Prolotherapy is a regenerative injection therapy that can help patients recover from joint injuries and reduce joint pain. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about prolotherapy injections. With that in mind, here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about prolotherapy.
What is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy is a form of regenerative medicine in which a patient is injected with a solution that stimulates the body’s natural healing process. These injections help restore damaged tissue, particularly surrounding the joints in the body. This irritant solution stimulates the body to create more tissue to replace that which has been damaged. Patients usually receive several prolotherapy injections over the course of several weeks or months.
What Solution is Injected?
The solution injected is typically made up of glucose and anesthetic agents. Your surgeon will tailor a solution to fit your specific injury or condition.
What Can Prolotherapy Treat?
Prolotherapy is most effective at treating joint pain and related conditions and injuries. Specifically, prolotherapy can help treat pain in the knees, hips, elbows, ankles, wrists, and shoulders.
Can Everyone Benefit from Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy can help many patients with joint pain. However, each patient should be examined by a qualified pain management specialist before a treatment course is decided.
Does Prolotherapy Hurt?
Patients may feel some mild irritation during and immediately after an injection, but prolotherapy is considered to be generally painless.
Who Can Give Prolotherapy Injections?
Prolotherapy injections are given by physicians – typically pain management doctors. Make sure you have a qualified prolotherapy specialist administering your injections.
Prolotherapy can help treat numerous conditions. Contact Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of MN to see if you are a good candidate for prolotherapy. Our Minnesota based pain management physicians have been treating patients for over twenty years and can diagnose and treat your condition effectively. Call today to set up your appointment.