Prolotherapy is an orthopedic treatment that utilizes the body's own healing powers
to address injuries and pain. By stimulating the body's healing response,
prolotherapy can speed healing without the need for surgical procedures.
If your Marietta orthopedic doctor has recommended prolotherapy for you,
here is what you need to know.
The first question many people have about prolotherapy is how it works.
Your orthopedic doctor injects a solution into the treatment area that
causes irritation, which triggers the body to build new tissue around
the injury. Although patients often wonder about pain during the procedure,
any discomfort is usually mild and short-lived. Acetaminophen can be used
to treat discomfort, but anti-inflammatories should be avoided, as they
will interfere with the success of treatment. Your orthopedic doctor can
determine how many treatments you will need, but most patients undergoing
prolotherapy need multiple treatments to achieve results.