Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Joint & Trigger Point Injections

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Tired of corticosteroid injections? Are they even working for you anymore? Corticosteroid injections are often used to reduce inflammation in chronic musculoskeletal and joint related issues. Unfortunately, they are costly, ineffective over time and, they carry some danger of side effects.

Corticosteroid injections can lead to thinning of the joint cartilage. They may weaken the ligaments of the joint. Moreover, corticosteroid injections can actually increase inflammation in the joint because of a crystallization reaction.

Instead, there are now natural injections that can be used for healing musculoskeletal injuries safely yet effectively. The most popular natural injections include Traumeel, Zeel and Sarapin.

Traumeel is often used for muscle, ligament and tendon strains and sprains. Traumeel injections contain plant and mineral extracts. When an injury occurs, inflammation takes place. This is the body’s natural healing process, but often times, inflammation becomes out of control and causes further problems in the soft tissue. Traumeel naturally reduces inflammatory cytokines and reduces inflammation to encourage healing.

Zeel is often used for arthritis. It is a homeopathic blend of the healing plants Rhustoxicodendron, Dulcamara, Sanguinaria, Symphytum and Arnica. In arthritis, there is a metabolic disruption in the joint that causes an imbalance and resulting inflammation as well as the degeneration of the joint components including connective tissue. Zeel injections help restore balance and offer arthritis patients relief. They also help protect the joint from further damage.

Sarapin is used in trigger point therapy. Trigger points are areas surrounding nerve endings where waste has accumulated following an injury. The irritated nerve ending is painful and can also cause radiating pain or deferred pain. Sarapin is derived from the Pitcher plant and it works naturally towards ceasing the overactive pain signals at the trigger point.

The best part of these natural, biological injections is that unlike cortisone, they have no adverse side effects. Call Oak Lawn Pain and Wellness and Ruof Chiropractic today to schedule an exam and find out if Traumeel, Zeel or Sarapin are right for your injury or chronic pain condition.

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Monday10am - 6pm
Tuesday11am - 8pm
Wednesday3pm - 6pm
Thursday11am - 8pm
Friday3pm - 6pm
SaturdayClosed
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10250 Central Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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What Our Patients Say

After being out of work for two weeks due to a back injury Dr. Ruof got me back to work within a week and I continue to improve with his therapies. My job involves heavy labor and I never imagined I would get back to it so quickly!
Rich H.

I called Dr. Ruof's office because I woke with severe pain in my neck and arm and was very worried. The staff got me in that very same day and now I'm back to getting a comfortable night's sleep. Highly recommended for immediate relief!
Adam R.

After suffering years of headaches Dr. Ruof took X-Rays of my neck. In under two weeks I no longer had daily headaches and I feel so much better. I wish I would have found him sooner! Anyone with headaches should talk to this doctor!
Stephanie R.

"I've been pouring concrete for thirty years with a lot of wear and tear on my body, Dr Ruof keeps me working hard and feeling great!"
Edward P.

"Being a delivery driver caused my back to go out a few times a year stopping me from doing my job for weeks at a time. The staff has had me healthy for months without fail. The results speak for themselves."
Joe J.

"I hurt my neck and shoulder in a car accident last week, called the clinic and got treatment the same day I called. Very convenient and great first impression!"
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Ruof Chiropractic
10250 Central Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 423-1440

OFFICE HOURS
Monday10am - 6pm
Tuesday11am - 8pm
Wednesday3pm - 6pm
Thursday11am - 8pm
Friday3pm - 6pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed