Prolotherapy is a treatment method in which an injection directly to the damaged ligament is applied to stimulate healing. It supports the healing of the ligament where it meets the bone. Blatman Health and Wellness offers Cincinnati prolotherapy treatment to those with applicable connective soft-tissue injuries. We have the experience and the expertise to make the process clear and simple for our patients. These connective-tissue injuries typically occur in high-speed accidents such as a forceful hit or motor vehicle crash. If the ligaments are stretched past their limits, they may not be able to heal on their own. Prolotherapy injections use innocuous substances like saline (salt solution) or dextrose (sugar solution) to gently irritate the injured area internally. This signals the body to restart its healing program at the site of the injury. It can be effective on both old and new injuries and is one of regenerative medicine’s most well-established treatments.
Prolotherapy, AKA Regenerative Injection Therapy
The evidence for the effectiveness of prolotherapy treatment—otherwise known as regenerative injection therapy—has been around since 1936. It can help with a variety of connective-tissue problems, including but not limited to arthritis, ligament laxity (such as can occur after a motor vehicle accident), chronic pain from sports injuries, chronic repetitive motion injuries (such those that occur from playing tennis or golfing) and chronic pain anywhere in the body that is unresponsive to other treatments. Prolotherapy can also help to heal cartilage, which is particularly difficult. Before regenerative medicine, joints with degenerative or missing cartilage couldn’t be repaired effectively; patients were treated with pain management (opioids) or invasive procedures like surgery. But now, regenerative treatments like stem cell injections, PRP treatments and prolotherapy are changing the game.
Manage Your Pain with Prolotherapy & More
At Blatman Health and Wellness Center, our primary specialty is the holistic treatment of pain. Whether you’re suffering from migraines, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, or a phantom pain you can’t identify, we’re here to help. We’re proud to be Cincinnati’s first natural pain management clinic offering a superior combination of traditional and holistic pain therapies including proliferation therapy, PRP injections, photonic stimulation, and so much more. If you’re in pain and need help, call our office and speak with one of our friendly receptionists to schedule an appointment. Your road to recovery starts now.
A Holistic Treatment for Painful Joints
If you’re relying on prescription medicine to deal with your aching joints, then prolotherapy treatment may be a good option. Unlike painkillers, prolotherapy doesn’t just mask the pain; instead, seeks to completely eliminate the source of your pain from within. And there are no pharmaceuticals or invasive procedures required. Prolotherapy works by stimulating tissue regeneration around your joint. Because there is limited blood flow to certain joints, it can be hard for your body to heal or fight joint deterioration on its own. Traditional Western medicine deals with the pain that comes from joint injury or deterioration with maintenance medications and surgery. It either treats the symptoms or alters the body. But regenerative medicine is different. Treatments like PRP therapy, stem cell therapy and prolotherapy treat joint problems at the source, encouraging your body to regenerate tissue at the site. By directly injecting various natural solutions into the joint, these treatments give your body everything it needs to repair the joint internally.
Dr. Blatman is Cincinnati’s first and foremost regenerative medicine doctor. He is an expert at prolotherapy, other regenerative treatments, and holistic, natural remedies for chronic pain and pain-related syndromes. At our health and wellness centers in Cincinnati and New York, we are committed to providing patients with safe and effective care that treats the source of your pain so your health trajectory is about improvement, not just maintenance.