If I ever offered a patient a natural, non-FDA-approved treatment proven to hurt instead of help…
The authorities would have me tarred, feathered, and chased right outta town.
And rightfully so!
Of course, I’d never do that.
But mainstream docs get away with something just like that ALL THE STINKIN’ TIME!
If you have arthritis, there’s a good chance it’s happened to you – and odds are, you didn’t even realize it.
You didn’t… because when it’s an “approved drug,” this kind of reckless and unethical behavior isn’t just ALLOWED.
It’s practically ENCOURAGED!
The authorities are totally cool with it when mainstream docs reap huge profits off drugs…
Even when EVERYONE KNOWS they not only WON’T help… but quite possibly could HURT.
And you don’t have to take my word for it on that.
Just take a look at the latest research on arthritis, which once again – for the umpteenth time – proves that a common first-line treatment is a sick joke.
How NOT to treat your knee pain
Docs have used steroid shots as a go-to treatment for knee pain since… well, FOREVER.
And for about that long, we’ve known they don’t work very well.
But docs offer them anyway, because they take about 10 seconds…. and they can bill up to $300 a pop for them.
What a scam!
Now, a new study shows the REAL price of those injections…
Among patients given intra-articular corticosteroid injections for knee or hip pain, 8% suffer from serious complications that lead to:
- MORE pain
- LESS function
- WORSE deterioration, and
- FASTER arthritis progression.
How’s that for a kick in the knees???
That last problem was the most common… and maybe the worst.
About 6% of patients suffer from accelerated progression of their arthritis.
But the other risks are no picnic either.
Fractures… loss of blood flow to the joint… and joint DESTRUCTION, including bone loss.
Ouch, ouch, ouch and OUCH!
And what do people get for those risks? Pretty much nothing!
One analysis a couple of years back found the shots do NOTHING for pain in 56% of patients… and NOTHING for physical function in 64% of patients.
Among the rest, the response rate is only slightly higher than what you get from a placebo – and even then, the benefits don’t last.
They’re gone within six months!
Yet docs keep offering it anyway… and keep getting rewarded for it.
It’s time to reward yourself instead by giving your knees something that works for a change.
UC-II collagen can help your joints to rebuild and repair themselves so well… it’s been proven to be 240% more effective than the tried-and-true combo of glucosamine and chondroitin.
By itself, it’s just about the most powerful natural option for arthritis pain in the knees out there.
But don’t just take it by itself.
For complete relief and maximum protection, combine it with other proven natural therapies such as curcumin, hops, and Boswellia extract.
In Your Corner,
Dr. Allan Spreen