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Prolotherapy, a form of regenerative medicine treatment, is based on the concept that the injection of a safe substance into the body can induce mild tissue irritation, prompting a natural healing response. Joint and Arthritis Pain Relief, with offices in Vancouver, Battle Ground, and Woodland, Washington, as well as Gresham, Oregon, is a leading figure in the regenerative medicine field. Their healthcare providers offer non-surgical prolotherapy to alleviate discomfort and address issues with damaged joints and connective tissue. To determine if prolotherapy could be beneficial for your recovery, reach out to Opdahl Regenerative Medicine via phone or their online contact options to schedule an appointment.

Prolotherapy Q & A: What is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is an age-old regenerative medicine technique with origins dating back to the early 1900s. It shares similarities with regenerative cellular therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy in that it triggers the body’s innate healing response to address injuries or degenerative conditions in joints.

In the prolotherapy procedure, a natural irritant, such as a solution containing sugar water (dextrose) or saline (salt water), is injected at the site of injury where soft tissues like ligaments, muscles, or tendons have become detached from the bone.

This irritant deceives the body into initiating the production of new collagen, which forms connective tissues and facilitates the repair of injured joints and soft tissues. Over time, prolotherapy can enhance the strength of your injured or degenerated joint and potentially alleviate your pain.

How Do You Know the Needle is in the Right Place?

Our healthcare providers utilize real-time ultrasound imaging to observe soft tissues. Each of our providers has undergone advanced training in the utilization of ultrasound diagnostics and imaging. Our goal is to guarantee that we administer injections with meticulous precision and accuracy.

How Many Prolotherapy Injections Will I Need?

Most patients typically undergo a series of injections, and the specific number required depends on factors such as the location of tissue damage, the severity of the condition, and individual treatment response. Generally, patients receive 3-6 injections spaced a few weeks apart over a couple of months.

Prolotherapy and other regenerative treatments aim to enhance and support the stability of your back and joints, leading to increased mobility and function. The ultimate goal is to provide natural, efficient, and long-lasting pain relief and healing, enabling you to resume your preferred activities.

If you are in good overall health but struggle with chronic pain or have suffered an injury, prolotherapy may be a suitable treatment option for you. To obtain more information, feel free to contact us by phone or book an appointment online today.

What Conditions Does Prolotherapy Treat?

For enduring conditions and injuries that pose challenges for healing, particularly orthopedic injuries, Prolotherapy is a frequently explored option.

Within the realm of orthopedics, where the potential applications for musculoskeletal injuries are extensive, here are several conditions that have exhibited notable results with this treatment:

  • Ligament sprains
  • Back pain
  • Partial tendon and ligament tears
  • Neck pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Partial rotator cuff tears
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Osteoarthritis in knee joints
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Joint pain

To determine if prolotherapy is right for you, your doctor performs a comprehensive exam and evaluation of your symptoms to determine the most effective treatment strategy. In some cases, prolotherapy may be complemented by PRP or regenerative cellular therapy for maximized results.