Posted on Apr 28, 2008 | Comments 1
You can get relief from chronic pain with prolotherapy.
It is a simple and natural technique, which can be used to stimulate the body to repair the painful area when the natural healing process needs a little assistance.
Prolotherapy is also called as sclerosant therapy.
Prolotherapy is the process of injecting painful ligaments and tendons by using sugar solutions, which are mainly used to stimulate the production of connective tissues and alleviating musculoskeletal pain.
Conditions that can be treated with prolotherapy:
Prolotherapy is used for treating various types of musculoskeletal pains such as:
- Back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Degenerated or herniated disks
- Neck pain
- Unresolved whiplash injuries
- Chronic tendonitis
- Ligaments and cartilage
- TMJ (Temporomandibular joint syndrome)
- Partially torn tendons
- Sacroiliac problems
Patient who is suffering with chronic musculoskeletal pain in the spine or any extremity joint for at least three months is eligible to take prolotherapy.
Prolotherapy for different health conditions:
Prolotherapy for arthritis:
Soft tissue injuries to the joints often result in the development of degenerative joint conditions. Whenever the ligaments are stretched and weakened, the other structures in the joint like the meniscus continues to add the pressure. Prolotherapy is the natural technique, which help to reduce the degenerative process and eliminate the pain.
Prolotherapy for back pain:
The injection given in prolotherapy promotes a healing response in small tears and weak tissue; hence you can alleviate from back pain and functioning can be improved. Prolotherapy is truly effective for treating back pain. Prolotherapy for back pain gives the body some extra incentive to promote full healing in the damaged ligament.
Prolotherapy for fibromyalgia:
Fibromyalgia is a disorder that is characterized by widespread muscle pain and localized tendon trigger points, along with insomnia and fatigue. Prolotherapy is a technique that helps in treating these symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Prolotherapy for carpal tunnel syndrome:
Pressure, damage and repeated injury to the median nerve at the wrist can result in carpal tunnel syndrome. Taking several sessions of prolotherapy will easily strengthen the annular ligament and relieve chronic elbow pain.
Prolotherapy for whiplash:
Whiplash is the condition of tearing of your muscles and ligament attachments. This condition is not a fracture, as people with whiplash get relief within three months after the injury. If you are suffering with continuous dysfunction in your joints, pain will continue. These conditions can be easily treated with prolotherapy.
Prolotherapy for tendonitis:
When you are suffering with tendonitis for the first 6 weeks, cortisone can be used to reduce the inflammation. If the condition turns from an inflammatory condition to a degenerative condition, it cannot be treated with cortisone. This helps to reduce the pain for a week or two. Using prolotherapy strengthens and tightens the tendon attachments so that you can get relief from tendonitis.
Prolotherapy for TMJ:
This condition is same as other joint dysfunction. When your ligaments are ragged from an injury, joints can become loose. This leads to too much rock and role in your joint and allows the cartilage to wear away thus resulting in arthritis in your jaw joints.
Prolotherapy helps to tighten this TMJ ligaments to restore normal function to that joint.
Not only prolotherapy helps in treating the above conditions, but there are also various injuries that can be treated effectively with this therapy.
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