Nutritional and Orthopedic Medicine
• Reconstructive Prolotherapy
• Neural Therapy
• Immune Systems
• Weight Loss
Dr. Steinberg believes that many of our illnesses and ailments can be treated using non-traditional methods. His familiarity with a variety of medical approaches; including Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Prolotherapy, Neural Therapy and various forms of Chiropractic treatment contribute to his broad and truly holistic approach to the patient.
Prolotherapy is not a new technique. Prolotherapy was first used by Hippocrates on Olympic javelin throwers who occasionally dislocated their shoulders. It was used to treat hernias before modem surgical techniques became available. The techniques Dr. Steinberg uses were developed in the 1930's. The same techniques and drugs have been used successfully for pain relief from ligament laxity for nearly sixty years. Prolotherapy is now gaining wider acceptance for painful musculo-skeletal and ligamentous problems and has demonstrated long lasting results.
Questions and Answers about Prolotherapy
What is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy is an injection treatment designed to stimulate healing of chronic ligament and tendon weakness. The painful weakened areas are injected with a proliferate, which is a solution that directly stimulates the growth of healthy, strong tissues. The healing process can be expected to take about four to six weeks after the initial treatment. As the tendons and ligaments grow stronger and more capable of doing their tasks, the pain is alleviated.
Is Prolotherapy a new procedure?
Prolotherapy is done effectively to thousands of patients routinely to help chronic pain. George S Hackett, MD developed the technique in its current form in 1939, but treatments to promote normal healing of injuries and wounds date back to the days of Hippocrates.
Is Prolotherapy safe?
Prolotherapy is an extremely safe procedure. The risks are far less than taking aspirin or Motrin for a lifetime to temporarily alleviate chronic pain. There is, of course, at least a slight risk involved in any medical/surgical procedure. In Prolotherapy, the risks and side effects will vary depending on the area being treated and the doctor will discuss these possibilities fully with the patient during pre-treatment consultation. The solution injected includes a combination of anesthetic and Dextrose or sugar water. The anesthetic agent effects the "trigger" of the pain cycle and the Dextrose strengthens the "weld" of ligaments and tendons to bone.
Will this treatment work for neck, shoulder, back and pelvic pain?
Weakness or injury to the tendons and ligaments which support the spine and pelvis can be effectively treated by Prolotherapy. The radiating or "referred" pain from these support structures can also improve.
What about headaches, chronic tendonitis and knee pain?
Headaches caused by tendon or ligament weakness from injuries to the neck can be effectively treated with Prolotherapy. Chronic or recurrent knee pain and tendonitis can be effectively treated with Prolotherapy to strengthen the weld of the tendon and ligament attachments to bone.
Dr. Steinberg writes, "I have been interested in vibration therapy in its various forms for nearly twenty years. While the potential health benefits of total body vibration (TBV) are well documented in the medico-scientific literature, it was not until recently that I added this treatment to my medical bag of tricks..." Click the "more" link below to read about the safety and benefits of adding this device to your health routine. See Dr. Steinberg's complete opinion and the testimonials of actual users.