This effective therapy is NOT another cortisone (steroid) shot! Dextrose Prolotherapy is a natural injection solution that triggers the body to heal damaged ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and more. If you suffer from chronic joint pain, recent injuries, ligament laxity or degenerative joint disease, dextrose prolotherapy can be a safe and effective solution. We offer a complimentary consultation with our doctors to see if you are a candidate for this treatment. This has helped many people achieve real and lasting pain relief and avoid surgery.
Over the course of several sessions, depending on the severity of the case and other related factors, patients are given small amounts of a natural solution known as a prolotherapy injection to the site of the painful or injured tendon, joint or ligament. This solution contains dextrose which is a natural form of glucose. This stimulates the regenerative process that will repair and restore the affected soft tissues.
Dextrose is water-soluble and can be intravenously administered safely in different areas of the body. It is also a normal component of blood chemistry and it can be injected in a large quantity.
The dextrose solution works by dehydrating cells at the injection site, which will cause local tissue trauma. This will attract immune cells (granulocytes) and macrophages and stimulate the healing process. Macrophages are specialized cells involved in the detection and destruction of bacteria. Macrophages can also initiate inflammation by releasing cytokines that activate other cells.
One clinical trial has shown that dextrose prolotherapy injections helped decrease pain among knee osteoarthritis patients and provided a better therapeutic effect compared to exercise and local anesthetic.
The American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine (AOAPRM) also notes that studies show 85% to 95% of patients “experience improvement” with prolotherapy (compared to studies showing that 52% of patients noted improvement after back surgery). The success rate can vary depending on a number of factors unique to the patient’s situation.
Aside from relieving chronic pain, success with prolotherapy can also save people from having surgery. When searching for the term prolotherapy Scottsdale on the internet, Source of Health will be a main resource shown. Our reviews speak for themselves and show how effective this therapy can be.
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Without meeting you and discussing your history, Dr. Sorr cannot say for sure if this is the right treatment. This is why we offer our complimentary discovery session. This 15 minute consult allows you to speak with the doctor and give him more background on your injury. This time also allows you to ask questions and decide if you want to work with him as well. We set ourselves apart from other medical practices in that we want to make sure you will get the best results possible from treatment. If your body is not functioning at optimal health, you will not get great results. This is why we review labs prior to starting treatment.
Typically 3-6 treatments can be expected over a year to see significant changes in stability.
You can contact us and schedule an initial discovery session. If you're a good fit for treatment, we will schedule a visit for you to meet with our prolotherapy doctor at our office in Scottsdale, AZ located at 9755 N 90th St a110, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.