Prolotherapy treatments, strengthen ligaments and tendons with the aim of removing the cause of pain in and around joints
Injections of 25% glucose with Xylocaine 1% (local anaesthetic into soft tissues and joints, including cervical and thoracic and lumbar spine.
Disclosure The above treatment has not yet been fully evidence based. Where Xylocaine has been administered it is recommended the patient what 30 minutes after administration.
What is Prolotherapy?
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 Hackett, an osteopathic surgeon successfully treated his own severe hand injury.