In this book,
Dr. Donna Alderman discusses successful treatment of
joint pain
issues with
Prolotherapy.
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Prolotherapy is a nonsurgical treatment which stimulates healing. Short for "proliferation therapy," Prolotherapy is also known as nonsurgical ligament and tendon reconstruction, or regenerative injection therapy. Prolotherapy works by stimulating the body's own natural healing mechanisms to repair injured musculoskeletal tissue. The treatment originated in the 1930's when Dr. Earl Gedney, an osteopathic surgeon successfully treated his own severe hand injury. Prolotherapy works by getting the body to use its own natural healing mechanisms to repair injured and painful joint areas. Types of Prolotherapy include Dextrose Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma Prolotherapy (Referred to as "PRP") or bone marrow and/or fat (adipose) tissue from an individual's own body which contain adult stem stromal cells (known as Biocellular Prolotherapy). At the Hemwall Center these multiple types of Prolotherapy are done as needed to achieve the best result. We also use diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging to detect and direct injections to the correct injury site.

The New York Times August 2007: "The technique reactivates the healing process by injecting a mildly irritating substance - commonly a somewhat concentrated sugar solution along with the pain killer lidocaine - into the injured area to stimulate a temporary low-grade inflammation." Click here to read the full article.

The New Age of Prolotherapy, Practical Pain Management, May 2010. "Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy, like Prolotherapy, is a method of injection designed to stimulate healing." Click here to read the full article.

Advances in Regenerative Medicine: High-Density Platelet-Rich Plasma and Stem Cell Prolotherapy for Musculoskeletal Pain. "High Density-PRP Prolotherapy and/ or Stem Cell Prolotherapy can be used as the starting point in more difficult cases." Click here to read the full article.


 

 
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Achilles Tendonitis/Tendonosis
Ankle Sprain or Tear
Arthritis
Back Pain
Barre-Lieou Syndrome
Bunion and Toe Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Coccyx Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Joint Disease
Disc Herniation
Epicondylitis and Elbow Pain
Finger and Thumb Pain
Foot Pain
Golfer's Elbow
Groin or Pelvis Pain
Headache
Heel Spurs
High Hamstring Tendinopathy
Hip Pain
Joint Degeneration
Joint Instability
Joint Pain
Knee Injuries and Pain
Knee Meniscal Tears
Low Back Pain (Lumbar Spine)
Morton's Neuroma
Neck Pain (Cervical Spine)
Osteitis Pubis
Osteoarthritis
Piriformis Syndrome
Plantar Fasciitis
Rotator Cuff Tears
Rotator Cuff Tendonitis/Tendonosis
Sacroiliac Sprain and Laxity
Sciatica
Shoulder Pain
Sports Injuries
Tendinopathy
Tennis Elbow
Thoracic Spine Pain
TMJ Dysfunction
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprain/Tear
Whiplash
Wrist Pain
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The information on this website is for educational purposes only. Do not act or rely upon the information on this website without seeking independent professional medical advice.  Prolotherapy is a medical technique. As with any medical technique, results will vary among individuals, and there is no guarantee that you will receive the same outcome as patient reports here. Prolotherapy injections may not work for you and as with all medical procedures there are risks involved. These risks should be discussed with a qualified health care professional prior to any treatment so that you have proper informed consent and understand that there are no guarantees to healing.