Prolotherapy for Lumbar Segmental Instability Associated with Degenerative Disc Disease

Posted on Posted in Degenerative Disc Disease, Volume 8 : 2016

Prolotherapy is an injection-based therapy that may be used in the management of chronic lower back pain. In principle, injection solutions are formulated to produce an inflammatory response, which in turn promotes ligamentous and tendonous regeneration. This case study series offers some ideas as to how Prolotherapy might be advantageous in the management of discogenic lower back pain through improving vertebral segmental stability. When the disc is of normal height, the ligaments that hold the spine together remain at normal length…

Prolotherapy Gets College Basketball Player Back on the Court

Posted on Posted in Volume 1 : Issue 1 : February 2009

By Mark T. Wheaton, MD & John Manley ABSTRACT Prolotherapy is the definitive treatment choice when it comes to connective tissue injuries (ligaments, muscles, tendons, joints) from any cause, such as a sports injury, as is illustrated in the following case report. Usual conservative care options (rest, medications, ice, heat, epidural steroid injections, physical therapy, strengthening and more »