Prolotherapy

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What is Prolotherapy?
Invented in the 1950s by George Hackett, prolotherapy is based on the theory that chronic pain is often caused by laxness of the ligaments that are responsible for keeping a joint stable. When ligaments and associated tendons are loose, the body is said to compensate by using muscles to stabilize the joint. The net result, according to prolotherapy theory, is muscle spasms and pain. Prolotherapy treatment involves injections of chemical irritant solutions into the area around such ligaments. These solutions cause tissue to proliferate (grow), increasing the strength and thickness of ligaments. In turn, this tightens up the joint and presumably relieves the burden on associated muscles, stopping muscle spasms. In the case of arthritic joints, increased ligament strength may allow the joint to function more efficiently, thus reducing pain.

CONDITIONS TREATED BY PROLOTHERAPY:

  • Sharp and chronic pain in the cervical and lumbar sections of the spine
  • Joint pain
  • Wrist-joint pain
  • Degenerative-disk disease
  • Muscular pain
  • Variouse kinds of headache
  • Calcaneal Spur
  • Dystrophy of the hip joints
  • Injuries of thr knee joints
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sprain of the sacroiliac articulations
  • Osteoarthritis