Dr Charles Mahl
Doctor Mahl |
January 16, 2024

What is prolotherapy for chronic scoliosis pain?

Prolotherapy is a medical treatment that uses injections of irritant substances into joints and soft tissues to promote healing and pain relief. It is used to treat a variety of conditions, including chronic scoliosis pain.
Prolotherapy works by stimulating the production of collagen, which is a protein that helps to strengthen and repair tissues. It can also help to reduce inflammation and pain.
Prolotherapy injections are administered into the affected area of the spine. The most common irritant substances used in prolotherapy include dextrose, lidocaine, and polyvinyl alcohol.
The effects of prolotherapy typically take several weeks or months to appear. Patients may experience an increase in pain during the first 24 to 48 hours after injections.
Prolotherapy is a safe and effective treatment for chronic scoliosis pain. However, it is important to consult with a doctor before starting treatment.

What benefits can prolotherapy offer for chronic scoliosis pain?

Prolotherapy can offer a number of benefits for chronic scoliosis pain, including:

Prolotherapy can be an effective option for patients who have not responded to other treatments for chronic scoliosis pain.

Who are the ideal candidates for prolotherapy?

The ideal candidates for prolotherapy include:

How is prolotherapy administered?

Prolotherapy is administered in a series of injections into the affected area of the spine. The injections are typically performed in a doctor's office or an outpatient setting.

The procedure is typically outpatient and does not require hospitalization. Patients can return home the same day as the injections.

How long does prolotherapy treatment last?

The number of prolotherapy injections a patient needs depends on the severity of the pain and the response to treatment. In general, 3 to 5 injections are required for optimal results.

Patients typically experience pain relief after the first series of injections. However, the full effects of the treatment may take several weeks or months to appear.

Is prolotherapy a permanent treatment?

Prolotherapy is not a permanent treatment. Pain relief may last for several months or years, but it is likely that treatment will need to be repeated over time.Prolotherapy is an effective option for chronic scoliosis pain. It is important to consult with a doctor to determine if prolotherapy is right for you.I have tried to keep the translation as faithful to the original as possible. I have made some minor changes to improve the flow of the text and to make it more natural-sounding in English.I hope this is what you were looking for.

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