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A regenerative medicine treatment that stimulates repair and pain relief for arthritic joints, sports injuries, and other painful conditions. Prolotherapy is used to treat a wide array of musculoskeletal conditions to help patients get back to performing all of their desired activities.

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Prolotherapy Research Articles


Prolotherapy is a medical treatment that stimulates your body to repair or regenerate itself addressing such conditions as back pain, knee arthritis, headaches, work-related or sports injuries providing a permanent solution to underlying causes of many painful conditions. This site is a depository for Prolotherapy and related research on Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and Stem Cell Prolotherapy.


Research on Articular Cartilage Regeneration

In this article published in the Journal of Prolotherapy, the regeneration of articular cartilage is discussed using Prolotherapy. This is a non-surgical technique. Because cartilage has a poor ability to heal, surgeons are now following the lead that it is better to stimulate cartilage growth rather than remove it. In Prolotherapy this is accomplished with injections.

Full article Articular Cartilage Regeneration Author: Ross A. Hauser, MD 


From the Prolotherapy Blog

Jul
02
2015

PRP for Tennis Elbow Treatment | New research

A new review paper from researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, examined many different types of non-surgical management of tennis elbow pain Lateral Epicondylitis. This article will concern itself with that portion describing Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. Below…

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Jun
30
2015

Stem cell therapy for hip osteoarthritis

Using stem cells taken from a patient’s bone marrow is becoming a therapy of interest due to the potential of these mesenchymal (cells that can change) stem cells to differentiate into other types of cells such as bone and cartilage. In…

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Jun
29
2015

Degenerative Disc Disease and Prolotherapy

There is much research on the use of Prolotherapy for lower back pain. In this research doctors point to instability of the spinal ligaments as a root and dominating factor in chronic back pain. In one study, doctors suggest that…

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Jun
26
2015

Research update Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

There is new research which calls for a standardization for doctors who want to use Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) in the treatment of chronic joint pain. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is the application of concentrated blood platelets into an area of…

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Jun
23
2015

Cervical Spine Instability and Chronic Neck Pain

New research on the role of Prolotherapy as treatment for clinical cervical spine instability (CCSI) and chronic neck pain. Our researcher team investigated the role of Prolotherapy in the reduction of pain and symptoms associated with increased intervertebral motion, structural…

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Jun
22
2015

Hormone and Growth Factors for Cartilage Regeneration

Prolotherapy: Hormone and Growth Factors for Cartilage Regeneration Prolotherapy is a specialized medical procedure and technique that permanently and non-surgically eliminates chronic pain that results from joint instability caused by ligament laxity. When an injury occurs, cells break open and…

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Jun
22
2015

Percutaneous Disc Decompression for Herniated Discs

Percutaneous Disc Decompression for Herniated Discs Percutaneous disc decompression involves dissolving or removing parts of a herniated disc to alleviate back pain. This therapy is used for patients who present with low back pain and numbness with pain radiating down one or both…

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Jun
18
2015

MRI for back pain – is this a risky procedure?

Ross Hauser, MD The MRI is a powerful tool but their readings have high false positive and false negative rates. With that in mind, would you want a doctor basing decisions strictly on an MRI without taking a good medical history and…

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Published Research

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Prolotherapy treatment has gained tremendous momentum in the sports medicine arena, because athletes do not want to stop training for an event or give up on scholarships.

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