Prolotherapy is an injection technique that stimulates growth of cells and tissue that stabilize and strengthen weakened joints, cartilage, ligaments and tendons.

The injected solution intentionally causes controlled irritation in the injected tissue. This irritation is an inflammatory response, which increases the blood supply and thereby stimulates the tissue to heal and regrow new tissue.

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gp2Many Prolotherapy physicians also utilize Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy for chronic joint and back pain. Please visit that doctor’s page and contact his/her office directly.

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Prolotherapy Research Regeneration Articular Cartilage

Ross Hauser, MDRoss Hauser, MD
As research is being published on articular cartilage regeneration, it is becoming apparent that a combination of Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, and Stem Cell Therapy is an effective treatment for cartilage regeneration.

Research for PRP and Stem Cell Therapy

Older tenets of medicine state that cartilage cannot be repaired. These tenets are being challenged in both human and animal studies. Researchers in Korea found that rabbits with osteoarthritis of the knees treated with intra-articular PRP injection showed cartilage regeneration in all severities of rabbit knee osteoarthritis. The cartilage regenerative power of PRP injection in moderate knee osteoarthritis was greater than that in mild or very mild osteoarthritis. In other words the worse degeneration of cartilage the better PRP worked. 1

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Prolotherapy for lumbar spinal stenosis

Marc Darrow, MDMarc Darrow, MD

In this article Marc Darrow, MD discusses Prolotherapy treatments for lumbar spinal stenosis.

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis is a narrowing of the space between vertebrae where the spinal cord and the spinal nerves travel.

It is a diagnostic term to describe lower back pain with or without weakness and loss of sensation in the legs. It is a very common condition brought on mostly by aging and the accompanying degeneration of the spine.

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