Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics known to cause serious and potentially disabling adverse side effects, referred to as fluoroquinolone toxicity (FQT).

Antibiotics containing fluoroquinolones include:

      • Cipro (Ciprofloxacin)   
      • Factive (Gemifloxacin)   
      • Levaquin (Levofloxacin)   
      • Avelox (Moxifloxacin)   
      • Noroxin (Norfloxacin)   
      • Floxin (Ofloxacin)

The FDA has issued a Black Box Warning on these, the strongest warning it issues on any meds. Some people may develop disabling and potentially permanent side effects of the tendons, muscles, joints, nerves, and central nervous system. Fluoroquinolone Toxicity is difficult to diagnose and treat.

The regenerative injections developed and innovated by Dr. Hanson have been undergoing constant improvement to address the underlying reasons for FQT—particularly mitochondrial dysfunction, loss of collagen integrity and neurologic damage.

Dr. Hanson has trained over 400 physicians to perform highly precise, safe and accurate regenerative injections for 12 years—the protocols developed for fluoroquinolone toxicity are the most comprehensive and complex of all of the conditions treated.

Watch the webinar by Dr. Hanson to learn more about the many aspects of Fluoroquinolone Toxicity, and how regenerative therapies at OrthoCure Clinic can help treat it:

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Common Symptoms:

• Fatigue

• Leg pain

• Brain fog

• Confusion

• Anxiety

• Neuropathy

• Muscle twitching

• Suicidal thoughts

• Joint pain

Symptoms may come on suddenly

The top 5 symptoms:

• Muscle weakness/atrophy

• Tendon Weakness

• Mental confusion

• Neuropathy

• Tremors

Here’s what you should know:

  • Your symptoms should be acknowledged by medical professionals. There are hundreds of research studies proving this class of antibiotics can lead to permanent disability.
  • It is possible to improve your symptoms. Unfortunately, there is typically a wave of worsening symptoms you have to ride out in the beginning. The worst affects could last 6 months, or 6 years, there is no way to predict at this time.
  • You will need to experience healing on many levels in order to improve. It can be a journey of ups and downs.
  • It is important to get help and support.
  • There isn’t a cure. Healing is a minimum 6-12 month journey, and it could take longer. Even after one year, those who have improved 80% still remain vigilant with what they eat and expose themselves to, in order to avoid triggering symptoms.

I started working with Dr. Hanson because I was experiencing significant nerve and Achilles tendon pain that began shortly after I started taking fluoroquinolone antibiotics. At the time I began seeing him, the pain in my feet had persisted for more than 18 months and was significantly limiting my mobility and quality of life. The pain left me unable to exercise or walk more than short distances; even routine activities such as going to the grocery store would exceed my threshold causing the pain to flare.

Not only was Dr. Hanson the most knowledgable about my condition, he was able to offer “outside the box” treatment options that have been very helpful. Since beginning treatment with Dr. Hanson, I’ve experienced significant improvement in both pain and activity levels. I’ve been able to increase my average daily step count from 2000 to 8000 steps per day and have been able to resume exercise. I’ve also been able to stop using all previously prescribed pain medication.

What impresses me most about Dr. Hanson is his unusual level of care for his patients. Not only does he listen to and respect what his patients say, but he puts significant thought into devising an individualized treatment plan that will help them most. On several occasions, he’s taken time on an evening or weekend to call me with a new idea or just to check in to see how I was progressing. Dr. Hanson is genuinely motivated by helping his patients get well and I’m thankful that he’s been able
to help me.

— S. I.

Learn more at the Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Awareness and Healing Alliance (FAAHA)