Prolo knee
Used with permission from Ross Hauser, MD. Prolo Your Pain Away!
Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics. 2007.

Prolotherapy is a natural and effective treatment for chronic pain and arthritis.

By injecting the degenerated or injured ligament/tendon with a mild irritant solution, a mild inflammation is triggered to give the body a second chance at healing. This modulated inflammatory cascade generates new, healthy, stronger tissue and has a significant impact on chronic, nagging pain. When function is restored pain tends to dissipate.

prolovscortisone
Used with permission from Ross Hauser, MD. Prolo Your Pain Away!
Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics. 2007.

 

This is a great treatment if you’ve got an acute injury that just won’t heal in a timely fashion or long term degenerated joints that ache and feel unstable. It may take several injections spaced at 2 to 4 week intervals to achieve a maximum result.

Prolotherapy uses the body’s natural healing ability to relieve chronic pain, strengthen injured tissues, and restore function. For this reason, it is not indicated for every patient. In healthy patients the treatment is over 85% effective in most cases.

Dr. Moore personally studied and trained over the last decade with Dr. Rick Marinelli, ND who was one of the top experts in Naturopathic Pain Medicine in the country. She has also trained extensively with the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine as well as the Hackett Hemwall Foundation in traditional prolotherapy technique.

 

Conditions that generally respond favorably to Prolotherapy:

  • Acute joint injuries
  • Chronic joint pain
  • Whiplash pain
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Torn meniscus
  • Low Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain (acute or chronic)
  • Degenerative Joint and Disc Disease
  • Herniated Discs
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries/Tears
  • Labral Tears (shoulder/hip) 
  • Sprained Ankles
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Unstable joints
  • Ligamentous Laxity
  • Many of these types of conditions may do better with PRP, the doctor will advise you on the best course of treatment at your first visit.

Conditions that do not respond favorably to Prolotherapy:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic myofascial pain syndromes
  • Severely herniated discs
  • Central Spinal Stenosis
  • Complete Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Frank Surgical Conditions
  • Pain from Cancer
  • Pain from Autoimmune Conditions

 

Further Reading:

What is Prolotherapy? blog post

Sweet Relief

Prolotherapy in Musculoskeletal Pain- Alderman

 

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