Prolotherapy, also known as Regenerative Injection Therapy, is an injection technique used to treat chronic pain related to damage to underlying ligament and/or tendon structures. It involves injecting a small amount of a mixture of local anesthetic and dextrose (sugar), or other similar solution, directly at the site of damage. The sugar stimulates the body’s natural healing and repair processes.
Prolotherapy is used successfully to treat many different paintful conditions, including:
Prolotherapy is designed to be a permanent fix, not simply a temporary procedure. Approximately 80-90% of patients appropriately treated with prolotherapy will experience benefit; some get 40-50% improvement, while others may get 90-100% improvement.
Effective treatment usually takes between 3 and 6 treatments. Treatments are given approximately once a month.