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Old 10-13-2007, 09:48 PM   #3
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Re: Prolotherapy for sciatica

Hi guys, I did a quick research and this is what I found.

Prolotherapy is a natural technique that stimulates the body to repair the painful area. Instead of injecting steroids they are injecting a liquid substance into ligaments or tendons which leads to localized inflammation. The inflammation triggers a healing and the growth of new collagen. Collagan is the material that ligaments and tendons are made of. The New collagen shrinks as it matures and the shrinking collagen tightens the ligament that was injected and makes it stronger. The results appear to be pretty good from what I have read.

Please keep me posted on your results. I wander why this is not talked about on the board more. Hmmmmmmmmm........