What is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy, often referred as “Prolo”, is a non-surgical ligament or tendon reconstruction technique for strengthening weakened joints.  A specific solution is injected at specific sites to stimulate the regeneration of weakened ligament or tendon tissue.  This results in a localized, temporary, controlled inflammatory reaction at and around the site of injection.   As the inflammation occurs, blood and nutrient flow increases at the affected area.  This signals cells to strengthen ligaments and tendons.  Ultimately, there is strengthening of ligament and tendon tissue.

A marked pain reduction, increased joint stability, ligament and joint capsule strengthening occurs with this therapy, where patients can enjoy long-lasting results.  As pain levels decrease the quality of life, moods, sleep and energy increases.  This therapy can fully resolve acute and chronic pain.  Click here to see Dr. Sraw’s testimonials.

Prolotherapy is over 90% successful in cases relating to pain due to instability.  Prolo is effective in musculoskeletal pain, including arthritis, back pain, neck pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain, wrist pain, elbow pain, shoulder pain, rotator cuff syndrome, post injury/trauma pain, hyper-mobile (loose) joints, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, yoga overstretching injuries, dislocations, unresolved whiplash injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic tendonitis, partially torn tendons, ligaments and cartilage, degenerated or herniated discs, TMJ and sciatica.

Any joint, ligament or muscle tendon in the body that is experiencing pain can be treated with prolotherapy.

Prolotherapy is endorsed by  the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine, Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques and the Mayo Clinic’s Health Letter publication.


What to Expect?

If you are living with chronic joint pain you can simply make an appointment at the Victoria Centre for Natural Health and find out how we can help you.  It’s expected to take three or more treatments before achieving complete pain relief with prolotherapy.   Follow-up treatments are scheduled between 1-3 (4 in some cases) weeks, with the process not achieving completion until six weeks after the final treatment.

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