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Most Frequently Asked Questions about PINS-Prolotherapy

1. WHAT IS IT?
A way of getting your own body to produce collagen, tendon, ligament, and/or cartilage where it is needed by using acupuncture needles and direct current.

2. HOW DOES IT WORK?
It pulls growth cells to the area by stimulating the body’s own immune system. PINS-PROLOTHERAPY creates a mild irritation that reminds the body to heal itself.

3. DOES IT HURT?
The goal is to cause a mild irritation, not pain. The patient has control of the discomfort level during the procedure.

4. HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER THE TREATMENT?
Some patients feel some stiffness or soreness for about a day after the procedure. Others feel little difference. Some feel much better right away.

5. HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
This depends on the body area and the severity. Patient compliance is associated with fewer treatments needed. A minimum of 5 treatments up to a maximum of 30 treatments can be done depending on the situation. Generally, smaller body areas require fewer PROLO treatments.

6. DO I NEED TO CHANGE MY ACTIVITY LEVEL DURING PINS-PROLOTHERAPY?
The patient should keep the activity level mild for 12 to 24 hours after the procedure, otherwise, normal activity level.

7. HOW FREQUENT SHOULD MY PINS-PROLOTHERAPY TREATMENTS BE?
The ideal treatment frequency is twice per week but once per week is acceptable. Waiting longer than these intervals may result in negating some of the lasting effects of the PINS- PROLOTHERAPY.

8. WHAT PERCENTAGE OF PATIENTS RESPOND WELL?
After poling many Prolotherapists I have not seen this estimate ever to be less than 80%.

9. WHAT PATIENT ACTIVITIES HELP THE PROLO?
Exercising as directed only, not over traumatically,helps the final outcome.

10.WHAT PATIENT ACTIVITIES REDUCE THE BENEFIT OF THE PROLO?
Reducing the frequency or stopping it too early is harmful. Taking anti-inflammatory drugs is counter-productive. Taking acetaminophen (Tylenol) is acceptable.

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