What is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy (aka proliferation therapy) is a nonsurgical, serial injection treatment option for chronic musculoskeletal (tendon, ligament, joint) conditions. A dextrose solution is injected into the affected area to stimulate an acute low-grade traumatic process, allowing the body to use its own inflammatory markers to aid in the body’s healing process naturally, thus regenerating and repairing damaged tissues, restoring joint stability, and improving pain.
About the Procedure
Patients receive injections every 4 weeks until symptoms are resolved (estimate 4-6 injections) or until improvement is no longer noted.
The doctor may have you stop certain medications before and during treatment.
It is important to avoid smoking and to resume good nutrition while undergoing treatment.
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