Prolotherapy is a musculoskeletal injection treatment used to stimulate the body’s natural growth factors to help promote healing. It is also called regenerative injection therapy. Prolotherapy is a non-surgical treatment that has been used to treat many chronic and acute musculoskeletal conditions, as well as treating injuries to ligaments and tendons.
Many athletes are using prolotherapy as a treatment option since it is non-surgical and can promote healing from injuries.
Prolotherapy is done in the office and can use advanced ultrasound guidance for accurate needle placement. The sports medicine doctors at Center for Spine Sports and Physical Medicine have many years of experience using prolotherapy as a treatment. They are certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Medicine.
Some patients may need several treatments to have the results they desire. Age, extent of the injury and the area of injury varies from patient to patient. Some injuries and conditions may still require surgery.
Scientific studies show that prolotherapy can strengthen weakened connective tissue and can alleviates pain as well as improves mobility. It can help people with chronic pain including those with sports injuries.
Center for Spine, Sports and Physical Medicine has multiple locations to treat patients using prolotherapy in Houston Texas.