Prolotherapy injections for chronic low-back pain.

@article{Yelland2004ProlotherapyIF,
  title={Prolotherapy injections for chronic low-back pain.},
  author={Michael J. Yelland and Chris Del Mar and Sandi Pirozzo and Mark Schoene and Phillip E. Vercoe},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2004},
  volume={2},
  pages={
          CD004059
        }
}
  • M. Yelland, C. Mar, P. Vercoe
  • Published 18 April 2007
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
BACKGROUND Prolotherapy is an injection-based treatment for chronic low-back pain. Proponents of prolotherapy suggest that some back pain stems from weakened or damaged ligaments. Repeatedly injecting them with irritant solutions is believed to strengthen the ligaments and reduce pain and disability. Prolotherapy protocols usually include co-interventions to enhance the effectiveness of the injections. OBJECTIVES To determine the efficacy of prolotherapy injections in adults with chronic low… 

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