Prolotherapy is an injection-based medical treatment that is used to cure chronic low back pain. Studies suggest that the pain caused is due to weakened or damaged tissues or ligaments. Repeated injections are proven to restore the ligaments and lessen strain over time.

Prolotherapy treatment is a common treatment for persistent lower back pain. The process involves injecting a substance using a fine needle by inserting it into the soft tissue (tendon, ligament, muscle, joint muscle, fascia) that is torn or injured from the bone.

The substance injected is a natural irritant that is very effective in healing pain.

Examples of the substance include:

  • Glucose or dextrose alone or by combining it with phenol and glycerin
  • A purified form of cod liver oil or scientifically termed Sodium morrhuate

While injecting this substance in the prolotherapy treatment for chronic back pains and disorders, the agent is used with local anesthesia (Marcaine, procaine, or lidocaine).

Prolotherapy is a lengthy process that involves injecting the agent several times before completing the treatment. The reported number of injections required ranges from 3 to 10 depending on the pain and other conditions being treated. Prolotherapy injection treatment may take three to six months by injecting the substance once every two to three weeks.

The Prolotherapy Clinic Hadapsar ensures the treatment is completed with complete care. Dr. Vikram Rajguru has performed several successful treatments to date in his clinic at Hadapsar, Pune.

Recovering after Prolotherapy Treatment:

Prolotherapy can lead to swelling and soreness on the injection spot. Most patients experience this and are recommended a 2-day procedure to recover quicker.

  • Icing the affected area 3 to 4 times a day for 15 minutes or as required.
  • Moderate exercises like walking, stretching, or light exercises can help.
  • Take acetaminophen if there is excess pain.

If you need prolotherapy treatment for Severe Back Pain, must consult with Dr.Vikram Rajguru at the Prolotherapy Clinic in Hadapsar in Pune.