Prolotherapy is not a new technique; it has been utilized to treat painful conditions since the 1950s.
Due to the minimal risks and side effects of the treatment, as well as its effectiveness, it is an increasingly popular option for treating many conditions, including chronic back pain, joint instability, musculoskeletal injury, and osteoarthritis.
Prolotherapy is an injection-based technique that triggers the body’s natural healing process. The injection of a natural irritant into an affected tissue causes an inflammatory response; the inflammatory process stimulates the growth of new tissue to help heal the injured area.
The injections help stimulate the regeneration of various tissues, including tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and connective tissue. The contents of the irritant solution used in the injection vary.
It often contains a dextrose solution, which is a form of sugar glucose that is naturally found in your body. Alternatively, it can contain autologous cells, meaning cells from your own body, such as blood cells or bone marrow.