Prolotherapy Frequently Asked Questions
What is Prolotherapy/ Regenerative Joint Therapy (RJT)? Prolotherapy / RJT is an injection technique used to treat acute and chronic, musculoskeletal pain. It works by stimulating the body’s own healing process to repair injured or weakened tissues. New fibrous tissue is created resulting in strengthening of the effected area.
What is contained in the injections? Most commonly, the procedure involves the injection of a dextrose solution and an anesthetic that is safe and natural. However, Dr. Stallone will tailor the selection of injection substance according to the patient’s needs by including homeopathic medicines, amino acids, vitamins and other natural / safe substances.
How do the injections work? This solution causes irritation and slight inflammation of the tissues. Your body naturally responds to this by mounting a repair process at that site, encouraging growth of new ligament or tendon fibers, resulting in a strengthening of the weakened structure. Additional treatments repair this process allowing a gradual buildup of tissue to restore the original strength to the area.
What determines a patient’s response to Prolotherapy? Each patient must be evaluated thoroughly before treatment can be administered.