Is Prolotherapy a Panacea for Pain? – ClinicalPosters
Is Prolotherapy a Panacea for Pain?

August 20, 2018
by Kevin RR Williams

Ancient medicine becomes cutting-edge treatment.

Ligament Regeneration

Chronic pain is debilitating. After trying conservative approaches, most patients part with thousands of dollars on treatments and apparatuses seeking relief. In this vulnerable state, it is not uncommon for people to exhaust all funds for marginal improve­ment.

The concept of regenerating ligaments goes back to ancient Egypt. Later Roman gladiators were poked with hot needles to stimulate healing. Under different names, Prolotherapy (proliferative therapy) has seen a modern-day resurgence since the early 1900s.

What is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is not pain management. It is pain rehabilitation, administered by osteo­paths and occasionally specialists in orthopedics, neurology or other disciplines. The target areas can be within the back, hips, shoulders, knees, ankles, elbows, wrists, neck, or jaw. Difficult-to-palpate areas like connective tissue within the sacroiliac joint region are also addressed. Some claim it is a cure for arthritis, sciatica, and disc herniation.

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Kevin Williams is a health advocate and writer of hundreds of articles for multiple websites, including: A Bit More Healthy, KevinMD, and Sue’s Nutrition Buzz.