Prolotherapy, short for proliferation therapy, is a non-invasive treatment that involves the injection of a solution into an injured area of the body in order to help regenerate and repair damaged tissue. It has been practiced by doctors for nearly a century despite the fact that it is considered alternative medicine today. During prolotherapy treatment, a mixture of dextrose (or sugar), local anesthetic (such as lidocaine), and sterile water is injected into or near painful or damaged ligaments, tendons, or joints to induce an inflammatory response. Once injected into these injured areas, these seemingly benign substances promote healing, which is initiated by the body. This natural healing response results in reduction of pain and improvement of function.

Each prolotherapy session is done in-office and takes approximately 30 minutes.