Prolotherapy for Chronic Back Pain
May 29, 2015
Back pain can be disabling, causing a person to lose time from work and the leisure activities they enjoy. Many back pain problems are caused by damage or injury to the connective tissue in the back, neck and surrounding the spine. While many of these types of injuries heal with rest or non-surgical treatments, when pain persists, other treatments may be necessary. Prolotherapy is one option that can relieve chronic back pain without the need for risky and painful back surgery.
Basics of Prolotherapy
Prolotherapy is an injection treatment for injuries or damage within musculoskeletal system to the connective tissue. The treatment has been used to promote healing in the connective tissue that has been damaged, often due to an injury such as whiplash, or medical conditions like degenerative disc disease or sciatica. It is a non-invasive treatment option that can be very effective in relieving ongoing back pain.
Prolotherapy, also called sclerotherapy, regenerative injection therapy or sclerosant therapy, is usually performed by a physician specializing in back or spine treatment. The therapy includes injecting substances into the affected areas that cause inflammation. This causes the body emit a natural healing response that can help repair the connective tissues and relieve the chronic pain. This can be an effective treatment for those suffering from back pain that has not healed on its own or responded to other types of therapy.
To find out more about prolotherapy, consult a local spine or sports medicine clinic that specializes in administering these injections. Not all physicians are trained in this therapy, so it is important to find a doctor that is experienced in this effective treatment for chronic back pain.
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Ortho Sport and Spine Physicians
5730 Glenridge Drive Northeast #230
Atlanta, GA 30328