Prolotherapy research reviews: Low back pain and Prolotherapy Ross Hauser, MD.

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This is a summary review of the December 2021 paper Lumbar instability as an etiology of low back pain and its treatment by prolotherapy: A review in the Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. (1) The full free text version article can be found here at IOS press  BACKGROUND: Low back pain is a significant spinal disorder that affects more »

Prolotherapy for Lumbar Segmental Instability Associated with Degenerative Disc Disease

Posted on Posted in James Inklebarger, MD, Simon P. Petrides, MB BS DM-S Med DO Dip Sports Med FFSEM (UK&I), 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…