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Yes, I looked into Prolotherapy some years ago. I remember mentioning it to my spinal injuries consultant. You probably know this, as you’ve brought up the subject but for the benefit of others reading this post, I’ll explain what I understand about ligament repair and why, in normal people, prolotherapy might work.
A ligament joins bone to bone. A torn ligament will repair from each bone end and eventually meet in the middle, the next stage is where it ‘tightens up’ thus forming a strong band. Prolotherapy, as far as I understand it injures the ligament, so that the repair mechanism kicks in, thus hopefully restoring the ligament to it’s original state.
Now, in our community, there are things to consider before opting for this treatment:
1. Ligaments are made of collagen and those suffering from EDS or Hypermobility are not very good at making collagen. (Daily Vitamin C and increasing protein intake can help this, to a degree).
2. Some of us, due to raised intracranial pressure, have a partially empty sella (or a full-blown empty sella). The sella is where the pituitary gland lives which, amongst other things, is responsible for releasing Growth Hormone. Growth Hormone (GH) aids with repair. If we do not release sufficient GH, we may not be able to repair the injured ligament, so it could make thing worse.
Normal people will have both of these systems working ok, so may glean benefit from Prolotherapy, with us, I’m not sure as I’ve read no feedback.