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Is prolotherapy safe to use on l5/s1 facet joint ligaments? What's the possibility of damaging a nerve or for it to go wrong in general?

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Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Prolotherapy=No

Prolotherapy consists of injected saline into any area, be it a joint space or tendon.
It is not recognized as an accepted treatment by certified physicians in specialty areas and is considered a "sham" procedure by some. Patients that undergo prolotherapy suffer from the risks of any injection without the documented potential benefit of the injected substance, except maybe a psychological one.

In brief: Prolotherapy=No

Prolotherapy consists of injected saline into any area, be it a joint space or tendon.
It is not recognized as an accepted treatment by certified physicians in specialty areas and is considered a "sham" procedure by some. Patients that undergo prolotherapy suffer from the risks of any injection without the documented potential benefit of the injected substance, except maybe a psychological one.
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
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