what is Prolotherapy?
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.
"I was in an auto accident and went to Dr. William's office for a consultation. He performed a detailed examination and came up with a plan of action. Injections were administered and I am feeling better than I have in a long time. Dr. Williams and his staff took care of me very well throughout my procedure. I am scheduling to have another procedure to help me regain even more of my mobility and strength. If you are on the fence I would highly consider scheduling an appointment with Dr. Williams and his staff."- A.K. / Google / Sep 29, 2021
"If you are looking for a plastic surgeon, please look no further, Dr. Ellsworth is your man. I have never been treated with such care and compassion as I was with Dr. Ellsworth and his WONDERFUL staff. Suffice it to say, he gave me my life back. I had chronic pain for over 14 years as a result of a marlex mesh being used to help repair my diastasis recti hernia. My body tried to reject it and I was in horrible pain because of this. Two more “revision” surgeries were performed, but still left me with pain. I tried for years to find a surgeon to remove it, but all told me it could not be done, or they didn’t feel confident to try. I had almost given up until a doctor in San Antonio led me to Dr. Ellsworth. ANSWERED PRAYER!!! He knew my case was going to be difficult and tedious, but because he had compassion for me and really cared about my 24/7 pain, he suggested we take out the entire mesh. I. WAS. IN. SHOCK. I was never afraid, because I knew I was in the best of hands. So here I am, 6 weeks later, and I’m happy to report that I am now PAIN FREE! Dr. Ellsworth brings expert knowledge and compassion BOTH to the table! I am forever grateful!!"- B.S. / Facebook / Jun 19, 2021
"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
"Amazing surgeon and staff! They are so kind and patient and really treat you like family. Highly recommend"- S.P. / Facebook / Feb 23, 2021
"an amazing and compassionate Dr and treatment team! Took the time to ease all my worries, concerns and fears before and after surgery!"- Y.A. / Facebook / Dec 29, 2020
am i a candidate for prolotherapy?
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.
how is a Prolotherapy Treatment performed?
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.
how many prolotherapy treatments will i need?
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.
get healing and relief
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.