“Prolotherapy”, also called regenerative injection treatment (RIT), is an injection procedure that uses a substance, primarily a dextrose solution, to promote healing of small tears and weakened tissues. Its use for healing has been done for over 50 years. The theory is to accelerate your body’s own natural healing powers by putting an “irritant” in the exact area of injury.
Reported success rates for prolotherapy have ranged as very high. There are several key factors that come into play for a successful prolotherapy outcome.
Are You Considering Prolotherapy For Improvements Such As?
- Reduction or elimination of pain
- Increased strength of a ligament, tendon or joint capsule
- Improved or normal return to function
- Reduced recurrence of injury to the treated site
Consider These Key Factors For A Successful Prolotherapy Outcome
Proper diagnosis of the location of the sprain or strain
Is the performing physician using ultrasound or x-ray guided technology? This is really a game changer. No matter how skilled someone is, it’s impossible to pinpoint the exact area of injury without these tools.
Clinical skill of the physician performing the injection, especially into the back (spine)
Does the treating physician have specialized training and certification in Regenerative Medicine therapy injections, such as Prolotherapy? Our physicians at Ultimate Medical Group are both certified and experienced in Regenerative Medicine injection techniques. All of our hip and spine procedures are performed by a board certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist, who has over 25 years experience injecting into the spine.
Willingness of the patient to complete follow-up therapy
We provide patients detailed post-procedure information specific to the area of treatment. We also realize that to get the maximum benefit from Prolotherapy, you may need a little help. Our staff, which includes physical therapy and chiropractic care, works closely with the treating physician to ensure you have the best post-procedure outcomes available.
To obtain the highest success rate of Prolotherapy, our entire team works together to develop a plan that’s specific to your needs.