Prolotherapy (AKA Regenerative Injection Therapy) is the most time-tested form of non-surgical injection procedures. Prolotherapy injections heal by stimulating a wound repair cascade, which restarts your body’s innate repair mechanisms. Prolotherapy injections can result in permanent repair of damaged connective tissue.
Virtually any joint or ligament injury is a candidate for prolotherapy. It is effective for mild-to-moderate osteoarthritis and injuries to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, foot and ankle, as well as neck, rib, thoracic, lumbar and sacroiliac pain and dysfunction. Unlike cortisone injections, which weaken connective tissue, prolotherapy restores normal strength and function to ligaments, tendons, cartilage and other connective tissues.
Your prolotherapy treatment begins by anesthetizing the area of injury, followed by the local injection of a natural proliferative agent directly into the area of dysfunction. An average of 3-5 treatments are required, with treatments spaced from 2-4 weeks apart.
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