Prolotherapy (AKA Regenerative Injection Therapy) is a non-surgical injection procedure for permanent repair of damaged connective tissue. You prolotherapy treatment begins by anesthetizing the area of injury, followed by the local injection of a natural proliferative agent directly into the area of dysfunction, injury and weakness. Prolotherapy injections induce a wound repair cascade, which stimulates your body to marshal its innate repair mechanisms.
Prolotherapy has proven to be a highly effective treatment for acute and chronic pain from back and neck injuries. It is effective for mild-to-moderate osteoarthritis and injuries to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, foot and ankle. Unlike cortisone injections, which permanently weaken connective tissue, prolotherapy restores normal strength and function to ligaments, tendons, cartilage and other connective tissues.