Prolotherapy

A non-surgical therapy solution

Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy offers a non-surgical solution for injuries affecting ligaments and tendons in knees, hips, shoulders, and other joints and ligaments. If you’re experiencing joint pain and discomfort, this medical approach can help speed up recovery, reduce inflammation, and provide rapid pain relief. It’s a procedure that works for both short term and chronic issues. A common benefit that attracts most patients is that Prolotherapy is a less intrusive alternative to traditional surgical interventions. It also has less risk of failure to stabilize a joint or relieve pain. Because the treatment focuses on both healing and pain relief, you’ll seldom need anti-inflammatory or analgesic medication after the procedure. While you might need six or more weekly visits to your doctor to administer the treatment in its entirety, each intervention takes little time out of your day. At Jacobs Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we’ll identify how serious your injury might be, and organize an appropriate schedule for you.

How does Prolotherapy Work?

Prolotherapy is non-invasive when compared to surgical intervention because it involves a series of simple injections. These contain substances meant to provoke a healing response in the surrounding tissue. They also include analgesics to reduce pain during injection. Once the substance enters the injured tissue, it provides specific stimulation that tells your body to naturally heal the area. Essentially, Prolotherapy tricks your body into repairing itself. It does this by creating new layers of the surrounding tissue. For this approach, specifically, these are ligament or tendon fibers. Most consultations involve patients struggling with back, knee, or neck pain. This procedure has an excellent prognosis for these areas. It’s important to note that this treatment is also effective when applied to smaller joints. One study showed that Prolotherapy was effective and safe with pain relief and joint movement for finger joints.

What does Prolotherapy Treat?

Prolotherapy’s primary focus is to resolve pain and instability related to various joints in your body. A common reason to seek this treatment involves sports injuries. Tennis, soccer, and football players are the most frequent patients for this therapy. More specifically, Prolotherapy is meant to alleviate aches, inflammation, discomfort, and injuries in tendons and ligaments. These tissues connect your bones to their respective muscle groups. What makes this procedure so popular is that it has both immediate and long term benefits. If you’re looking for a fast solution regarding joint pain, you can expect pain relief during the first or second visit. But, in order to guarantee a permanent healing process for your body, you need to follow up with the subsequent visits recommended by your doctor.

Patients that can Benefit from Prolotherapy

If you’ve recently suffered from a sports, work, or other injury affecting joints in your body, Prolotherapy is an outstanding treatment option. Contact us, and we’ll set up your first appointment, help relieve any related pain, and set up the following visits to properly administer the treatment. This procedure also deals with repairing serious damage, or displacement, to ligaments and tendons in the body. Even if you’re not suffering from pain, and instead struggling with proper movement, Prolotherapy can help.

What to Expect with Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy can help solve joint mobility, pain, and discomfort. It’s a simple, almost painless, and fast process. Before you get started, you should contact your doctor. It’s important to confirm a diagnosis and follow necessary check-ups beforehand. The injection itself involves penetration of the skin and some tissue. But, because the substance contains analgesics, you can expect a similar sensation to that of a shot. Temporary pain relief should start a few hours after your first visit. Permanent changes to mobility and discomfort are apparent after three weeks. — If you’re suffering from chronic pain, heart disease, diabetes, spinal disorders, leukemia, bladder malfunction, and more, you can find relief, or a solution, with regenerative therapy. It is a form of treatment applicable to a wide variety of illnesses, diseases, and afflictions. Medical professionals use this therapy to treat and repair permanently damaged organs and tissues. Previously, you would need organ transplants to solve a majority of severe bodily malfunctions. This normally entails a waiting period and health risks like organ rejection, where your immune system would attempt to eliminate the transplant.

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