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Effectiveness, Risks and Complications of Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is a kind of injection-based treatment which is mainly used for treating chronic musculoskeletal conditions. It is highly used in the treatment of low back pain, tendonitis, and knee osteoarthritis. It is basically injected into the soft tissue of the patient mainly on the injured joint. This type of treatment is also called proliferation therapy.

Effectiveness of Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is found to be very effective and is very safe as well. Prolotherapy is very effective in the treatment of low back pain, tendonitis, and knee osteoarthritis. Apart from that, it is also highly used for treating the injured joints as well as ligaments. It is seen that doctors prescribe to use prolotherapy for treating arthritis as it is very effective in reducing the pain. Doctors may use it on various areas of the body of the patient such as knees, hips, shoulders as well as some other joints and ligaments for using prolotherapy.

Prolotherapy has been in existence since early 1900 but still many medical practitioners have several questions in their mind regarding the effectiveness of this kind of treatment. However, it has been found in many types of research that the treatment of prolotherapy is totally safe and is very effective in the treatment of back pain as well as joint pain.

In prolotherapy, a natural irritant agent is included that mainly contains sugar and Sodium Morrhuate. Sugar is a dextrose or glucose, whereas Sodium Morrhuate is derived from cod liver oil. This agent is basically used along with local anesthesia which may include lidocaine, procaine, or marcaine.

In the treatment of prolotherapy, it is required to give a series of injections to the patient. The average number of injections that are generally given to the patient may range from 4 to 10. However, the number of injections that will be required will totally depend on the patient. The treatment may go for 3 to 6 months with the series of injections that may be injected into the patient at an interval of 2 to 3 weeks.

Risk and Complication of Prolotherapy

Although prolotherapy is very effective in the treatment of back pain, still some risks are involved in this kind of treatment. The process of treatment of prolotherapy is not at all easy as it requires extraordinary skills and cares for this kind of therapy. Every physician cannot treat the patient with prolotherapy as the technique of injection involved in this therapy requires some skill that is not known to every physician, or everyone is not expert on it. It is very important to have proper training and experience to treat the patient with prolotherapy. There are Medical Physicians known to combine pain medications in the injection. Prolotherapy has to be 100% natural. You are using your body’s own immune system for growth and stability of connective tissue.

Due to a improper treatment of prolotherapy patient may suffer from various kinds of problem which may include swelling, headache, allergic problem as well as extreme pain and stiffness. Apart from that, there can be some serious complication that may include spinal fluid leak, permanent paralysis as well as pneumothorax.

It is very important to keep in mind that during this condition the patient should not be given any kind of aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications.

Apart from that, patients are advised to apply ice in the swelled area 3 to 5 times a day for at least 20 minutes. Moreover, the patient can go for moderate exercise during the period of the treatment, but it is very important to avoid heavy exercise or weightlifting.

The most vital thing that every patient should understand is that the treatment of prolotherapy should only be taken from a good physician who has years of experience in this type of therapy. This is very essential because the treatment of prolotherapy is very critical and if prolotherapy is treated in a wrong way, it can have a very bad impact on the body of the patient.


So, in simple words, it will not be wrong to say that the treatment of prolotherapy is very effective in the treatment of low back paintendonitisarthritis, and knee osteoarthritis but utmost care should be taken while going through the process of treatment to avoid any major complications. Dr. Philipose has performed over a 1000injections in the course of 21 years. He utilizes various diagnostic imaging and examination to ensure patients have a safe and effective outcome.

Neural therapy is a powerful treatment that can be quite effective in resolving autonomic nervous system dysfunction and pain, especially in the complex pain patient.

Chronic pain is a major problem in our society not just because of its prevalence, but also because of the general lack of effective treatment for patients afflicted with chronic pain.  This treatment is designed to repair dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system—that part of the nervous system responsible for the “automatic” functions of the body. When used in conjunction with other techniques, such as prolotherapy, I have found neural therapy to be very effective in resolving even the worst cases of chronic, seemingly intractable, pain.

Treatment Agents

Neural therapy at my office is performed with a natural homeopath agent combined with lidocaine for the sole purpose of reducing pain.

Conditions Appropriate for Treatment With Neural Therapy

Neural therapy is potentially useful for any type of musculoskeletal pain complaint, including low back pain or other chronic joint pain not responsive to other treatments. Painful, sensitive post surgical scars are particularly helped.

Common ailments,

Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and hypermobility is a genetic connective tissue disorder which can cause joints and tendons to take damage, dislocate and other symptoms such as skin to stretch too tightly, and hypermobility. Those with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome may have one or more of these symptoms.

Prolotherapy is a treatment for chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions that involves injecting natural substances into the painful area to stimulate healing. It has been used to treat Ehlers-Danlos syndrome patients with success.

The first step in treating Ehler's Danlos Syndrome patients with prolotherapy is to have an examination including inflammatory blood tests, physical examination, digital motion- x-rays, ultrasound imaging, and MRI's. to determine if the patient has any other coexisting conditions, such as osteoporosis or an autoimmune disorder. A combination of specific alignments, dry-needling, muscle strengthening and massage result in significant pain reduction in a matter of weeks. For more information, call Dr. Philipose at 405-848-7246 to see if prolotherapy might be right for you.


If you're suffering from a rotator cuff injury or shoulder pain, prolotherapy may be right for you. Prolotherapy is a non-surgical method of treating an injury that causes the body to recognize an injury and repair it by stimulating the growth of new cells. This method is also known as regenerative injection therapy.

Prolotherapy works by injecting a natural solution into the ligament, tendon or joint at the site of your injury. This solution stimulates your body's healing response and strengthens the area surrounding the injury.

In addition to reducing pain, this treatment can help restore your range of motion, strengthen your muscles, and increase blood flow to the affected area. The process begins with an evaluation from a physical therapist who will determine if prolotherapy is right for you. If it's determined that you're a candidate for this treatment, then injections will be administered based on a comprehensive treatment plan.

Prolotherapy can help with other types of injuries as well as chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia and arthritis. Call Venturis in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at 405-848-7246 for more information.

This is Dr. Phillipose here at Venturis Clinic and today we're going to be talking about why a second opinion. Second opinions are important for people that have tried various things.90% of our cases have done physical therapy, drugs or may be facing surgery or have had surgery. 

A lot of times things can get overlooked. So prime example of that is people that suffer from herniated or degenerative disc disease have pain off to the side, which is what we usually find as a SI joint instability, the ligaments that come from L4/ L5, that attached to the pelvis are unstable. So even though the condition that they're diagnosed with is on the spine, the pain is off to the side and whether the right or left side, and you can feel this pain and difficult sitting for long periods of time. Walking, sitting anything like that can be difficult. 

What we do is run a digital motion X-ray, ultrasound and compare MRIs.  Sometimes other conditions may be related. So if you have an unstable Atlanto-Axial ligament, then what we find is that the inflammation could occur in the Vaguss nerve cranial nerve number eight. You can get vertigo, you can get IBS type of symptoms in the stomach, and this inflammation can be measured and addressed at the same time as treating the neck. The Atlanto-axial instability is something that is very common for someone that may have degenerative disc or some sort of cervical pain. In general, getting a second opinion is always important. So if you have a loved one or if you are kind of frustrated, you're kind of just kind of going through the motions and tired of taking drugs. No one's giving you answers. Then give us a call at (405) 848-7246. Let me take a look at you and let's get you back on path to true wellness.. 

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