Injection Therapies for Pain Free Living

Dr. Jeff Hanson, ND. brings a wealth of knowledge and over 10 years experience specializing in restorative injection therapies for chronic pain, Bioidentical Hormone Therapy and HCG Medical Weight Loss.

Check out some of his specialties below.

Prolozone Injection Therapy Prolozone & Prolotherapy

Prolozone Injection Therapy accelerates the regeneration of injured tissue and enhances healing by inducing collagen production to strengthen and regrow cartilage in painful joints, weakened tendons and ligaments.

Prolotherapy is a minimally invasive, oxygen, ozone, vitamin, mineral, and homeopathic medicine injection technique excellent for all forms of musculoskeletal and joint pain. It’s especially well-suited to relieve chronic neck and back pain, rotator cuff injuries, degenerative and arthritic knees, degenerated discs, shoulder and elbow pain.

Almost immediately after a Prolotherapy treatment, patients usually experience a 50-80% decrease in pain.

Chart – Prolozone vs. Traditional Injection Therapy

The response to treatment varies among individuals and depends on one’s healing ability and level of injury. Some people only need one or two treatments, while others will benefit more from a series of six. If necessary, treatment is typically repeated every two to four weeks until maximum improvement is achieved.

Prolozone Injection Therapy has no known side effects.

If you’d like to learn more, please give us a call to schedule a consultation. The process begins with an initial 45-minute appointment where shots will be administered.

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a process that enhances your body’s natural healing ability. PRP is a great solution for athletes and active adults who experience chronic pain, usually tendon injuries or osteoarthritis.

In PRP therapy, a patient’s blood is drawn, separated and re-injected into injured joints, ligaments and muscles, encouraging platelets to release special growth factors that lead to tissue healing and repair. PRP is prepared from your own blood and causes no concern for rejection or disease transmission. The process takes about 1 Hour.

Pain relief typically starts within two to four weeks and continues to improve over three to six months.

Results are proving PRP to be an effective and natural alternative to steroid injections.
PRP may eliminate the need for more aggressive treatments such as long-term medication or Surgery.

In difficult cases, PRP may be used in conjunction with Prolozone for better results.

HCG-Medical-Weight-Loss-for-Men HCG Medical Weight Loss

Diabetes, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and overall increased risk of death are some of the dangerous health problems associated with being overweight. Nobody wants to be overweight, yet so many people struggle with obesity. HCG Medical Weight Loss is a fantastic new approach for those looking to lose weight quickly and safely.

Diet and exercise are crucial, and there is no doubt about that. But this is where it gets interesting—if your body isn’t given the proper instructions, it may end up burning muscle instead of fat. The more muscle mass your body has, the more fat you burn, even at rest! For this reason, you want to keep a healthy level of natural muscle mass.

If you consume a reduced calorie diet alone, you will experience muscle wasting, lack of energy and increased cravings. This totally defeats the purpose of healthy dieting! Additionally, this is what causes the ‘yo-yo’ effect of losing weight via dieting, only to gain it back weeks later.

This is where HCG can help!

Burn Fat, Not Muscle

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a form of hormone naturally produced by pregnant women. HCG will instruct your body to burn fat, not muscle.

We know the HCG diet is not only competent in decreasing unwanted fats in the body but also reducing the cholesterol level of the weight watcher even after the diet is completed. Numerous researchers have discovered that the HCG diet is one of the most effective diet plans capable of minimizing the body weight and decreasing fat from various areas of the body. The HCG allows you to eat a low-calorie diet without muscle wasting and severe hunger. HCG combined with a low calorie diet melts fat from the hips, abdomen, buttocks, neckline, and thighs.

Men’s Hormone Replacement Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

As people get older, things change. The skin becomes less elastic, wrinkles form, skin sagging occurs. The hair becomes less full and changes color. Fat starts accumulating and it’s a lot harder to get rid of. Aches and pains develop in the joints, osteoporosis occurs, coronary artery disease becomes a concern, muscle mass starts to atrophy, the immune system deteriorates allowing cancer to start winning the war, sexual interest (Libido) becomes non-existent and sexual ability dwindles.

This is only a partial list of what occurs. Until recently, all these changes were considered the inevitable events that occur on the journey to the senior years. Most of these changes start in the forties, become readily apparent in our fifties, and become a fact of life in our sixties and seventies, and beyond.

A safe and natural solution to this problem is to use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to help slow down the aging process and prevent many degenerative disease processes.

What are Natural, Bioidentical Hormones?

