Prolotherapy newsletter January 5, 2011
We have a new video – bone marrow Prolotherapy What are growth factors? Why are growth factors important? Thank you for your interest in Bone Marrow Prolotherapy and how Prolotherapy is used at Caring Medical to help in the repair of ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. In this video, Ross Hauser, MD reviews what growth factors are and their role in treating pain and soft tissue injuries. Watch the video
Prolotherapy while undergoing chemotherapy Recently a potential new patient contacted Caring Medical about the possibility of getting Prolotherapy for some knee arthritis, while she underwent chemotherapy. She had been on Taxol (chemotherapy drug) for breast cancer.
Prolotherapy after back surgery Patients often have chronic low back pain persisting after surgery and are put into the category of people with “failed back surgery syndrome.” It is easy to find reasons why a back surgery patient would still have pain after the surgery. During surgery, for example, a discectomy (removal of the disc), the surgeon must spread some muscles and cut some of the ligaments in order to perform the surgery. The surgery itself can cause ligamentous laxity and instability of the spine.
When should the Prolotherapy start working? The anesthetic in the solution used during Prolotherapy sessions often provides immediate pain relief. The pain relief may continue after the effect of the anesthetic subsides due to the stabilizing of the treated joints because of the inflammation caused by the Prolotherapy injections.