San Francisco Prolotherapy
Prolotherapy Offered at our Office in San Francisco
Dr. Irène Minkowsky has pioneered specialized techniques in prolotherapy.
She uses proliferative injections with a unique expertise to provide ground breaking regenerative treatments and has been helping patients with this approach for over 30 years. She is by far one of San Francisco’s most experienced prolotherapy doctors.
A proliferative injection uses dextrose, which acts as an irritant and lidocaine, an anesthetic, to create a temporary inflammation to repair and strengthen injured ligaments and tendons. This increases blood supply, nutrients and growth factor to the injured tissue. Repairing fibroblasts are attracted by the inflammation and form new connective tissue.
Osteopathic manipulation pre-injection is helpful to restore proper joint function. Use of a local analgesic skin spray anesthetizes the area.
Daily stretching home exercises are taught. Three to six injections are usually needed. Touch up injections may be required for residual pain spots.
Ice and anti-inflammatory medication should be avoided during the injection series. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and heat can be used instead.
Prolotherapy emulates the body’s natural injury response. It increases the nutrients and blood supply to an injured area which stimulates tissue repair. These injections have shown benefits in helping heal ligaments, tendons, connective tissue, joint capsules, cartilage and other weakened or injured body parts.
Our SF prolotherapy services use nonsurgical treatment to resolve musculoskeletal problems.
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Physicians' Back Institute SF
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Don’t let chronic pain and musculoskeletal injuries affect your quality of life. Drs. Irène and Robert Minkowsky have helped thousands of patients. Let the doctors at the Physicians’ Back Institute treat you so you can enjoy an active lifestyle. They are proud to serve the San Francisco Bay Area.
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2000 Van Ness Ave, #305
San Francisco, CA 94109
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