Comprehensive Dextrose Prolotherapy
This is the most traditional type of Regenerative Injection Therapy. It is a well-recognized nonsurgical orthopedic procedure that stimulates the body’s natural healing processes by initiating a local inflammation cascade, which triggers release of growth factors and collagen deposition. This therapy technique involves an injection of a solution to the site of painful and degenerated joints, ligaments,
Tendon insertions, and in adjacent joint spaces in order to promote growth of normal cells and tissues. The proliferate solutions used mainly contain the medical-grade Dextrose (in different concentrations), along with other natural substances (Northgate sodium, phenol, glycerin, scraping, biominerals, etc.), Hence the name. The great advantage of Dextrose Prolotherapy is that it is Safe, and has unique ability to address Root causes of disability.
Research and scientific studies have shown that Comprehensive Dextrose Prolotherapy is superior to the traditional conservative treatments in relieving the root cause of problems of chronic musculoskeletal pain, sports injuries and arthritis. It is an Effective, Trustworthy, Reliable and a Viable Alternative to noneffective conservative treatments including surgery.
How does prolotherapy work?
Prolotherapy is an alternative therapy that may help repair body tissues. It’s also known as regenerative injection therapy or proliferation therapy.
The concept of prolotherapy dates back thousands of years, according to experts in the field. There are different types of prolotherapy, but they all aim to stimulate the body to repair itself.
Dextrose or saline prolotherapy involve injecting a sugar or salt solution into a joint or other part of the body to treat a range of conditions, such as:
- Tendon, muscle, and ligament problems
- Arthritis of the knees, hips, and fingers
- Degenerative disc disease
- Some types of headache
- Sprains and strains
- Lax or unstable joints
Many people say the injections help relieve pain, but scientists cannot explain how it works, and research has not confirmed that it is safe or effective.
How does prolotherapy treat joint pain?
Dextrose prolotherapy and saline prolotherapy involve trusted Sources injecting a solution containing irritants — a saline or dextrose solution — into a specific area where damage or injury has occurred.
It could help:
- Reduce pain and stiffness
- Improved strength, function, and mobility of the joint
- Increase the strength of ligaments and other tissues
Supporters say the irritants stimulate the body’s natural healing response, leading to the growth of new tissues.
People mostly use it to treat tendon injuries resulting from overuse and to tighten unstable joints. It may also relieve pain due to osteoarthritis, but research has not confirmed that this is the case, and there is not yet any evidence of long-term benefit.
The American College of Rheumatology and Arthritis Foundation (ACR/AF) do not recommend using this treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee or hip.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are another type of prolotherapy that some people use for OA. Like saline and dextrose prolotherapy, PRP does not have the backing of research.
During the prolotherapy procedure
During the procedure, the provider will:
- Clean your skin with alcohol
- Apply lidocaine cream to the injection site to reduce pain
- Inject the solution in the affected joint
The process should take around 30 minutes, including preparation, after you arrive at the facility.
Immediately after treatment, your doctor may apply ice or heat packs to the treated areas for 10–15 minutes. During this time, you will rest.