Prolotherapy

Disclaimer: Results and claims are not typical or meant to represent your results. Risks exist for any interventional procedures including all regenerative medicine treatments which include prolotherapy, A2M, bone marrow, growth factor injections, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Long-term side effects of regenerative medicine are unknown and short-term problems have emerged. Complications are uncommon but these do include the possibility of infection, bleeding, no help from the procedure, worsening pain, and remotely stroke and death.

Prolotherapy is a non-surgical technique for treating pain from injuries or degenerative conditions. It is natural and may offer patients an alternative to surgery for treating painful conditions. Call our clinic today to set up your prolotherapy appointment with a Minnesota prolotherapy specialist – (612) 20-SPINE.

What is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy involves injecting an irritant (typically some sort of sugar substance) into an affected joint space. This process is designed to stimulate the body’s internal healing process and help strengthen damaged tissues. When the cells arrive at the injured area, they cause a localized bruise or inflammatory reaction. This reaction stimulates activity that allows the body to form new collagen, with the goal of creating stronger ligaments and tendons.

Here are some of the conditions prolotherapy can treat:

  • Low back pain
  • Arthritis & osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Sports-related injuries

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.

Minnesota 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.