What Is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy is a form of therapy that makes use of the body’s natural responses to injury to relieve pain and promote healing. Also known as proliferative or regenerative therapy, it has proven to be very useful in treatment of stiff joints and muscle pains. The best part is that it is minimally invasive and eliminates the need to rely on painkillers.
The Procedure and How It Works
With Prolotherapy, a special solution is injected into the joint space or injured tendon. Depending on the condition and the extent of injury, the injections are given every 2 to 6 weeks using ultrasound guidance to improve needle accuracy and promote a comfortable patient experience.
Current and Proposed Applications of This Treatment
Currently, Prolotherapy is indicated for muscle and joint injuries. It is particularly popular with sports injuries, such as ligament tears, muscle sprains, etc. The safe and quick mode of action is responsible for its widespread popularity and ensures that athletes are back on their feet in no time. It is especially helpful for loose ligaments, laxity or instability as it may tighten these regions along with exercises and physical therapy.
Prolotherapy has also been proven to be very effective in the treatment of chronic lower back pain, tendonitis as well as arthritis.
There is currently research going on in its application in other conditions. The best published research is on knee osteoarthritis. And with the success rates seen with these current applications, there is no doubt that proliferation therapy is the future of regeneration medicine.
As the recipient of this treatment, the best way to avoid any potential side effects is by ensuring that you work with formally trained experts. Orthohealing is one of the top providers of Prolotherapy in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Our experts are dedicated to the success of our patients.
Prolotherapy works best for mild to moderate level injuries. If your injury is more severe Prolotherapy may not be the best treatment option and platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or Bone Marrow Stem Cell Therapy may be recommended.
Would You Benefit From Prolotherapy?
If you have some form of chronic joint or muscle pain, then chances are that Prolotherapy will help relieve you of the excruciating burden. Whether it is early onset arthritis or chronic back pain due to age, you can rest assured that you will be dumping your pain meds in no time.
Contact us today for a consultation to see if Prolotherapy is the right treatment for you. Learn more at http://www.orthohealing.com/procedures/prolotherapy/
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