NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 01/07/14 -- Dr. Alexander Kulick specializes in treating both the symptom and the cause of pain using a single technique called prolotherapy in his clinic in NYC. Common sports injuries such as partially torn ligaments can be treated by Dr. Kulick by using Prolotherapy -- a non-surgical ligament reconstruction and treatment.
There are an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repairs in the United States each year. Today, physicians such as Dr. Alexander Kulick focus on traditional and nontraditional therapies to effectively treat such injuries.
"Either through sports injuries or simple wear and tear as we age, ligaments become loose and in some instances begin to fray, or tear," says Dr. Kulick.
"The idea behind prolotherapy is to strengthen the ligament or tendon at the site of insertion. This frequently allows a muscle that has spasmed to relax, as it no longer needs to provide the support normally provided by the tendon or ligament."
Steroids are not used in the Prolotherapy process, which also treats neck and low back pain.
The primitive version of prolotherapy was used by Hippocrates on soldiers with dislocated, torn shoulder joints. The technique was then reintroduced in the 1950′s, yet was considered alternative therapy and not widely accepted. Today, due to the efforts of physicians like Dr. Kulick it is experiencing a well-deserved resurgence.
More About Dr. Alexander Kulick
Dr. Alexander Kulick's unique medical background guarantees patients the best of conventional and non-traditional treatments with integrative medicine in NYC. Dr. Kulick received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. His postgraduate work was completed at Columbia University Graduate School, with a research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering to conduct stem cell research. Dr. Kulick focuses both on the physical progress as well as the emotional well-being of his patients.