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The SpineForce equipment is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-4 and Wednesdays 9-11. Using the list below, find an open day for the SpineForce equipment and click on DETAILS to reveal what appointments are available to choose from. You can conveniently book multiple days and times by selecting ADD TO CART for each day you want to book and when done, select VIEW CART to select the times for each day. Call (716) 626-6301 or email us here to ask us about discounts for 10 and 50 session purchases.

Due to machine maintenance, Spine Force appointment scheduling will resume on November 16, 2015. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Prolotherapy for cartilege growth in severe knee osteoarthritis December 4, 2016 - Chondrogenic Effect of Intra-articular Hypertonic-Dextrose (Prolotherapy) in Severe Knee Osteoarthritis Gasto´n Andre´s Topol, MD, Leandro Ariel Podesta, MD, Kenneth Dean Reeves, MD, FAAPM&R, Marcia Mallma Giraldo, MD, Lanny L. Johnson, MD, AAOS, Raul Grasso, MD, Alexis Jamı´n, MD, Tom Clark, DC, RVT, RMSK, David Rabago, MD Abstract Background: Dextrose injection is reported to improve knee…
The Dormant Butt Syndrome June 6, 2016 - http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dormant-butt-syndrome-a-cause-of-common-aches-and-pains/ Multiple news sources last week have reported on a physical phenomenon labeled as a “dormant butt syndrome”. This is a condition where postural muscles become deconditioned from too much siting and cause problems in the lower back, knees and hips. Although it sounds like it is something that has been newly discovered, medical, sports…
Soft Tissue – Why Is It Important April 28, 2015 - The soft connective tissue, located just under the skin, is a white membrane that wraps and connects the muscles, bones and blood vessels of the body. Soft tissue is also called fascia. This of it like the white fuzz inside an orange peel, connecting the "skin" and the "meat" of the orange. Learn More
Spring Clean the Diet April 22, 2015 - Spring is a time of regrowth and renewal. As the sun begins to shine and the temperature rises, we begin to open windows or clean the yard in order to prepare for a new season. Tis’ also the perfect time to “spring clean” your diet, transitioning from common comfort foods of winter to nutrient dense…
Physical Therapy Outdoor Walking Season April 13, 2015 - Spring marks the opening of “outdoor walking season” in western New York. Like any other activity, walking has its own specific injury profile often involving the foot and ankle. Learn More
Prolotherapy Prolotherapy Stimulates Tissue Repair March 23, 2015 - Prolotherapy is injection of any substance that promotes growth of normal cells, tissues, or organs. Studies have shown that it stimulates tissue repair.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Understand it and Beat it! February 23, 2015 - The typical lumbar spinal stenosis patient has difficulty with walking, standing and occasionally reaching overhead. You are not doomed to a life of leg pain and weakness. We can guide you through a progression of non-surgical options.
What exactly is the practice of Yoga? February 23, 2015 - The practice of yoga is for keeping in shape, but it creates fitness in more then just the physical sense. Learn more about what the practice of yoga is.
Hypoglycemic Index helps determine what kind of foods are good for you! February 13, 2015 - The Glycemic Index is a way to categorize carbohydrate rich foods and classifies foods from 0 to 100, based on how quickly glucose is absorbed after foods are consumed. Learn more...
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis: Study shows significant pain reduction and improvement in function December 14, 2014 - The purpose of this study was to investigate whether platelet-rich plasma therapy for early knee osteoarthritis is associated with good clinical outcomes and a change in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) structural appearances.

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Prolotherapy restores Tensegrity

Ten•seg•ri•ty (ten-seg’ri-tē) is a concept of muscular-skeletal relationships based on the work of architect Buckminster Fuller. It refers to the forces of tension (provided by muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia) pulling on structure (bones and joints) that help keep the body both stable and efficient in mass and movement.

Tensegrity

When the concept of tensegrity is applied to the human body it helps explain what happens to the physical communication between the muscles and ligaments and  the bones of the spine, pelvis and limb  joints.

When the body is at optimal health, it is in balance. This balance exists between the mind and the body as well as within the body. The perfect body alignment relies on integral stability of the skeletal structures and the ligaments often hold the key to this stability. Ligaments are fibrous bands that strap across skeleton joints and across transitional regions where one major region connects to the other, as in the lower back connecting to the pelvis and the pelvis connecting to the hip and leg. The ligaments keep the extremes of motion across these regions in check. When the ligaments are healthy, their bracing support allows the muscles to function with more subtlety, relaxing when needed and contracting when necessary to provide the amazing combination of strength and flexibility that separates us humans from our ancestors. This allows the human body to move in multiple directions while remaining inherently stable. Gary Gray, who is considered by many in the physical medicine and rehabilitation world the father of function, described this concept as “mo-stability”, motion with stability.

The ligaments undergo the same wear and tear as the muscles and  joints of the body, but have been woefully ignored as a cause of reduced function after an injury or simply from aging. In fact, the loss of ligament stability results in the loss of tensegrity. The perfect balance of the bony spine and limb is disrupted creating instability during motion. This instability is perceived by the nervous system that reacts by causing the muscles that typically switch from relaxation to contraction and back, to contract continuously. The muscle tension compensates for some loss of stability but inefficiently and at great cost. The blood flow to the muscles is reduced. Lack of blood flow reduces oxygen and nutrient supply and impairs healing. As a result the muscles that are always forced to contract start to break down. This break down is seen and described as tendinosis. Tendinosis can manifest itself through out the body and can be a cause of a multitude of problems such as chronic and recurrent bursitis, tension headaches, neck,low back, and hip pain, just to name a few.

Because the ligament break down is not typically recognized as the source of the problem, health care providers that treat joint, muscle, and peripheral nerve disorders wind up treating the symptoms and not the cause. Muscle trigger points,  tendon and bursa, and spine and joints are injected with anesthetics and steroids hundreds of times with inconsistent and short lived improvement. Physical therapy is administered and frequently provides unsatisfactory results. Massage and chiropractic treatments offer only short term relief.

So what is the answer? Enter prolotherapy: a simple and elegant solution to the loss of ligament based stability. The term originated with George S. Hackett, M.D. in 1956, as “The rehabilitation of an incompetent structure by the generation of new cellular tissue”. Dr Hackett started to use irritating solutions to generate repair. In 1955, Gustav Anders Hemwall became acquainted with George Hackett at an American Medical Association meeting and started practicing prolotherapy. Prolotherapy as we know it, uses a variety of solutions to stimulate repair, but the key solution most commonly used utilizes high concentration dextrose ( sugar). Dextrose solution creates a small focus of injury that triggers a healing cascade. Often a series of  three to four injections performed every six weeks restores much of the  ligament’s resilience. Improvement of the ligamentous support restores tensegrity. Muscles can now be more effectively strengthened and the overall stability and quality of motion can be restored with the help of rehabilitative services such physical therapy,  chiropractic mobilization, and massage. The body can finally get it’s mo-stability back!