Prolotherapy involves the use of an irritant solution that is carefully injected into a joint, ligament, or tendon in order to create inflammation and elevate the blood supply to that specific area. This heightened blood supply encourages cell growth and tissue restoration. As an innovative pain management treatment, prolotherapy enhances function and stimulates the body's natural healing response. Experienced orthopedic physician Dr. Christopher Williams at Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta offers prolotherapy to help treat symptoms associated with a number of conditions, including arthritis, degenerative disc disease, and tendinitis. Learn more about innovative prolotherapy by contacting our Atlanta, GA facility to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Williams and his skilled team.
"When my hope was dashed by years of severe pain and misdiagnosis and mistreatment, by drs in San Francisco, I met Dr Williams. He diagnosed my problem correctly based on a very inexpensive test and told me what I needed to do and where to go to learn about what I needed to do to get out of pain and back into the world. I’m working sure and steady towards recovery and not there yet but if it weren’t for Dr Williams I don’t know where I would be. I wish that every person in need would meet a Dr like Dr Williams. He is kind and he made the difference for me. His staff are nice and easy to work with."- L.M. / Facebook / Mar 10, 2021
"Great experience across the board! Dr Williams takes the time to listen and explain your situation while giving you the best course of action to treat your condition. Staff & office are top notch and very organized. Highly recommend to anyone that is looking for a safe and effective non-surgical procedure to treat their injuries."- D.S. / Google / Sep 01, 2020
"IO Atlanta is an exceptional experience. Few doctors have the time to talk to you about your condition, answer ALL your questions (and your spouse's questions too), go over your imagery, and explain all the options with real world results. Not only am I a patient, but my wife is also working with Doc Williams to solve a problem she's had for 20+ years. I can't say enough good things about the staff and how everyone is concerned about your individual outcomes. They truly care, and the work they do is cutting edge. I am very glad I have taken this route over conventional surgery and bought more time without permanently changing my body in irreversible ways. The treatment they offer does things just not possible with conventional orthopedic surgery, and using your own body's ability to heal itself by just creating a bit of encouragement is the wave of the future. I have a big Thank You to Doctor Williams and his entire staff at IO Atlanta."- L. / Google / Aug 26, 2020
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"Dr. Williams is extremely knowledgeable about interventional Orthopedics. He and his team are very professional. I have had the pleasure working with him for the last two years on multiple joint and bone issues. His diagnostic skills and procedure performance techniques are excellent. I have had wonderful - amazing results."- C.L. / Google / Aug 14, 2020
Prolotherapy is typically considered helpful for most patients and can be administered into various areas of the body, including the back, neck, knees, hands, hips, and shoulders. It is often used to treat chronic and acute pain conditions, including arthritis, degenerative disc disease, and tendinitis, but it could also be successful in treating injuries that create stiffness or lack of mobility. During your comprehensive consultation, Dr. Williams will be able to evaluate your condition and symptoms in order to determine if you would be an ideal candidate for prolotherapy treatments.
The prolotherapy process involves injecting affected joints, ligaments, or tendons with a combination of irritants and a numbing agent. Dr. Williams will skillfully and carefully inject the solution into the targeted area in order to stimulate the body's natural healing response. The complete prolotherapy treatment takes around 30 minutes to complete, and you will be able to return home following the procedure. You will experience some inflammation within the area as the blood flow begins to increase. For the majority of patients, a series of treatments are necessary to promote the growth and restoration of the new healthy tissues.
What to Expect
Following your prolotherapy treatment, you can expect to experience some slight stiffness, swelling, and bruising in the treated areas. However, this should go away relatively quickly and you can resume your normal activities whenever you feel comfortable. Follow-up treatments are typically needed to maintain successful results, and they can be spaced about four weeks apart. Many patients will receive anywhere from 3 – 6 treatments of prolotherapy. Throughout the treatment process, Dr. Williams may make any needed adjustments to fit your needs in order to offer the best possible results.
Increase Cell Growth
As a minimally invasive treatment option, prolotherapy can successfully increase cell growth and provide restorative results for patients with a variety of acute and chronic conditions. At Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta, Dr. Christopher Williams works with patients to curate the optimal treatment plan with prolotherapy. Contact our Atlanta, GA facility to learn more about prolotherapy and schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Williams.