SOURCE: Dr. Alexander Kulick

August 07, 2014 15:37 ET

NYC Pain Management Specialist Talks About Sports Injuries

Dr. Alexander Kulick Discusses Non-Surgical Reconstruction Treatment for Sports Related Injuries

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 7, 2014) -  Dr. Alexander Kulick specializes in treating both the symptom and the cause of pain using a technique called Prolotherapy at his clinic in NYC. He can treat common sports injuries, such as partially torn ligaments, with Prolotherapy -- a non-surgical ligament reconstruction treatment.

For athletes, lower extremity injuries are most common. This includes sprains and strains, cartilage tears, and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprains in the knee. Injuries may also result from overuse of a muscle, tendon, or bone. Some common overuse injuries for athletes include shin splints, patellar tendinitis, and Achilles tendinitis.

While overuse injuries may be treated with rest, Dr. Kulick recommends Prolotherapy or PRP. These procedures may be used to treat partially torn tendons and ligaments, as well as tendinitis in any joint or ligament in the lower or upper body.

"With sports injuries, the ligaments become loose and in some cases begin to fray or tear. Prolotherapy is designed to strengthen the ligament or tendon at the site of insertion, while PRP is used for a more extensive tear," says Dr. Alexander Kulick.

Prolotherapy is effective in treating sports related injuries by causing new ligament tissue to form in areas that have become weak. It's a safe way to treat sports related injuries, especially since it treats the injury without the negative effects of chronic pain medications.

More About Dr. Alexander Kulick

Dr. Alexander Kulick's unique medical background guarantees patients the best of conventional and non-traditional treatments with integrative medicine in NYC. Dr. Kulick received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. His postgraduate work was completed at Columbia University Graduate School, with a research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering to conduct stem cell research. He is a graduate of the Sackler School of Medicine, University of Tel Aviv. Trained in Internal Medicine and Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Kulick served in the ER for seventeen years, most recently as Senior Physician in the ER at Wykoff Heights Medical Center, a member of the Columbia Presbyterian Healthcare System. Prior to this Dr. Kulick was an ER attending at New York University-Downtown Hospital.

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