What is Prolotherapy?

  • Proliferative Therapy (Prolotherapy) is a type of treatment that utilizes the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. It does this by recruiting the healing mechanisms already in place to put down new tissue within those structures treated.
  • It does this by recruiting helper cells through the body’s inflammatory response, which results in the deposition of new collagen.
  • Modern prolotherapy was first defined by Dr. Earl Gedney, who was an Osteopathic surgeon who got his thumb caught on an operating room door. As a result, he was unable to hold a scalpel, until he came across this therapy that doctors were using to reduce hernias with irritating solutions. He tried this on his thumb, and after a period of a few months he was able to operate again.

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