Indications

Who will benefit from PRP and Prolotherapy treatment?

Indications for PRP and/or Prolotherapy

  • Have you been advised by a physician to take NSAIDS (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, Nalfon, Feldene, Clinoril, Naproxen, Motrin, Aleve or cortisone-like medicine like Prednisone for joint, tendon or ligament problems?
  • Have you had or been recommended to have a corticosteroid joint injection?
  • Have you had joint, tendon or ligament pain or lack of endurance for longer than six weeks?
  • Do you get only temporary relief from manipulation/adjustments or other body therapies such as rolfing, massage, physical therapy, hot packs, and others?
  • Have you been told you have arthritis, degenerative joint disease or worn cartilages or discs?
  • Have you had orthopedic or neuro-surgery and still have pain?
  • Do you have a joint that slips out of place or buckles?
  • Do you have to change the positions of a joint every 30 minutes?
  • In general, is your problem worse after activity or exercise (except swimming) and better with rest?
  • Do you have a joint which swells after use?
  • Does a splint or brace help the joint?

PRP and/or Prolotherapy may be effective for people with the following:

  • Persons with shoulder pain, or those who have trouble sleeping on their shoulders.
  • Sufferers of joint dislocation.
  • When a joint is generally worse with activity and better with rest.
  • When chiropractic adjustments help but don’t last.
  • Grinding, popping or clicking in a joint.
  • Shoulder pain when moving or lifting one’s arm.
  • When muscle relaxants, arthritis medication, cortisone shots or nerve blocks fail to resolve the problem within six weeks.
  • When surgery has failed.
  • When a joint is aided by a sling, brace or splint.
  • If ligament or tendon sprains or tears have been diagnosed.
  • If there is a deep aching or pulling pain in the joint.
  • Shooting pains, tingling or numbness
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