Prolotherapy is a type of Regenerative Injection Therapy in which damaged ligaments or tendons are injected with a dextrose/lidocaine solution that either directly or indirectly causes localized tissue irritation or inflammation. The resulting controlled and low-level inflammation triggers the body’s natural repair processes to strengthen existing tissue and to promote growth of healthy tissue. Our experienced pain management injection specialists use prolotherapy for treatment of arthritis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, chronic tendonitis, partially torn tendons or ligaments, sciatica, back pain and more.
PRP treatment is a type of Regenerative Injection Therapy that begins with concentrating platelets (within plasma) from a sample of a patient’s whole blood. Once concentrated, harvested platelets are “activated” to release chemical and protein components, collectively referred to as “growth factors.” These powerful growth factors can then be used to initiate and accelerate new tissue growth within targeted tendons, ligaments, and joints, effectively repairing damage and relieving pain.
In stark contrast to steroid injections (which decrease inflammation and the body’s own healing prowess), PRP injections tangibly enhance natural recuperative abilities, allowing patients to enjoy faster, safer, and more thorough healing with less pain and more functionality.
For many of our patients, PRP injections offer a powerful treatment alternative for a wide spectrum of pain conditions, eliminating the need for surgery and/or long-term medications.
We use state-of-the-art PRP technology and perform such injections, under sterile conditions, either in-office or at a surgical suite.
To learn more about PRP injections or to schedule an appointment, contact Allied Pain & Spine Institute today.