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When can it help?
Prolotherapy has proven useful for treating a variety of injuries and conditions, including but not limited to:
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Prolotherapy is a non-surgical approach to treating pain and joint weakness. Prolotherapy involves the injection of an irritant(Dextrose), your own platelets(Platelet-Rich Plasma) or natural solutions into weakened or stretched ligaments or tendons, which are a source of chronic pain. This releases growth factors and induces an inflammatory reaction, which mimics the normal repair and healing reaction of the body. Most injections are done directly onto the ligament-bone or tendon-bone junction. Thus, the tissues are peppered with multiple injections. This is very different from trigger point injections or steroid injections in both technique and physiology.
Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma is a biotechnology that involves the injection of a small volume of the patients own plasma directly into the site of injury.
Prolotherapy offers a safe effective means of treating ligamentous weakness, tendonopathies, acute sports injuries and dysfunction and pain in the chronic patient, which probably represents a significant portion of musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain. It may also be effective in the treatment of osteoarthritis. It does require an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and training in the use of proper solutions and needle placement. It can safely be used to relieve dysfunction in any articular ligaments depending on their accessibility.
Treatment involves several injections into the effected area, and repeated until function is returned and pain is resolved.
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Am I a Candidate for Prolotherapy?
Dr. Berenbeim has been successfully using prolotherapy in his practice since 1998. He recommends that the patient make an appointment for a full evaluation in order to determine whether you are an appropriate candidate for prolotherapy. Every injury is as unique as every individual, which is why an evaluation by a qualified professional is the only way to determine if you are a good candidate for prolotherapy.
To gain more information on the study of prolotherapy and cases where this treatment method has proved successful, go to the Prolotherapy links.