What is Prolotherapy?
Are you suffering from chronic pain? Have you been recently injured and need help to regenerate your muscles back to their original strength? You may need to receive Prolotherapy.
Prolotherapy is short for proliferation therapy. The treatment works by injecting a substance that causes irritation into the ligament or tendon. The irritant forces the body to respond by sending its healing mechanism to affect the problem. The injection primarily acts as a beacon; this beacon lets the body know that this area needs repair, and the body responds appropriately.
Platelet Rich Plasma
A new technique offered at Genlife is Platelet Rich Plasma Prolotherapy. This method takes the plasma withdrawal process and synergizes it with the injection process. First, the plasma is removed from the body via a centrifuge. Then the plasma is injected into the affected location and acts as the irritant while simultaneously acting as a growth factor for the body. This way the plasma performs a dual-purpose. It acts as the irritant to prompt the body’s healing response; then it aids in that very same response.
A newer, advanced technique offered at GenLife, is stem cell Prolotherapy. The method enriches the irritant with stem cells from the user to better heal the area. By removing stem cells from the abdominal fat or bone marrow and adding it to the solution, the immature cells will help the muscle heal faster than conventional Prolotherapy.
Prolotherapy works wonders on people who are experiencing ligament or muscle pain. By forcing the body to heal itself, the method can stimulate muscle growth and reduce inflammation over time.
The technique has been proven to be a viable treatment method for both tendinitis and lower back pain. In 2007, a study by the Cochrane review showed that there was tentative evidence showing that lower back pain improves due to Prolotherapy. There were two studies, one in 2009 and the other in 2012, that showed an overall benefit to the patients who suffered from Tendinitis.
GenLife Regenerative Therapy
GenLife is the number one source for Prolotherapy in South Florida. If you or a loved one are in pain and need relief, we offer the best Prolotherapy services available. Dr. Mahl is the most qualified prolotherapists in Florida and guarantees service like no other. If you are a physician and would like to learn how to administer the treatment, be sure to call us at (305) 332-7234.