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.
- 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.
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]