WHAT IS PROLOTHERAPY?
Prolotherapy is a safe injection technique that stimulates your body’s own healing mechanisms to grow new ligament and tendon tissue. It many cases it provides a permanent cure for many chronic painful conditions without the risk of surgery or drugs.
Back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, elbow pain, arthritis pain, headaches, sciatica, tendonitis, sports injury pain, and many other conditions can be effectively treated with Prolotherapy.
PROLOTHERAPY TREATS THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF TISSUE AND JOINT PAIN
Ligaments and tendons normally function as strong bands of tissue that hold joints and muscle tissues in place. Pain is often due to weakness in these structures. Ligaments and tendons have embedded nerve fibers that produce a pain signal when damaged or loosened.
Weakness in ligaments and tendons produce joint pain and instability. Prolotherapy relieves pain by strengthening damaged tissues and ligaments.
Prolotherapy has been defined by Webster’s International Dictionary as “the rehabilitation of an incomplete structure, such as a ligament or tendon, by the induced proliferation of new cells”.
Prolotherapy usually involves the injection of Dextrose and Lidocaine into the injured tissue. It prompts healing in ligaments, tendons, and cartilage by triggering your body’s own acute injury system to heal damaged tissues.
“A joint is only as strong as its weakest ligament.” – George S. Hackett, M.D.
Prolotherapy increases blood supply that is vital to the body’s healing process to heal damaged tissues. Repetitive injury and age can promote scar tissue limiting blood supply. Prolotherapy stimulates your body’s own acute injury process bringing vital blood and growth factors to the injured tissues.
RESEARCH CONFIRMS THAT PROLOTHERAPY WORKS
An early Prolotherapy pioneer, George S. Hackett, M.D. conducted and published research in the 1950’s demonstrating that 82% of 656 patients who had Prolotherapy treatment considered themselves curedwhen contacted 12 years later. Additional research performed by Y. K. Liu, PH.D., in the 1980s, demonstrated that Prolotherapy treatment increased ligament mass, ligament thickness, and ligament-bone strength by up to 28%. Current research continues to show the effectiveness of Prolotherapy treatment today.
Numerous Olympic and professional athletes use advanced Prolotherapy to help them get them back in the game fast. Although this treatment is not widely advertised due to its lack of availability, we offer Prolotherapy treatment because it is highly effective.
TREATMENT SO EFFECTIVE THAT OUR U.S. SURGEON GENERAL USED IT
Former U.S. Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop, M.D. reported that Prolotherapy saved him from debilitating chronic pain in his shoulder and upper extremity. He had access to the best medical care in the world however he pain so severe that he had difficulty even moving his arm to reach for his wallet. Finally, he met a physician that performed Prolotherapy treatment on him and relieved him from chronic pain. Since his treatment he has even written many papers praising Prolotherapy