Journal of Prolotherapy International Medical Editorial Board Consensus Statement on the Use of Prolotherapy for Musculoskeletal Pain - submitted by Robert Banner, MD
The purpose of this paper is to explicate the theory, scientific evidence, methods, and applications for the procedure of Prolotherapy in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. The example of knee osteoarthritis is used as an example as to why Prolotherapy should be used compared to other invasive therapies.
Goa l o f P r o l o t h e r a p y
The goal of Prolotherapy is the resolution of pain and dysfunction and the optimizing of health by the individual regaining the ability to do activities of daily living and exercise. Once this is achieved, the individual will potentially no longer need medical care for pain and disability. When this goal is not possible, Prolotherapy aims to help improve one’s quality of life by diminishing pain and improving mobility, activities of daily living, and/or exercise.