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Prolotherapy

 


 

Definition:

 

Prolotherapy is a form of injection treatment. The ligaments of the body are subject to

injuries; these are usually termed "sprains" or "strains". The natural healing of the

ligamentous sprain is predicated on the inflammatory process. There are occasions when

the healing of sprained ligaments is incomplete. The healing reparative process leaves the

ligament less strong and less elastic than before the injury. The cycle of healing can be

re-provoked without the need of re-spraining the ligament. This re-provocation can be

achieved by triggering the inflammatory process through the injection of appropriate

medication into the sprained ligament, particularly at its periosteal attachment. This

process is called prolotherapy.

 

Hackett Hemwall Prolotherapy: The technique used by Dr. Seema Kanwal

 

Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy incorporates the teaching and techniques of doctors George S. Hackett, MD and Gustav A. Hemwall, MD.

 

Prolotherapy treats chronic tendon and ligament instability or weakness. The weakend areas are injected with a proliferant solution that in turn stimulates the growth of stronger tissues. The healing process takes approximately four to six weeks after the initial treatment. As the tissues, tendons and ligaments, grow stronger and more capable of doing their tasks, the pain is alleviated, and potentially eliminated.

 

Prolotherapy. Dr Seema Kanwal. http://www.drkanwal.com/services/prolotherapy/