All-Natural Trigger Point Injections – Sarapin

Alternative Physical Medicine

All- Natural Trigger Point Injections as a Safe and Effective Alternative to Cortisone

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The pitcher plant that Sarapin is derived from

Have you ever heard of Sarapin? Odds are you probably haven’t. However, if you’ve ever suffered from chronic back, neck, or joint pain the odds are overwhelming that you have probably heard of or received Cortisone (a cortico-steroid). Serapin, however is used in all-natural trigger point injections.

So what do these two medicines have in common? They can both be used to treat chronic pain and reduce inflammation and they both provide pain relief. Both are recognized by the FDA and AMA, and both require prescriptions for treatments requiring injections. Lastly, they are both recognized as possible treatments for the following ailments: Sciatica, trigger points, joint pain, Intercostal Neuralgia, Occipital Neuralgia or cervicogenic (caused by the neck) headaches, Brachial Plexus Neuralgia, Lumbar Neuralgia and many more, but that’s where the similarities end.

Sarapin, used in natural trigger point injections, is a biological medicine – which means it is derived from a naturally occurring organism (the Pitcher plant- see photo). It works by stopping pain signals in the nerves of the spine where they exit the spinal column. It does not affect any other nerve functions or motor functions and is not affected by heat or cold. Cortisone, on the other hand, is a chemical medicine –which means it is made using a chemical process. More importantly, Sarapin has no known side effects. There are dangers in receiving Cortisone.

Cortisone injection side effects can include thinning of the skin, easy bruising, weight gain, puffiness of the face, elevation of blood pressure, cataract formation, thinning of the bones (osteoporosis), and a rare but serious damage to the bones of the large joints (avascular necrosis).

I observed a back surgery not too long ago and after 30 minutes of frustration trying to remove a portion of a lumbar disc, the surgeon literally threw down his scalpel and said, “Sew her up… it’s a disc rock!” I had never heard of that term- “disc rock.” Later he told me her disc had hardened to point where it was almost like bone. When I asked him why he said, “Too many cortisone injections.”

After 30 minutes of frustration attempting to remove a portion of a lumbar disc, the surgeon literally threw down his scalpel and said, “Sew her up… it’s a disc rock!

You see cortisone may reduce pain and inflammation but it actually degrades the healthy tissue and makes it weaker in the long run. That’s why most orthopedists  will only allow 3 per year. Along with mine, it is our nurse practitioners opinion, that natural trigger point injections using Serapin is a very viable option for stubborn conditions and the very nature of the injections make the tissue HEALTHIER! So if you can reduce pain and improve pain management and increase function while improving the overall long-term outcome for the patient…I’m all for it!

So why haven’t you heard of Sarapin natural trigger point injections?

One reason is that Sarapin lacks profitability and costs about 1/10 of cortisone. There is far more profit in injecting Cortisone. Serapin, used in natural trigger point injections, is a biological medicine that has been in use for over 70 years. Because it is plant derived and not a chemical compound, Sarapin cannot be patented. As a result, it can be made without the huge price mark-ups that are standard fare to patent protected medicines. (Patent protection is why branded drugs are so much more expensive than generic drugs that have the same chemical composition.) Not surprisingly, Sarapin has never had the financial sponsorship of a large pharmaceutical company to pitch it to doctors via the pharmaceutical company’s national network of drug representatives.

Understandably, it’s not your doctor’s fault that he or she may not be aware of Sarapin or how it can be used to address your pain. As part of our new integrated complimentary and alternative medicine model, our nurse practitioner, Emily Trede-ANP, will be offering all-natural trigger point injections using Sarapin to treat conditions like muscular pain syndromes arising from trigger points, sacroiliac (SI) joint pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, chronic neck and low back pain. The patient experiences with these natural trigger point injections has been wonderful.

Posted from Denver, Colorado, United States.

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Ron Spallone
Dr. Ron Spallone, DC is the chiropractic clinic director. His passion is the driving force behind Denver Chiropractor dot com. He's been a Colorado chiropractor for over 15 years.


  1. Suzanne Dobyns
    29 May 12, 9:20pm

    If you want people to take this article seriously pick a spelling for Serapin and stick to it throughout the article.

    • Dr. Ron Spallone
      22 January 13, 3:13pm

      Thank you. Many people misspell Sarapin with Serapin. In attempting to inform them as well, it was spelled that way purposely because my research on Google showed an abnormally high percentage of misspellings of that word for whatever reason. That’s how they type it in to Google. Thank you for noticing though…much appreciated.

  2. nportelli
    30 January 13, 1:33pm

    Also the picture is not a Pitcher Plant. The picture is a Venus Fly Trap.

    • 01 February 13, 3:02pm

      Pitcher pant that Sarapin is derived is from now updated…thanks Nick.

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