Prolotherapy is a non-surgical regenerative injection technique that is used at Houston Spine & Sports Medicine to treat muscles, ligaments, tendons, tissue tears, nerve pain, and chronic musculoskeletal conditions including fibromyalgia. It involves the injection of a dextrose solution and additives that are thought to promote regeneration and repair of damaged tissue. The use of prolotherapy first began in the 1930s (1) and was originally used to treat ligament laxity, and later in the 1950s it started to be used to help with joint pain (2).Prolotherapy Houston The Woodlands

Today, however, there is a growing body of evidence showing the efficacy of Prolotherapy for numerous musculoskeletal conditions. The most frequently published studies focus on the treatment
of chronic low back pain (3). There are also more recent studies showing the usefulness of prolotherapy in treating tendinopathies such as lateral epicondylosis and Achilles tendinopathy, as well as osteoarthritis (3).

At Houston Spine & Sports Medicine, Dr. Lehmann is certified by The America
n Academy of Orthopedic Medicine in regenerative injection techniques such as Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma. The have also been extensively trained in
Ultrasound guided techniques.

Prolotherapy is helpful for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, and Dr. Lehmann is ready to evaluate you and customize your plan of care. Contact us at or 281-357-5454 to set up an appointment. Houston Spine & Sports Medicine is located in The Woodlands and is easily reached from Tomball, Conroe, Magnolia, Kingwood, Spring, and Houston.


  1. Rabago, D; Best, TM; Zgierska, AE; Zelsig, E; Ryan, M; Crane, D (2009). “A systematic review of four injections therapies for lateral epicondylosis: prolotherapy, polidocanol, whole blood, and platelet-rich plasma”. British Journal of Sports Medicine 43 (7): 471–481.
  2. Rabago, D; Slattengren, A; Zgierska, A (2010). “Prolotherapy in Primary Care Practice”. Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice 37 (1): 65–80.
  3. Distel, Laura M. et al. (2011). “Prolotherapy: A Clinical Review of Its Role in Treating Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain”. PM&R , Volume 3 , Issue 6 , S78 – S81


Growing Body of Evidence Shows Efficacy of Prolotherapy for Musculoskeletal Conditions
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