Do you suffer from chronic back, neck or joint pain? If so, you have probably heard of cortisone but have you ever heard of Sarapin?

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Most people have not. So what do these two medicines have in common? They can both be used to treat chronic pain to reduce inflammation and they both provide pain relief. They are also both medicines that are recognized by the FDA and AMA, and both require prescriptions for treatments requiring injections.

Finally, they are both recognized as possible treatments for the following ailments: Sciatic Pain, Intercostal Neuralgia, Alcoholic Neuritis, Occipital Neuralgia, Brachial Plexus Neuralgia, Lumbar Neuralgia, headaches, migraines, trigger points and many more. But that’s where the similarities end.

Sarapin is a biological medicine – which means it is derived from a naturally occurring organism (the Pitcher plant). It works by stopping pain signals in the nerves of the spine where they exit the spinal column. It does not affect any other nerve functions or motor functions and is not affected by heat or cold. More importantly, Sarapin has no known side effects.

Cortisone, on the other hand, is chemical medicine – which means it is made using a chemical process. Conversely, cortisone injection side effects include thinning of the skin, easy bruising, weight gain, puffiness of the face, elevation of blood pressure, cataract formation, thinning of the bones (osteoporosis), and a rare but serious damage to the bones of the large joints (avascular necrosis).

So why haven’t you heard of Sarapin?

The simple reason is that Sarapin is a biological medicine that cannot be patented. It have been used for over 70 years and as a result can be sold on the open market without a large mark-up unlike the patent protected medicines. Not surprisingly, Sarapin has never had the financial sponsorship of a large pharmaceutical company to pitch it to doctors via the pharmaceutical company’s national network of drug representatives. Understandably, it’s not your doctor’s fault that he or she may not be aware of Sarapin or how it can be used to address your pain. Fortunately, our talented medical team are aware of the benefits of Saran and how it can be used to treat chronic pain.

Effective Treatment for Trigger Points

Trigger points are localized tender spots in the muscles. Trigger points form when a muscle is injured, or overly tense. Chronic inflammation in the muscle contributes to “knots” and formation of scar tissue. Trigger points can also form over time with wear and tear on the muscle. Many people who have trigger points may also have fibromyalgia and or myofascial pain syndrome.

Sarapin is used to treat trigger points at Cherry Street. With the injection of Sarapin, the trigger point is made inactive and the pain is alleviated. The advantage of the natural plant botanicals like Sarapin is that they are not drugs and are non-toxic. The trigger point injection will stimulate healing as the circulation is increased into the deeper layer muscle fibers.

When is Trigger Point Injection Used?

Trigger Point Injections are used to treat many muscle groups, especially those in the neck, upper back, rotator cuff and lower back. It can also be used for tendonitis, bursitis or joint pain in the arms and legs. In addition, it can be used to treat fibromyalgia and tension headaches.


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