PRP and Prolotherapy

When should I have surgery over PRP and Prolotherapy?

By August 21, 2013October 30th, 2014No Comments

The main benefit of PRP and Prolotherapy is that they provide pain relief and healing while eliminating the need for surgery or a prolonged recovery. The benefits of proliferative injection therapy includes lower risks, lower costs than surgery, and can be used on patients, that are not candidates for surgery.
PRP and Prolotherapy are a low-risk minimally invasive procedure. The concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) or Prolotherapy solutions injected into and around the point of injury immediately start and magnify the body’s natural healing process. Recovery with PRP and Prolotherapy is much faster than with surgery. PRP and Prolotherapy should be utilized when a patient is not an absolute candidate for surgery, when pain is associated with normal wear and tear of living, and when it affects any joint particularly those joints that are weight bearing such as the feet, knees, hips, and low back, and neck. In essence have surgery when it is absolutely necessary, for everything else try PRP and Prolotherapy first.