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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Prolotherapy: Prolotherapy (proliferation therapy) is injection of irritants into joints, tendons & ligaments to decrease musculoskeletal pain.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
PRP vs. Prolotherapy: Prp is used when dextrose prolotherapy stops being effective or levels out. Platelets contain powerful growth factors which increase healing and angio ... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
31 years experience in Pediatrics
Prolotherapy: Prolotherapy is also known as "proliferation therapy, " "regenerative injection therapy, "or "proliferative injection therapy". It involves injecting ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Safe: Prolotherapy is used by trained musculo-skeletal physicians to address ligament injuries and instability. It is only effective for these injuries, a ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
25 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not sure: Since there are no major studies on it , difficult to answer , but as with any injection , risk of infection / contamination from virum / or allergic ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ario Kiarash
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not proven: Prolotherapy involves injection of dextrose(sugar) solution into ligaments to induce repair and strengthening. The labrum is made of a different kind ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Tomasello
29 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
See below: This is a strange diagnosis. Have you had any trauma to your back such as a severe motor vehicle accident or severe fall. Who had told you of this d ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Scar tissue.: The high sugar content causes collagen to crosslink and scar up. Very few good indications for prolotherapy! the ligament because abnormally inelasti ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: You are comparing two "alternative" treatments in which stuff is injected into the insertions of ligaments / tendons. In prolotherapy, the operator in ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
It makes you worse: Temporarily. Make sure you are visiting an experienced physiatrist.

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