Whiplash injury successfully treated with prolotherapy

Whiplash injury successfully treated with prolotherapy: a case report with long-term follow up

December 2020:Regenerative medicine.

  • Chronic whiplash-associated disorder can develop after flexion/extension injuries and may be refractory (difficult or non-reponsive) to standard-of-care therapies.
  • In this paper doctors presented the case of a successful treatment of severe, longstanding, treatment resistant whiplash-associated disorder with prolotherapy. Prolotherapy is a regenerative injection technique that stimulates the repair of injured tissue. In this case, the soft tissue surrounding the cervical spine.

Learning points

  • Four, monthly sessions of fluoroscopically guided prolotherapy with phenol (an organic compound typically given in cases of spasticity)-glycerin-glucose.
  • Pain, disability, pain interference, depression, anxiety, sleep and quality of life information was taken for the purpose of numerical scoring.
  • Results: Significant improvement was achieved and maintained through 18 months after treatment in all assessed pain and functional measures.
  • Conclusion: Regenerative medicine, including prolotherapy may be an appropriate treatment option for carefully selected patients with whiplash-associated disorder.

Reference:

1 Stogicza AR, Guo MYF, Rabago D. Whiplash injury successfully treated with prolotherapy: a case report with long-term follow up. Regen Med. 2020 Dec 1. doi: 10.2217/rme-2020-0063. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33259262. [Pubmed] [Google Scholar]

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