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Therapeutic local anesthesia


Therapeutic local anesthesia (TLA) can be used on both joints and the spine. They can also improve the success of chirotherapy. The TLA makes use of the following observation: a small painful stimulus on the spine leads to tension. This tension increases the pain, which in turn increases the tension. This vicious circle can be broken by injecting a small amount of local anesthetic, for example lidocaine 1%, into the pain area. The local anesthetic penetrates the muscles and temporarily paralyzes them. The tension disappears and the muscles are better supplied with blood and nutrients. Slimming substances can now be flushed out again and the overacidification in the area improves. This allows pain to be combated effectively. The local anesthetic only lasts about 30 minutes. However, the muscles usually remain loose for days to months over the long term. I also know of cases where the symptoms disappeared forever. Occasionally, however, this therapy has to be repeated, especially if there are mechanical stimuli, such as damage to the intervertebral discs. This therapy is almost not stressful for the patient.

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