Prolotherapy is a revolutionary technique for treating pain from injuries or degenerative conditions. It is completely natural and offers patients an alternative to surgery for treating painful conditions. Call our clinic today to set up your prolotherapy appointment with a Minnesota regenerative medicine expert – (612) 20-SPINE.
What is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy involves injecting an irritant (typically some sort of sugar substance) into an affected joint space. This stimulates the body’s internal healing process and helps repair damaged tissues naturally. When the cells arrive at the injured area, they cause a localized bruise or inflammatory reaction. This reaction stimulates healing activity that allows the body to form new collagen, creating stronger ligaments and tendons.
Here are some of the conditions prolotherapy can treat:
Low back pain
Arthritis & osteoarthritis
Some important things to know about prolotherapy:
Soreness is expected for 1-5 days after the injection and is necessary for the beneficial effects
Inflammation is part of the therapy
Therefore, patients are advised not to take anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.
Pain relief is slow
It’s important to understand that the purpose of the treatment is to strengthen weakened areas. The decrease in pain typically results from the increased stabilization and ability for the muscles to relax. Therapy usually involves a series of injections, frequently 6-8 injections to achieve optimal improvement.
Edina Prolotherapy Doctors
The prolotherapy experts at Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of MN have been successfully treating Minnesota patients for decades. Contact our office today to set up your appointment and see how prolotherapy can help you – (612) 20-SPINE.