Sometimes pain is not alleviated by just rest and anti-inflammatory medication. Trigger point injections may be given in such cases. These injections are give into muscles to relieve the source of the pain, whether it is spasm or inflammation. Prolotherapy (short for proliferative therapy) is a type of injection utilizing concentrated dextrose.
The injections are given to ligaments or tendons that are lax, partially torn, or injured to stimulate an irritation and subsequently marshal your body’s intrinsic ability to heal. Prolotherapy helps to stabilize those weakened structures and therefore reduces pain. It requires a series of injections.