Are All Patients with Structural Dysfunctions (Ligament / Tendon / Joint) Candidates for Injections?

Proper patient selection is crucial to the success of prolotherapy regenerative treatments. Patients require a healthy healing potential and a strong immune system to benefit from this treatment. Good nutrition, exercise, and sleep habits are very important. Nutritional supplements including glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, MSM, vitamin C, multivitamins/minerals are very beneficial. Poor prognosis is associated with […]

Is Manipulative Therapy and Exercising Done During the Treatments?

Patients are encouraged to have manipulative therapy (chiropractic adjustments for physical therapy joint mobilizations) just prior to or one week after injections. After the individual injections, patients are encouraged to do regular flexibility and stretching exercises. However, they are advised to not over stress areas injected as this may prevent proper healing from taking place. […]

How is Prolotherapy Performed?

Prolotherapy involves injecting small amounts of solution at the tissue/bone junction into ligament and/or tendon structures that are dysfunctional (weak, degenerative, loose, painful). Also treated are mild to moderately degenerative joints. Depending on the site and size of the area involved, this usually necessitates more than one injection site. Injections can be painful, may require […]

Can There Be Any Complications to Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine?

Prolotherapy is a very safe procedure. The risks are far less than taking NSIADS or opioids for a lifetime to temporarily alleviate chronic pain. There is, of course, a slight risk in any medical procedure. In prolotherapy, the risks and side effects will vary depending on the area being treated. There are some potential complications. […]

Is Prolotherapy New?

Prolotherapy originated in the late 1930s. Dr Earl Gedney, an osteopathic physician in Philadelphia, was the first to use an injection to strengthen sacroiliac ligaments and termed it Sclerotherapy. In the 1950’s it was renamed Prolotherapy, and recently has become known also as Regenerative Injection Therapy and Ligament Strengthening Injections.

What is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy (sometimes called regenerative medicine) is an injection technique used to treat structural dysfunctions of ligaments, joints and tendons throughout the body. These dysfunctional areas may be painful, weak, loose or degenerated. Traditional prolotherapy used irritants such as sugar, glycerin, phenol and sodium morrhuate but these are now giving way to human growth hormone (HGH) […]

What are Ligaments and How Does Prolotherapy Affect Them?

Ligaments are cable-like structures which hold your bones together and allow you to walk and move without falling apart. Ligaments are flexible, but they do not stretch very far. Injuries, such as when you sprain a ligament, twist a knee, take a bad fall, suffer whiplash, or lift an object which is too heavy, can […]