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POINT INJECTION

 

 

 

 



Point Injection is also known as non-surgical ligament reconstruction, and is a permanent treatment for chronic pain.

What conditions are treated with point injection?
The treatment can be excellent for many different types of musculoskeletal pain, including arthritis, back pain, neck pain, Fibromyalgia, sports injuries, unresolved whiplash injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, torn tendons, ligaments and cartilage, degenerated or herniated discs, TMJ and sciatica.

What is point injection?

First, it is important to understand what the word point injection itself means. “Prolo” is short for proliferation, because the treatment causes the proliferation (growth, formation) of new ligament tissue in areas where it has become weak. Ligaments are the structural “rubber bands” that hold bones to bones in joints. Ligaments can become weakened or stretched with injury and may not heal back to their original strength or endurance. Healing from this type of injury is frequently slow and incomplete. This is largely because the blood supply to ligaments is limited. To further complicate this, ligaments also have many nerve ending and therefore the person will feel pain at the areas where the ligaments are damaged or loose. Tendons are the name given to tissue which connects muscles to bones, and in the same manner tendons also may become injured and cause pain. Prolotherapy uses a variety of solutions, which ar
injected into the ligament or tendon where it attached to the bone. This causes a localized infl ammation in these weak areas which then increases the blood supply and fl ow of nutrients and stimulates the tissue to repair itself.