Some chronic joint pain is caused by a weakness in the ligaments and tendons that surround the joint. Prolotherapy can correct this underlying weakness. It involves injections of a safe dextrose solution into the affected area. Injecting the substance causes a reaction which stimulates a natural healing process and growth of new collagen and connective tissue.
Many conditions respond well to prolotherapy, such as degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, arthritis of the back and neck, whiplash, joint sprains, tennis elbow, sprains, chronic tendonitis, back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. Multiple treatments at regular intervals encourage additional tissue growth to restore and strengthen the affected area. On average, it takes approximately six treatments to achieve effective pain relief.