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Inflammation process

Posted by GinaC on 2/23/00 at 00:00 (016279)

After undergoing Ossatron treatment yesterday (2/22), I was told to resume use of anti-inflammatories (Celebrex) after 3 or 4 days, to ice if needed, to stretch, and to have ultrasound treatments to aid in healing. Many of these suggestions seem aimed at reducing inflammation. Was also told that FDA patients were not allowed anti-inflams or ice so as not to contaminate study outcomes.
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Re: Inflammation process

Duane E on 2/24/00 at 00:00 (016296)

Its quite easy to understand why anti-inflammatories aren't used until three or four days after treatment. According to standard wound healing models, most inflammation has subsided after four days. Inflammation includes the process that brings the required substances to the injury site for healing to take place. If inflammation is arrested (e.g., with powerful anti-inflammatories) immediately after injury, the wound would heal very slowly or not at all. New wounds are more sensitive to anti-inflammatories. Its also important to note, that inflammation must subside for healing to occur.


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Re: Inflammation process

Duane E on 2/24/00 at 00:00 (016296)

Its quite easy to understand why anti-inflammatories aren't used until three or four days after treatment. According to standard wound healing models, most inflammation has subsided after four days. Inflammation includes the process that brings the required substances to the injury site for healing to take place. If inflammation is arrested (e.g., with powerful anti-inflammatories) immediately after injury, the wound would heal very slowly or not at all. New wounds are more sensitive to anti-inflammatories. Its also important to note, that inflammation must subside for healing to occur.


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