Prolotherapy, short for proliferation therapy, is a type of procedure designed to promote natural healing of a damaged ligament or tendon. Ligaments, tendons, and muscles work together to make our bodies move naturally — when any of those become unstable, chronic joint or spine pain can be the result. Prolotherapy can be used to treat a specific joint or an entire region of the body. The goal is to strengthen weakened connective tissue and improve musculoskeletal pain.
The concept of prolotherapy dates back thousands of years, according to experts in the field. There are different types of prolotherapy, but they all aim to stimulate the body to repair itself.
This therapy is often used to treat a range of conditions, such as:
- tendon, muscle, and ligament problems
- arthritis of the knees, hips, and fingers
- degenerative disc disease
- some types of headache
- sprains and strains
- lax or unstable joints
How does Prolotherapy work ?
Prolotherapy works by stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms to lay down new tissue in the weakened area. This is done by a very directed injection to the injury site, “tricking” the body to repair again. The mild inflammatory response which is created by the injection encourages growth of new, normal ligament or tendon fibers, resulting in a tightening of the weakened structure. Additional treatments repeat this process, allowing a gradual buildup of tissue to restore the original strength to the area.
Traditional approaches with surgery have more risk and may fail to stabilize the joint and relieve pain, and anti-inflammatory or other pain relievers only act temporarily.
It is always necessary to educate about the treatments you are going for! At Noracare Wellness we’ll inform you about all the process. Call today if you have any questions or to book an appointment at (201) 880-1400
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