Lower Back Prolotherapy
Ross Hauser, MD demonstrates Prolotherapy to the low back.
Prolotherapy injections for low back pain is effective for many patients. Ninety-five percent of low back pain is located in a 6-by-4 inch area, the weakest link in the vertebral-pelvis complex. At the end of the spine, four structures connect in a very small space. The fifth lumbar vertebrae connects with the base of the sacrum This is held together by the lumbosacral ligaments. The sacrum is connected on its sides to the ilium and iliac crest. This is held together by the sacroiliac ligaments. The lumbar vertebrae is held to the iliac crest and ilium by the iliolumbar ligaments. This is typically the area treated with Prolotherapy for chronic low back pain.