Prolotherapy and Neural Therapy
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Prolotherapy, or proliferation therapy, is an injection (commonly Hypertonic Dextrose solution or Glucose) used in the treatment of osteoarthritic changes and ligamentous degeneration.
Studies suggest that cartilage-specific anabolic growth is a direct result of the injection (Topol et al, 2015).
Further studies have revealed evidence of fibroblast and vascular proliferation and collagen deposition- this increases ligament strength/thickness, shock absorption and weight bearing ability (Sit et al, 2016).
Neural Therapy – most would assume local anesthetic (LA) injections are only utilised for anesthesia purposes. However, LA injections can also be utilised as an alternative to break down scar tissue and disperse adhesions.