness, as i feel you should not be hopeless ever. Dr m. ...Read more

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What is prolotherapy? Is it safe? Is it effective?

Safe: Prolotherapy is used by trained musculo-skeletal physicians to address ligament injuries and instability. It is only effective for these injuries, and stimulates the body to effectively heal itself through the inflammation pathways. It is not effective for pain syndromes of other types. ...Read more

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Have you heard of prolotherapy? If so, how efective is it on shoulder connective tissues and labrum?

Have you heard of prolotherapy? If so, how efective is it on shoulder connective tissues and labrum?

Not proven: Prolotherapy involves injection of dextrose(sugar) solution into ligaments to induce repair and strengthening. The labrum is made of a different kind of connective tissue, and if damaged, i.e.. Thorn, it will not likely respond to prolotherapy. If detached from the glenoid(socket) of the shoulder it needs to be re attached. This will not happen with prolotherapy but requires surgery. ...Read more

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Does prolotherapy cause scar tissue or new tissue?

Does prolotherapy cause scar tissue or new tissue?

New tissue: Good question. The point of prolotherapy is to create new tissue within ligaments. When a ligament has been strained it's like a rubber band that's lost its spring ; no longer effectively holds our bones together. Prolotherapy stimulates regeneration of the ligaments- not scar tissue! see http://www.Caringmedical.Com/prolotherapyblog/todays-vlog-does-prolotherapy-cause-scar-tissue/. ...Read more

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Is platelet rich plasma and prolotherapy the same thing?

Is platelet rich plasma and prolotherapy the same thing?

No: You are comparing two "alternative" treatments in which stuff is injected into the insertions of ligaments / tendons. In prolotherapy, the operator injects sugar, glycerine, or some other simple substance. Injecting platelet-rich plasma is a whole new level of things. Caveat emptor. ...Read more

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Can prolotherapy make you worse or cause harm? Is it safe for the lower back?

Very safe: Prolotherapy is very safe and proven to help the vast majority who try it. It is common to have a temporary worsening of pain for a few days after treatment (though this is less or non-exisitent with prolozone). See http://www.Getprolo.Com/prolotherapy-safety/ ; http://www.Getprolo.Com/prolotherapy-research/. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more