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Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is also known as "proliferation therapy," "regenerative injection therapy," or "proliferative injection therapy". 

It works by injecting an irritant solution into the body, generally in the region of tendons or ligaments for the purpose of strengthening weakened connective tissue and alleviating musculoskeletal pain. The injection is administered into a joint space, weakened ligaments or tendon where they connect to bone. 

Prolotherapy stimulates the growth of cells and tissue that stabilize and strengthen weakened joints, cartilage, ligaments and tendons. The injected solution intentionally causes controlled irritation in the injected tissue. This irritation is an inflammatory response, which increases the blood supply and thereby stimulates the tissue to heal and regrow new tissue.

In other words, this method works because when you irritate the tendons and ligaments, the body will muster its resources to combat the irritants and thus bring its own healing powers to the area in need of help. 

Where can you find a ProloTherapist?   This site has a list of doctors

The States are listed and clicking on them goes to various doctors can provide this service. 

More information about Prolotherapy

And this article goes over the Procedure of  Prolotherapy

 


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