A regenerative treatment for chronic pain
Prolotherapy is an innovative non-surgical procedure for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain involving a series of injections that trigger a healing process and result in pain relief and a permanent solution.
A success rate of about 88 percent is reported for low back pain. Research has shown that this treatment is significantly more effective for low back pain than local anaesthetic or cortisone. An Australian study of very chronic back pain found that 20% became free of pain and over 40% had at least 50% reduction in pain. Many more reports of success have been published for other joints – knees, whiplash neck, fibromyalgia, jaw joint, pubic symphysis, fingers and thumb joints. Read more about the case studies supporting this treatment method here.
HOW IS IT ADMINISTERED?
A special solution of glucose and lignocaine is injected into the treatment area. This highly safe solution initiates a healing process inside your body, resulting in the production of collagen. The collagen mature and strengthens, restoring strength to the treatment area and relieving pain.
A series of 6 or 8 injections are usually necessary for low back pain, 4 – 6 for neck problems, 2 – 3 for upper back, elbow or foot, while the knee is variable. The spacing of the treatments varies from weekly to monthly. Your qualified practitioner will recommend a suitable treatment plan for your needs.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Anyone suffering from joint, ligament and tendon pain could be a candidate. Here is a list of symptoms Prolotherapy can be used to treat:
- Lower back pain
- Upper back pain
- Whiplash and other neck pain
- Migraine and headache
- Foot pain
- Groin/pubis pain
- Knee pain
- Tennis elbow
- Wrist and hand pain
- Shoulder pain
- Jaw pain
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Doctors reserve the right to decline treatment or stop if the patients are found not suitable for treatment.