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Prolotherapy Treatment Service in South Carolina

Prolotherapy or Regenerative Injection Technique (RIT)

Prolotherapy is an injection technique that proliferates your body’s own natural tissue. It works on the ligaments and tendons that hold bones together. When they become weak from overuse or injury, pain can result. Prolotherapy uses a solution composed natural nutrients for the tendons and ligament along with a gentle anesthetic. This solution is injected into the ligament or tendon at the point of attachment to the bone. This causes a localized inflammation in these weak areas, which stimulates tissue repair and stabilizes the area. The following are questions frequently asked about RIT.

1. What is the Healing Process? After Prolotherapy, the patient may be a little sore for a day or so, but this usually goes away. The injection process is repeated every 2-6 weeks. Patients should not expect results in pain reduction for about 2-6 weeks. The good thing about prolotherapy is that the results are more of a permanent nature.

2. How many Treatments does it require? The average number of treatments needed to reduce pain by at least 50% varies per case. Many patients get to their goal of 50% better within one treatment. However, prolotherapy may take 3-5 treatments for success in some.

3. What is Prolotherapy Used to Treat? This form of therapy is a great choice for those who experience little improvement with physical therapy and who want to avoid surgery. RIT is minimally invasive and very effective at eliminating pain. The treatment is excellent for many different types of musculoskeletal pain including:

Tennis or Golf Elbow

Carpal Tunnel
syndrome

Arthritis

Sports Injuries

Degenerative
Joint Disease

Torn
tendons/ligaments

Migraines

Whiplash
injury

Knee/Ankle/Foot
Injuries

Tendonitis/Bursitis

Sciatica

Chronic Pain

Muscular
Dystrophy & Ehler Danlos

Degenerated
/bulging/herniated discs

TMJ

Shoulder
Pain

Barre-Lieou
Syndrome

Cluster
Headaches

Wrist Pain

Rotator
Cuff Tear

Torn Cartilage
Injury

Back and Neck
Pain

Heel Spurs

Plantar Fasciitis

Prolotherapy and Dr. Lovegrove’s own healing journey

Prolotherapy has been around for over 40 years. Dr. Lovegrove started utilizing this technique in 1999 after his own chronic neck pain was cured from 2 sessions of prolotherapy. He had suffered with chronic headaches with associated dizziness (Barre-Lieou Syndrome) for six months and saw multiple specialists without any improvement. Dr. Lovegrove was so inspired from this healing that he learned the art of prolotherapy and has provided it in his practice since 1999. Dr. Lovegrove worked with Dr. Ross Hauser at Beulah Land Clinic in 2003 to improve his research in prolotherapy at St. Louis University. Given Dr. Lovegrove’s over 90% success rate to achieve pain and functional goals with his patients, his expertise has helped thousands of chronic pain suffers.

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