Does It Hurt?
Let’s talk about the big questions of Human Umbilical Cord Injections… Does it hurt, and how do I get the best results re-cushioning joints?
I, Dr. Jahner, dislike needles. One thing that really concerned me about the injections was how painful it would be. I’m glad to report that our medical team is exceptional with these injections.
I’ve had my blood drawn for getting my vitamin D levels tested, and I’m here to tell you that my injections into my knees were no more painful than getting my blood drawn. Mostly, these are very gentle injections.
Hands And Feet
Now, I have to tell you, because hands and feet naturally have less cushioning, they tend to feel it more than other joints. I want to make sure I’m being honest with you all to understand that when we inject hands and feet compared to knees, shoulders, backs, and hips, the hands and feet are often more uncomfortable for the injections. Mostly, people are very pleased with how little the injections themselves hurt.
I often ask our patients after the medical team does the injection, how painful was it? How would you rate it on a scale of 1 to 10, a 10 being that it was awesome, a zero being it was horrific? And the lowest number I’ve ever heard was an 8.
If you’re worried about how much it hurts, I want you to understand, yes; the needle goes in, but our trained medical team is exceptional. I’m not the one that does the injections. We have a medical team that does our injections for us. The good news… we do all the procedures in our clinics at our four locations (Bozeman, Helena, Billings, and Missoula). You begin with an evaluation, where you get to talk to me.
Can We Treat More Than One Joint At A Time?
Another question we receive a lot is, ”Can you treat more than one joint at a time?” Based upon the circumstances, we’ll tell you in your evaluation what we recommend. At the moment, the most we do in one visit is four joints at a time. We’ve had some patients where we’ve done both knees and both shoulders, or maybe a knee, a shoulder, and back. We have different variations, but we can do up to four at one time. There are advantages of doing the injections together, and I can explain that to you when we do your consultation.
How Long Will It Take To Recover?
When our patients ask us how long will this take to get results or to recover, that varies from patient to patient, and it also varies from how well our patients do on their post-treatment care. Some people notice benefits in the first month. Others in the second month. We’ve had some patients that notice a difference in that three to six-month time, which is typically where people notice the results.
We had one person who said they noticed some results at three to six months, but it was almost a year with their hip that they really felt they noticed the total benefit. It varies from patient to patient, but one important thing that all of our patients need to understand is how well you follow instructions after your treatment.
For instance, we have an anti-inflammatory eating program that is challenging, because anti-inflammatory eating involves not eating sugar. Many find this disheartening, because our diets contain products that are high in sugar. If we want to get the best results with re-cushioning joints, getting the range of motion back, and getting rid of pain, we need to get rid of inflammation. We will coach you through things you can eat, things you shouldn’t to get the best results.
As far as how long does it take to recover, a lot of that is going to be determined by what you do. Typically, the three to six-month range is a good rule of thumb; some people before that, some people after that, but we just want to do this thing right.
How Do I Get The Best Results Re-Cushioning Joints?
People ask me, “Does that mean no sugar? How strict do I have to be on this diet?” My answer to that question is, what results do you want? If you want 100% in your results re-cushioning joints, then you got to do it 100%, and we’re talking for three months.
Now, of course, I’d love you to do this eating plan for the rest of your life. These are some side benefits of the anti-inflammatory eating plan:
- Weight-loss. Sugar is definitely the source of fat and gaining weight.
- Reduce the risk of cancer. Cancer cells thrive on sugar. By reducing sugar, you’re reducing your chances of battling cancer in the future.
- Reduces inflammation. Sugar causes inflammation throughout the body, including joints.
I say go for it 100%, but I also understand, we all like some sweets here and there in our lives. But, the more sugar you reduce from your diet, the better the results you will get. So you get to determine the results. The nice thing that I can promise you is that when you’re frustrated about not getting to eat all the chocolate cake and the soda pops, know I’m frustrated with you because I like those things as well. We are in this together. (Find out more about reducing your sugar intake.)
Connect With Us
Do you have more questions on re-cushioning joints, or want to come in and have a consultation with us? Call us at 406-522-9959 or contact us through the website. We’re here to help you out. Just set up a time, and let us know how we can best serve you.