Prolotherapy

Regenerative Medical Group -  - A Group Medical Practice

Regenerative Medical Group

A Group Medical Practice & Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in Garden Grove & Orange, CA, and Kirkland, WA

Prolotherapy uses the power of healing your body already possesses and gives it a turbo boost. If you have chronic pain or injuries that aren’t healing properly, Dr. Richard Rutledge, DO, and Dr. Bryn Henderson, DO, at Regenerative Medical Group, with locations in Garden Grove and Orange, California, and Kirkland, Washington, can help. They provide expert prolotherapy treatments that can make a difference with optimal results. Call Regenerative Medical Group today to find out more or book an appointment online.

Prolotherapy Q & A

What is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is a nonsurgical treatment in which you receive an injection into an injured ligament, tendon, or joint.

Your provider at Regenerative Medical Group uses a solution of dextrose, a simple sugar, to stimulate your body to heal and strengthen the injured area. As a result, you have improved stability and function and less pain.

Prolotherapy is also useful for patients who want to slow down or even reverse some of the effects of Osteoarthritis. Due to its relative safety and effectiveness, Prolotherapy may be a valuable alternative to surgery.

What injuries can Prolotherapy treat?

Prolotherapy is an effective treatment for patients who suffer from chronic ligament, joint, and tendon pain. This type of pain is often due to an injury that hasn’t healed properly.

Many ligament and tendon injuries cause laxity and hypermobility, where the tissue can’t recover from being overstretched. This causes weakness in joint(s) and makes you more likely to suffer another injury.

Some of the conditions the care team at Regenerative Medical Group uses Prolotherapy for include:

  • Tension headaches
  • Migraines
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shoulder tendinitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain
  • Sacroiliac joint disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica

Prolotherapy can also be effective in treating pain from whiplash injury to the neck, upper back, shoulders, and lower back, and pain from lifting injuries. 

The strain on the neck and back due to poor posture and any form of muscle tightness, strain, or spasm can benefit from Prolotherapy at Regenerative Medical Group.

How does Prolotherapy work?

Prolotherapy works by triggering further rounds of healing in the damaged or diseased tissues. The injection of a dextrose solution causes a mild inflammatory response in the tissues. This inflammation signals your body to start growing new, healthier tissues.

As a result, healing begins again, tightening weakened tissues. Prolotherapy treatments build up more healthy tissue, restoring strength to the injured area.

Prolotherapy also works well when used with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections. The PRP encourages repair and new tissue growth as well, magnifying and speeding up the process of healing.

The results of your prolotherapy treatment won’t be instant. It takes time for new tissues to grow. After a month or so, you should start to feel an improvement, and after six months, you should be feeling much stronger.

Call Regenerative Medical Group today if you think Prolotherapy could help you or book an appointment online.