Prolotherapy For Pain Management

Prolotherapy is a holistic method of pain management that offers complete and permanent relief from pain by triggering body’s repair and remodeling processes. Unlike most traditional medical and surgical procedures, prolotherapy is associated with minimal side effects and long-term complications.

Did you know that over 80% patients who opt for prolotherapy finds complete relief from pain without needing any other form of management?

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BE MANAGED BY PROLOTHERAPY?

Prolotherapy is effective at managing a variety of condition that may present with chronic and disabling pain; this includes:

  1. Degenerative disc disease
  2. Sprains
  3. Osteoarthritis
  4. Tennis elbow
  5. Chronic tendonitis
  6. Back and neck arthritis (also referred to as facet syndrome
  7. Whiplash
  8. Joint sprains

HOW DOES PROLOTHERAPY HELP WITH PAIN RELIEF?

Prolotherapy exerts its action by multi-dimensional approach; for example:

Use of multi-modal approach enhances the pace of recovery.

HOW LONG ARE PROLOTHERAPY TREATMENTS?

Each treatment session varies and is customized to tailor-fit patient’s medical needs. Traditionally, the sessions are short; ranging from 15 minutes to 45 minutes including the preparation time, treatment as well as post-therapy recovery time.

Procedures are performed in the out-patient setting and most people can go home the same day and resume their day to day activities.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE THERAPY?

Depending upon the inciting cause and nature of therapy, you may experience mild discomfort; such as swelling that resolves spontaneously; or sometimes tissue stiffness. Most of the patients experience immediate relief from pain and discomfort.

With her extensive experience in Regenerative Orthopedics, Dr. Karen is trained at managing patients with chronic history of musculoskeletal ailments and pain syndromes. If you are living with a chronic pain condition, do not suffer in silence. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Karen to learn how you can live a happy, healthy and pain-free life.

References:

  1. Yelland, M. J., Glasziou, P. P., Bogduk, N., Schluter, P. J., & McKernon, M. (2004). Prolo-therapy injections, saline injections, and exercises for chronic low-back pain: a randomized trial. Spine, 29(1), 9-16.

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