By M. Joshua Haber, M.D.
Q: What are two types of Prolotherapy to help reduce pain?
A: Both Musculoskeletal and Neural Prolotherapy treatments promote healing and result in pain relief and functional restoration, but each uses different concentrations of pharmaceutical dextrose as well as different techniques for injections. Musculoskeletal Prolotherapy is the injection of dextrose solution (12-20%) at the attachment of injured tendon, joint capsule or ligament to bone, to induce the body's natural healing process to strengthen soft tissue connections to facilitate improved function and reduced pain. Neural Prolotherapy uses dextrose (5%) injected just below the skin to promote healing of injured nerves.