Signs and Symptoms That May be Helped
Arthritis in any joint in the body
Any popping, grinding, clicking or snapping in a joint (all of these signs of joint loosening and instability)
Any joint which is only partially helped by osteopathic or chiropractic adjustments/manipulations (or when adjustments or manipulations help but do not hold
Manipulation frequently makes big improvements quickly. If prolonged Manipulation is necessary this is an indication of joint instability and injectiion reconstructive therapy may be helpful.
Any musculoskeletal problem which has failed with surgery and other methods.
Any condition which is helped by a brace, splint, crutch, walker, lift or wheelchair. People that need these aids frequently have weakened or lax joints.
Deep aching which is alleviated some by constantly changing positions
Symptoms of decreased strength and endurance Increased pain with increased activity (swimming, biking and walking may be exceptions)
Various conditions such as osteoporosis with compression fractures, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and spinal defects such as scoliosis and spondylolisthesis (slipped spine).
Any joint which swells chronically may be a candidate for resolution with this therapy. Swelling may be an indication ofchronic friction from instability.
Any joint, tendon, ligament, cartilage, for which cortisone, Indocin, Naflon, Clinoril, Feldene, Motrin or other anti inflammatory drugs has been used may respond to reconstructive joint injection therapy.
Conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff tears and temporal mandibular joint dysfunction may also respond to joint reconstruction injection therapy ecause joint, ligament, tendon, disc and cartilage weakening are involved.