Valley Veterinary Hospital

437 Danbury Road
New Milford, CT 06776

(860)355-3756

www.thevalleyvet.com

Prolotherapy

Prolo therapy is the rehabilitation of an incompetent structure, such as ligaments or tendons, by induced proliferation of new cells.  These structures include ligament, muscles, tendons, and joint capsules.  Prolo therapy causes these connections to be rebuilt and stengthened.  It is also know as ligament reconstructive therapy. 

     It is a
natural therapy (holistic medicine) used to reduce or eliminate musculoskeletal pain due to traumatic injury or chronic degeneration.   This is relevant treatment for arthritis, hip dysplasia, chronic lumbar and sacral subluxations, spinal disc injury, spinal osteoarthritis, and cruciate ligament instability.  Surgery is not the only solution to disc, hip or anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) problems. 

   The technique requires small injections of prolo therapy solution at the sites of pain and injury, to stimulate the pet's own natural healing mechanism. The goal of this 
holistic therapy is to rebuild and repair injured connective tissue into a stronger, more supportive tissue, with less pain.   

   Most pain drugs are anti-inflammatory.  However, since they reduce inflammation they also reduce healing.  These drugs are a quick fix for pain, their effect is temporary, and they delay or prevent healing. 


   With Prolo therapy, the end result can be tissue and ligament strength that is stronger than before initial injury.  The side effects are minimal and the benefits are highly beneficial.