How does Prolotherapy stimulates Healing?
Prolotherapy works causing a purposeful, mild inflammations near the damaged joint or tissue, that helps new fibers to grow. Usually inflammation is thought of a bad and painful thing, but in Prolotherapy it has important benefits for stimulating repair-work on the damaged tissue fibers.
Prolotherapy College describes it as follows:
When ligaments or tendons (connective tissue) are stretched or torn, the joint they are holding destabilizes and can become painful. Prolotherapy, with its unique ability to directly address the cause of the instability, can repair the weakened sites and produce new collagen tissue, resulting in permanent stabilization of the joint.
In essence performing a very directed injection to an injury tendon, prolotherapy tricks the body into repairing the damaged area.
So... How it Works?
- A cutting-edge form of regenerative medicine is leading the way in helping to treat both acute and chronic injuries, as well as difficult to resolve joint pain.
- Prolotherapy treatment involves a series of injections. Patients receive anywhere from 3 - 30 injections depending on the severity of their injury. Most people need about 4 - 10 injections to experience results.
- Injections are administered every 2 - 3 weeks over the course of several months (usually 3 to 6 months).
- Substance used in "Detroxse Prolotherapy" injections include "natural irritant agents" (such as dextrose or glucose, which are types of sugar molecules, or glycerin and phenol).
- Irritants are often used with local anesthetic (lidocaine, procaine or marcaine) to help numb the affected area and injection site. Sometimes other substances such as cod liver oil are also used to regulate inglammation and healing.