Is Prolotherapy a Panacea for Pain?

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 their life savings 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.

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