Regenerative Medicine-Prolotherapy


Prolotherapy is a form of non-surgical therapy that stimulates healing by targeting the functionally insufficient or degenerated connective tissue with the precise injection of a mild irritant solution directly on the ligament or tendon. It’s also known as regenerative medicine or regenerative injections.

These injections create a controlled inflammation that stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms to create new strengthened tissue. The previously injured tissue goes through the same healing cascade as when it was first injured and is given a second chance to heal. Depending on the condition and therapies utilized, it may take several injections spaced at two to four week intervals to achieve optimal results.

Prolotherapy is used to treat musculoskeletal pain, including ligament, joint and tendon injuries and osteoarthritis. Types of Prolotherapy include Dextrose Prolotherapy, High Density Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP) and Adipose Derived Stem Cell (ADSC) Therapy. Dr. Payson Flattery is known throughout the Central Oregon region for his deep experience and results with regenerative medicine utilizing Prolotherapy and gets good results for his patients.

If you’re experiencing chronic pain, call Dr. Flattery at the Center for Integrative Medicine for a consultation. Prolotherapy may be an appropriate alternative to surgery for your injury or chronic pain, or it may be a complementary treatment to other medical solutions.

For more information on the latest in Prolotherapy, check out the Journal of Prolotherapy online, where we also have a link to a Stem Cell Article.

 

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