WHAT IS PROLOTHERAPY?
Prolotherapy is a non-surgical procedure where a natural substance is injected into the soft tissue of an injured joint. The irritant kick-starts the body’s healing response. It is also known as a regenerative joint injection or non-surgical ligament and tendon reconstruction. Doctors mainly use prolotherapy to treat injured joints and ligaments. Ideal for musculoskeletal pain. While it is commonly used for the back, doctors may also use prolotherapy in the following areas of the body:
- other joints and ligaments
In some cases, people with chronic conditions, such as degenerative disc disease or arthritis, may benefit the use of prolotherapy to help ease their pain.
Other procedures that may help assist musculoskeletal pain:
- Amniotic allograph
- Peptide Injection
- PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
- Ozone therapy
How does it work?
Once activated, the body will start to strengthen and repair damaged ligaments in the joint. The strengthening of the ligaments, over time, helps to stabilize the joint. Once the joint is better supported, the pain can disappear.
Prolotherapy usually requires several shots at the site of the injury or weakened area to be effective. An individual can expect anywhere from 4 to 15 shots per session, and for several sessions to occur over the course of 3 to 6 months.
Prolotherapy helps strengthened joints while the pain is reduced. Also, the improved strength of the joint will help with stability and improve overall movement and function of the back and joints. Prolotherapy is an all-natural, permanent treatment, as it relies on the body repairing itself to reduce pain.