Dr. Schulman has been using Prolotherapy in his practice since 2011. He attended the renowned Hacket Hemwall Patterson Honduras Prolotherapy Trip for Physicians from 2011-2019 and was Clinic Director in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Prolotherapy is a regenerative therapy that uses a concentrated dextrose (sugar) solution to stimulate and enhance healing. A solution of dextrose, anesthetic and saline is injected into the injured areas and acts as a localized irritant, which stimulates a temporary, low grade inflammation. This mild inflammation stimulates increased blood flow, bringing with it platelets, growth factors and other cells that restart the repair process and allow the body to heal on its own.
The treatment course often requires a series of several rounds of injections for maximal effect. Prolotherapy is used for many conditions we treat.
The efficacy of prolotherapy has been clinically studied/reported in the setting of:
- tendonopathies such as lateral epicondylitis and Achilles tendonitis
- general musculoskeletal conditions
- pain in and around the region of the coccyx
- osteoarthritis of the hand
- sacroiliac disorders
- various types of neck pain
- temporomandibular joint disfunction
- cervicogenic headaches, chronic headaches
- foot problems
Video: What is Prolotherapy?
To learn more about Prolotherapy, please see:
- Providing Medical Care to the Underserved in Honduras and Mexico, Robert A. Schulman, MD, et al.
- Prolotherapy for Knee Osteoarthritis, Arthritis Foundation
- Prolotherapy for Musculoskeletal Pain and Disability, David Robago, MD, et al.
- Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2013: Prolotherapy: An Effective Adjunctive Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis
- Primary Care, March 2010: Prolotherapy in Primary Care Practice
- New York Times, Aug 7, 2007: Injections to Kick-Start Tissue Repair
- Reuters, Nov 6, 2007: Achilles Tendon Treatment Shows Promise
- Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation
- American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine