Prolotherapy is a treatment technique used for chronic myofascial pain, back pain, osteoarthritis, or sports injury. It involves repeated injections of dextrose solution or other irritating substances into the joint, tendon, or painful tissue in order to provoke a regenerative tissue response.
Prolotherapy is a nonsurgical treatment which stimulates healing. Short for "proliferation therapy," Prolotherapy is also known as nonsurgical ligament and tendon reconstruction, or regenerative injection therapy. Prolotherapy works by stimulating the body's own natural healing mechanisms to repair injured musculoskeletal tissue. The treatment originated in the 1930's when Dr. Earl Gedney, an osteopathic surgeon successfully treated his own severe hand injury. Prolotherapy works by getting the body to use its own natural healing mechanisms to repair injured and painful joint areas. Types of Prolotherapy include Dextrose Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma Prolotherapy (Referred to as "PRP") or bone marrow and/or fat (adipose) tissue from an individual's own body which contain adult stem stromal cells (known as Biocellular Prolotherapy). At the Hemwall Center these multiple types of Prolotherapy are done as needed to achieve the best result. We also use diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging to detect and direct injections to the correct injury site.