In the iCloud of information from the media and among doctors, the debate rages about the risks of hormone replacement therapy. When understanding this debate it’s important to separate out the different kinds of hormones based on the chemical structure of these hormones. Bioidentical hormones are identical in chemical structure to human hormones which are safe and even protective. In contrast, the more dangerous, non bio-identical hormones are not the same as human hormones, they are drugs that have hormone effects.

Bio-identical hormones are natural hormones that promote all the benefits of hormones; whereas, non bio-identical hormones commonly called synthetic hormones, are not the same chemical structures as what is natural to the body.

Bio-identical hormones are natural hormones that promote all the benefits of hormones; whereas, non bio-identical hormones commonly called synthetic hormones, are not the same chemical structures as what is natural to the body. As a result, instead of preventing disease they have been shown to cause diseases like cancer and heart disease. They are more like drugs with hormone like effects but have long-term dangerous effects. In contrast, bio-identical hormones have long-term protective and preventative effects against most chronic diseases.

Sex hormones refer to the following hormones: estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. They are called sex hormones because they are involved with sexual reproduction and differentiation. Estrogen and progesterone are primarily female hormones and testosterone is primarily a male hormone.

Sex hormones are important for healthy sexual function. But they also serve many other critical roles such as preservation of the bones, muscles, skin, hair, and joints; prevention of heart disease, cancer, strokes, dementia; optimal mental and emotional function. The benefits to replacing deficient hormones are obvious.

Other hormones include thyroid and cortisol, the adrenal gland hormone.

Desiccated Thyroid hormone options like Armour or Nature-Throid are a blend of thyroid hormone and other co-factors for thyroid health offering a more comprehensive benefit as opposed to synthetic thyroid medication. The thyroid gland is typically under-functioning due to stress, environmental toxins, and for women too much estrogen. A low thyroid function typically causes fatigue, weight gain, hair loss and mood changes.

The adrenal hormone cortisol is prescribed for Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome, a common cause of fatigue because the adrenal gland is worn out with chronic stress since it is the stress buffering gland. As the cortisol production drops, adrenaline (epinephrine) increases leading to a tired and wired state. Hydrocortisone (HC) is the adrenal hormone. HC in high dosages is used as a drug to reduce inflammation in certain disease states like Lupus, Crohns, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc. This higher dose has many side-effects associated with it but at much lower dosages it is used to support the under functioning adrenal glands. It is important to understand the differences in the dose and not the name, this is a problem that even pharmacists don’t seem to understand. HC can help you recovery your energy and vitality when used at the appropriate dose for adrenal gland health.

Hormone replacement therapy has its place within a comprehensive plan to support a persons energy, vitality, and prevention of chronic disease; including how a person eats, moves, sleeps, etc.

Are Natural, Bioidentical Hormones Safe?

Yes and the argument should be is it safe not to replace hormonal deficiencies. Studies on estrogen replacement therapy in women have shown that women who receive estrogen replacement therapy live longer, have lower incidence of disease, and have a higher quality of life then women who do not receive estrogen. This is also true for progesterone and testosterone.

Studies on testosterone replacement in men have shown similar beneficial effects including the prevention and treatment of heart disease, diabetes, dementia, fatigue, endurance, and impotence.

Studies on testosterone replacement in men have shown similar beneficial effects including the prevention and treatment of heart disease, diabetes, dementia, fatigue, endurance, and impotence. There is a recent study that claims testosterone causes heart disease but it must be understood that it depends on the levels of testosterone; too high or too low does promote heart disease. So, this study shows the importance for optimal levels of testosterone in aging men.

There has never been one study that has indicated replacing a deficient hormone with a bioidentical hormone is dangerous. Although, it is important to understand that many breast and prostate cancers are hormone responsive. This means although hormones do not cause cancer, they will grow faster in the presence of hormone replacement therapy. For this reason, during the first year of therapy, men should have regular evaluations for prostate cancer and women should be evaluated for breast cancer.

What is Natural Hormone Replacement?

As we age into our 4th and 5th decade of life, our bodies begin to decrease the production of hormones like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, and adrenal hormones like DHEA, cortisol. These hormones are important for many functions in the body, essential for prevention of many chronic diseases and to promote optimal health and vitality. Natural hormone replacement refers to the medical treatment to replace these hormones, typically with creams, pellets, patches, oral pills, or shots.

The question is not if we are going to become hormone deficient, but rather when we will become deficient and how significant the deficiencies will be. The rate at which these deficiencies develop determines to a large extent how fast we will age and the level of risk for developing chronic diseases.