Prolotherapy is a method of injection using 5% dextrose, to stimulate healing by attracting vital components of the immune system, through local irritation, to the area of pain and inflammation. The heightened immune response begins immediately to repair damage to collagen, cartilage, fibrous tissue, tendons, and muscles.
Prolotherapy is for both acute pain and chronic pain that has persisted for longer than 6 to 8 weeks.
Prolotherapy is commonly used to treat:
- low back pain,
- neck pain,
- chronic sprains and strains,
- all joint pain,
- musculoskeletal pain caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis,
- plantar fasciitis,
- tennis and golfer elbows.
This is a long-term solution, and extremely effective for pain that hasn't responded to chiropractic, physical therapy, exercise, and medications.