Musculoskeletal pains is often due to ligament and/or tendon relaxation or damage. This means that there is damage or irritation to these structures which causes instability.
Prolotherapy is the injection of a ‘proliferant’ solution into these damaged tissues which stimulates an inflammatory response (the body’s natural healing mechanism). This response is the first phase in healing damaged tissues.
We have systems that heal our damaged structures. The circulatory system carries chemicals and nutrients to the site of injury to fuel the process of re-building damaged tissues.
In the case of ligaments and/or tendons, the blood supply is very poor. That is why they appear white on dissection. The poor blood supply decreases the effectiveness of the inflammatory and healing mechanisms and can result in chronic ligament/tendon laxity and, often, pain.
Prolotherapy initiates a powerful inflammatory response in these damaged areas by stimulating the healing cascade.
Some people don’t care, they just want to get better. Either way, we want to give you as much information as you need in order to make an informed decision. Read about how prolotherapy works, how PRP works, and how they can change your life!
Great question. The cost is based on the area being treated. Neither procedure is covered by insurance. Tulsa prolotherapy may seem expensive to some people. However, it is must
Once you decide that you want to have prolotherapy or PRP performed, what’s next? Schedule an appointment for evaluation! The more information you have and the more you understand about prolotherapy prior to your appointment the more efficient we can be while you are in our office. Watch the video on the Risks of Prolotherapy & PRP. It will give you some information on risks as well as what we can do to help ease the discomfort of the procedure. It would also be a good idea to know what to expect when you come in for the procedure. There are some instructions that you should be aware of prior to having prolotherapy or PRP performed. Download the Prolotherapy Instructions here and follow them as closely as possible.
Prolotherapy and PRP are extremely effective but you want to make sure that you are having your procedure performed by a highly trained and qualified prolotherapist! Dr Edwards has performed thousands of prolotherapy and PRP procedures and has been using these procedures for several years. There is no certification for the procedure so, technically, anyone can say they do prolotherapy or PRP.
We have seen a number of complications from other ‘prolotherapists’. We have also seen a number of patients improve after having true prolotherapy when they hadn’t had any benefit from going to these other ‘prolotherapists’. You can read about Dr Chad Edwards’ training in prolotherapy. Remember, we are the ONLY clinic in Oklahoma endorsed by the Hackett-Hemwall Foundation and the only clinic to perform both Prolotherapy, PRP, and Stem Cell.