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What is Prolotherapy Treatment?
What is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy consists of a series of injections given into a joint. The procedure stimulates the body's natural healing processes to promote recovery and relieve pain.
What is Prolotherapy Used to Treat?
Prolotherapy is a safe, effective means of relieving several conditions. The following conditions can be treated with prolotherapy:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Whiplash injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis elbow
- Migraines and other headaches
- Temporalmandibular Joint Disease (TMJ)
- Joint pain: such as hip, knee and shoulder, wrist and shoulder pain
- Residual pain from fractures, sprains and sports injuries
- Carpal and tarsal tunnel
- Many conditions which involve joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles
How Does Prolotherapy Work?
Prolotherapy stimulates your body to heal weak, painful or injured areas within it. It works by stimulating your immune system and other healing mechanisms to replace unhealthy tissue with new pain free, flexible, strong tissue. This results in less stiffness, and an improved range of motion. Most importantly, prolotherapy relieves pain- whether due to an acute injury or chronic pain which has caused suffering for years. Unlike other therapies which may only mask symptoms, prolotherapy uses your bodies healing response to permanently correct the underlying problem.
Prolotherapy experts most commonly inject a highly concentrated glucose solution in to the affected area. The glucose is identical to the sugar found within your own body. Health experts have known for over 50 years that by injecting a strong solution, such as glucose into a painful area, that the body works to heal itself.
Sometimes medications or other naturally occurring substances are injected as well. Your health care provider will select a solution based upon your individual needs.
Injections are given as a series of several injections. Some doctors offer local anesthesia or conscious sedation if you are nervous about receiving injections.
Prolotherapy has been around for a long time. It is a safe, effective solution which resolves painful conditions. It is the tool which empowers your body to heal itself naturally.
To find out more about prolotheapy and if this therapy is right for you, please contact and consult with a local licensed doctor who specializes in this therapy.
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