Traditional Prolotherapy With Ultrasound Guidance
Prolotherapy is terrific alternative to traditional pain treatments such as surgery and cortisone injections. Prolotherapy fundamentally supports the body by stimulating the body's inflammatory and recovery process so that new collagen and tissue repair can occur.
Ultrasound guidance is offered during Prolotherapy injections for difficult to access areas, areas of chronic injuries or deep injections.
Prolotherapy uses a natural substances to stimulate the "rehabillitation of an incompetent structure by the generation of new cellular tissue." There are many different proliferate solutions that can be used but Dr. Wang primarily utilizes a dextrose solution with B-vitamins injected into an area to stimulate tightening of ligaments, tissues, discs or joints. There are many common conditions that Dr. Wang treats with Prolotherapy, PRP Prolotherapy, Neural Prolotherapy, Biopuncture, electro-myopulse or a combination of the modalities to recover injured tissue.
Chronic pain or debilitation that has lasted for years can disappear in a matter of weeks. Unlike cortisone injections which removes inflammation allowing for possible over use or reinjury of a joint, prolotherapy temporarily increases immune response to stimulate the rebuilding of a joint, ligament or tendon.
Things We Treat
Prolotherapy is a relatively painless proliferate therapy which stimulates the ligaments, joints and tendons toward recovery and repair. Depending on severity, and duration of pain you should expect 4-6 treatments for an area to fully repair. In acute injuries, treatment times are much shorter and faster.
- Ligament or Tendon Strains or Sprains
- Joint Degeneration
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Arthritis (Osteo and Rheumatoid)
- Back Pain/Disc problems
- Migraines or Headaches
- Neck and Shoulder pain
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- Morton's Neuroma
- Trigger Points
- Lumbar or lower back pain
- Frozen Shoulder
- Rotator Cuff injuries
- Recurrent Shoulder dislocation
- Ganglion Cysts
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Baker's Cyst
- ACL or PCL cruciate ligament tears
- Shin Splints
- Chronic Edema
- And More...
What to Expect
- Average treatment takes approximately 30-45 minutes, PRP Prolotherapy takes 60-90 minutes.
- The proliferate is injected into the treatment area using a small diameter needle. There is little discomfort during the treament but you may experience some discomfort and bruising in the days following the injection.
- You will have limited mobility and soreness for 1-2 days after treatment.
- You should refrain from overuse of the treatment area for approximately 3 weeks.
- It is recommended that anti-inflammatories or NSAIDS not be used during recovery time but homeopathics for pain can be used.
- Prior to coming in for your treatment, stop taking all unnecessary NSAIDS and aspirin for 4 days before your appointment. You will remail off these medications for 4 days after your treatment.
- Be kind to yourself, rest and recover.