March 8th, 2014

Prolotherapy was being practiced as early as the fifth century by Hippocrates who used hot branding irons to help fuse together torn ligaments in the shoulder joint. Since then, modern medicine has significantly improved the technique and the success of this treatment.  It’s also become a lot more comfortable.

Prolotherapy is a non-surgical treatment, which stimulates the body’s natural healing process to strengthen joints that have been weakened by traumatic or over-use injuries. When the attached ligaments or tendons are stretched, torn, or fragmented, joints often become degenerated and painful. Surgery and anti-inflammatory drugs […]

Regenerative Injection Therapy

March 1st, 2014

When you are researching Prolotherapy, you may be confused by all the different labels doctors use. Labels like Dextrose Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Regenerative Injection Therapy are often used interchangeably. How are you supposed to know what the differences are or which treatment is the one for you? Having the right information is important to be able to make the best decision. In order to eliminate confusion, we are going to highlight each type of Prolotherapy and explain what situation it is best used for.

Prolotherapy is a nonsurgical treatment. It works by […]

Prolotherapy: An Interview with Dr. Tyna Moore

March 6th, 2014

We sat down with Dr. Tyna Moore, a talented Prolotherapist, (please see our blog “Choosing the Right Doctor” for more information), with over 15 years experience, to gain some insight into Prolotherapy and find out what you can expect from these treatments.

How long have you administered Prolotherapy?

I was trained and mentored by Rick Marinelli, ND who had been doing Prolotherapy for about 30 years.  I began in his clinic as his receptionist right out of college and learned from him for over 15 years. I assisted him with many procedures […]

Prolotherapy and Injection Therapy: Choosing the Right Doctor

March 1st, 2014

Traditional “Prolotherapists” use a technique developed by George Hackett, MD. The Hackett Hemwall Foundation (HHF) continues to teach this technique and trains doctors all over the world. It is a subspecialty that requires significant education, work, and practical hands on training in an apprentice setting to perform well.

Basically, many docs who claim to do “Prolo” or “PRP” may really just putting solution into the joint with one injection and that’s the end of it. Traditional Prolotherapists, inject nearly every ligament and tendon surrounding the joint in an attempt to stabilize it—because it is aberrant […]