"Prolo" is short for proliferation, because Prolotherapy causes the proliferation, growth and formation of new ligament tissue in areas where it has become weak. Prolotherapy is non-surgical ligament construction and is a safe and effective treatment for various types of chronic pain.
Common problems treated with prolotherapy include knee, shoulder and hip arthritis, knee ACL ligament tears, chronic neck and back pain, TMJ dysfunction, whiplash-type motor vehicle related injuries, fibromyalgia, shoulder injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.
Prolotherapy targets the joint, ligaments and tendons that are weakened from injury or aging and promotes healing and repair. The procedure involves injecting a solution into the damaged joint, ligament or tendon. This stimulates the body to begin the healing process to restore length and function.
Neural prolotheraphy is used to treat neuropathic pain in a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and various pain conditions. These include: rotator cuff injuries, knee pain, neck pain, back pain, sciatica, chronic regional pain syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, neuroma pain, arthritic pain (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and reactive arthritis), weak or unstable joints, and neuralgia.
Neural prolotheraphy is the injection of a medical grade sugar just below the skin to promote healing of injured nerves and restoration of tissue function. Both traditional prolotherapy and neural prolotherapy promote healing and result in pain relief and function restoration, but each uses different concentrations of dextrose and different techniques for injections. Neural prolotherapy injections are applied at multiple points just below the surface of the skin to target subcutaneous nerves to reduce neurogenic inflammation.