4 Chronic Pain Conditions That Prolotherapy Can Address

4 Chronic Pain Conditions That Prolotherapy Can Address

Chronic pain can feel like an uphill battle for many people with no relief in sight. Unfortunately, up to 50 million Americans deal with some type of chronic pain. 

Linda Y. Dula, DO and her team and Invigorate Asheville don’t want you to have to struggle with your pain on a daily basis. We offer prolotherapy, and it could be exactly what your body needs to heal itself.

What is prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy, sometimes called regenerative therapy, is an injection of an irritant used to trigger your body’s natural immune response. These injections can be made up of dextrose, platelet-rich plasma, and anesthetics. The goal is to help jumpstart a reaction from your body in order to counteract pain. This is due to the fact that when your body senses the intrusive injection, it will automatically try to repair itself.

Prolotherapy can help reduce stiffness, increase strength, and improve mobility in your body by rebuilding weakened muscles and creating new collagen. Overall, the effects of it should reduce your pain.

Prolotherapy against chronic pain

Chronic pain is classified as any type of pain that lasts for longer than three months. There are many kinds of chronic pain, but these are some that we can treat with prolotherapy.


Arthritic pain is found in your joints. It involves inflammation and breakdown of joints and tissues and can make it difficult to move around efficiently. 


Headaches are a very common type of chronic pain, and around 75% of Americans have at least one every year. Headaches occur when nerves affect your blood vessels and muscles and then send pain signals to your brain. 


Back pain is one of the most common types of pain, and 40% of Americans report having sciatica at some point in their lives. Sciatica is a chronic pain condition that originates at the sciatic nerve around your glutes. The pain typically starts in your lower back and then radiates down one or both of your legs. 

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

A TMJ disorder is a common type of jaw pain. This pain is caused by pain in your jaw joints, inflammation in the tissues surrounding the jaw joints, and aching in the surrounding muscles.

In all of these chronic pain conditions, prolotherapy helps your body naturally repair the damaged or inflamed tissues without the use of surgery or pain medications.

Next steps

Chronic pain doesn’t have to be your everyday reality. At Invigorate AshevilleDr. Dula and her team want you to have the best quality of life that you can.

If you think that prolotherapy is right for you, call our office at 828-237-1511 or book an appointment online today so you can take the next steps to curbing your chronic pain. 

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