What is Prolotherapy?
How does the Prolotherapy?
Through a micro injection of a glucose solution at the point where the tendons and ligaments are damaged.
What does the injected solution?
In the Prolotherapy injecting a glucose solution (15% or 25%) with a small amount of local anesthetic.
It is a painful treatment?
Using fine needles almost like hair Prolotherapy is a little painful treatment.
The Prolotherapy can be helpful for everyone?
Each patient should be thoroughly evaluated through a clinical examination, x-rays, laboratory tests before being subjected to treatment.
Which body areas can be treated?
Prolotherapy can be used to treat many joints: knee, hip, ankle, foot, wrist, elbow, shoulder. Also, the spine in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar and sacroiliac can be treated.
What are the pathological conditions that can be successfully treated with Prolotherapy?
The main pathologies are: Cervical pain and Lumbago, trauma to muscles, tendons and ligaments of all joints; Tendonitis, degenerative tendinosis and partial tendon injuries; Metatarsalgia and Morton’s neuroma; Carpal tunnel syndrome; degenerative diseases of cartilage (the initial forms)
How often do you perform the treatments?
Generally ranges between one session and the other not less than 15-20 days, for a number of treatments that must be determined by the doctor performing the prolotherapy. Typically a cycle comprises between 3 and 5 sessions.
It is a safe technique? Are there side effects?
It ‘a very safe treatment, and with very few side effects. Sometimes it can appear a redness around the injection site that disappears within minutes.
How can prolotherapy help me?
The pain becomes chronic and persistent if it develops over the course of a disease. Chronic pain has a negative impact on all aspects of an individual's life, including emotional elements, physical, financial and social. Chronic pain of each member of a family dramatically affects the whole family. Prolotherapy is an injection therapy method used in the U.S.A. for nearly 60 years, it is known as a non-surgical treatment for reconstruction of the ligaments, tendons, joints of the musculoskeletal apparatus. First of all it is important to understand the word "Prolo" which derives from the Latin "Proles" (Proliforation) which means "Stimulation of Growth." In "Prolotherapy" the injection solution used is a solution of glucose (sugar and water) which is injected directly into the damaged ligament or tendon which is "attached" to the bone. In this weak area once injected with prolotherapy solutions, it creates a local acute inflammatory reaction which increases the perfusion of blood flow to the damage tissues bringing oxygen and cell repair factors that determine a true "self-repair". "Prolotherapy" has established itself as a non-surgical treatment for the reconstruction of ligaments, tendons and joints that in the end, reduces dramatically chronic pain. "Prolotherapy" is a Real Pain Solution without surgery, without drugs, without rest or work disability, suitable for all, men and women, young and old, sportsmen and athletes, for all those people who want to solve the chronic pain problems without resorting to surgery.
The conditions that can get benefits with Prolotherapy are:
• painful syndromes • Neck pain • Dorsal and lumbar pain • Rib pain • Shoulder and scapular Pain • Pain in the lower limbs • Sciatica • Disc disease (herniated disc of the spine) • Pain in the hips • Pains in the knees • Pain in the ankles and feet • Pain in the back • Pain in the elbows • Pain in the wrist • Headache • Migraine • Headache • TMJ (jaw pain) •Post-traumatic pain • Sport post-traumatic pain • Fibromyalgia • Tendinitis • Post-fracture pain