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What Is The Difference Between Trigger Point Therapy And Prolotherapy Exactly
Unclear : Prolo is a type of treatment that has some strong advocates, but i'm skeptical about its benefits in this situation and many others for which it is offered. The important thing is to understand the 'why' behind your instability and to address that directly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prolotherapy, prolozone, or platelet rich plasma during physical therapy? Which best odds for mild but troublesome bulging cervical disc?
Get another opinion: As a mild bulging disc in your neck is not the issue nor are the treatments your are mentioning other than some short term pt. Time is the best healer as is the judicious use of some medications and other possible pain management techniques but get an opinion from an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will prp plus stem cell therapy to injured/ strained si ligaments work? Will it cause scar tissue or normal tissue? Is it better than prolotherapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma: There is not much good data that I am aware of showing that prolotherapy is effective. PRP or platelet rich plasma is showing effectiveness in small studies for several indications. These include: Facial rejuvenation, hair regrowth, sexual rejuvenation, arthritis and musculoskeletal injuries, and more. Based on my experience, I recommend PRP therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have bump on back of my at. Dr. Thinks may be tendinopathy. Have tendonitis & calcaneal spur. What r treatment 4 tendinopathy? I get prolotherapy now
PRP unreliable data: Although it's popular, the prp injections may not do any benefit. For other treatments, ultrasound therapy, shockwave therapy, continued physical therapy all provide some relief. Lastly, removal of spur and tendon repair is an option if chronically painful without relief. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No!: No! no studies exist to support this! ...Read more
Question regarding prolotherapy and prolozone treatment for ligament / tendon / cartilage injuries ? What are some doctor opinions on these treatments
Prolozone: Prolozone is injection of ozone and nutrients into the joint space. I have found it very effective in my practice as a natural option to avoid drugs and surgery. If injections are not successful surgery is still an option. I always try to avoid surgical intervention if possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple shoulder dislocations and inherent ligament laxity. Physical therapy for a year, but still sublaxating. Surgery or prolotherapy?
New tissue: Good question. The point of prolotherapy is to create new tissue within ligaments. When a ligament has been strained it's like a rubber band that's lost its spring ; no longer effectively holds our bones together. Prolotherapy stimulates regeneration of the ligaments- not scar tissue! see http://www.Caringmedical.Com/prolotherapyblog/todays-vlog-does-prolotherapy-cause-scar-tissue/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: You are comparing two "alternative" treatments in which stuff is injected into the insertions of ligaments / tendons. In prolotherapy, the operator injects sugar, glycerine, or some other simple substance. Injecting platelet-rich plasma is a whole new level of things. Caveat emptor. ...Read more
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