Prolotherapy has the ability to strengthen and repair injured joints and connective tissue by stimulating the body’s natural healing process ultimately stabilizing the injured joint and delivering long-lasting pain relief. As one of the top providers of prolotherapy Los Angeles & Beverly Hills have to offer, the Orthohealing center is dedicated to helping you recover as quickly as possible
Understanding how prolotherapy works
Prolotherapy stimulates your body’s natural healing process to proliferate new tissue and provide pain relief through both mechanical and physiological mechanisms. Mechanically, the actual ultrasound-guided needle injections cause additional trauma to the area, which your body attempts to heal by releasing inflammatory cells to seek out the injection site. Physiologically, the solution stimulates the body’s natural immune response.
Conditions we treat with prolotherapy
Prolotherapy offers a very effective way to often relieve pain and heal orthopedic injuries. At the Orthohealing Center, we routinely use this treatment to provide our patients in Los Angeles and surrounding areas with immense relief from:
- Shoulder, neck, back, wrist, hip, hand and knee pain
- Temporal mandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)
- Sports injuries
- Unstable joints
- Chronic conditions
What to expect during your prolotherapy treatments
Prolotherapy treatments are very comfortable and tolerable for most all of our patients, thanks to our use of local anesthetics & precise image-guided techniques to numb the area before performing the procedure.
To begin, our physiatrists will use an ultrasound image to guide the process, as we inject the prolotherapy solution directly into your weakened and damaged connective tissue. This is the safest way to perform this procedure, because it reduces the risk for complications and errors, and ensures that we target the right treatment areas. In most cases, you’ll return to our office every two weeks for six total treatments to maximize the healing and pain relief benefits.
Once your injections are complete, you’ll be able to resume your normal daily routine without any restrictions. Immediately after your appointment, you may experience mild swelling, stiffness and a temporary increase in pain for several days. These effects are the result of your body’s natural healing response, and as such are a sign that the damage is in the process of being repaired. We are fully dedicated to helping you recover as quickly and painlessly as possible. That's why at the Orthohealing center, you will have the attention and aid from only the best providers of prolotherapy Beverly Hills & Los Angeles have to offer.
Is prolotherapy right for you?
Prolotherapy is commonly an effective way to achieve pain relief and heal injuries – but it’s not right for everyone. It’s best for active men and women who are suffering from a ligament or tendon injury. It’s also a great alternative for patients who have been told that they need cortisone injections or surgery to properly treat their injuries and achieve relief from their discomfort.
With that said, if you have severe arthritis, major tendon injuries, major muscle injuries or chronic ligament contractions, you won’t be considered a candidate because all of these ailments require a more aggressive treatment approach.