Prolotherapy, also known as proliferation therapy, relieves chronic pain through an injection of an irritant solution, often a sugar called dextrose. This solution is deposited around an injured or diseased area of the body. Prolotherapy follows the notion that the body can heal itself, and the solution acts as a stimulant for the body to begin regenerating new tissues. The solution increases blood flow and inflammation, jumpstarting the healing process. This is a non-invasive, drug-free and safe procedure that takes about 2-8 sessions to work effectively. At each session, which are spread out between 2-6 weeks over a span of several months, expect to receive multiple injections of the irritant solution.
Prolotherapy is used to heal damaged tendons, ligaments, joints or injury from aging or sports. It can also be used to alleviate back pain, tendonitis, joint pain, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease and many more. The increase in inflammation in this process increases the blood supply to the area which causes nutrients to start flowing, this then stimulates tissue and repairs the body. New collagen fibers are created and growth factors are deposited in the area, as well.
Prolotherapy is great for strengthening weak joints and creating heightened muscle functionality, such as increased movement and flexibility. If you think you might be interested in Prolotherapy, give us a call and we can set you up with a consultation to go over all the pros, cons and any questions you might have. After that, we’ll get you scheduled for your first appointment.