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Prolotherapy Specialist

Moshe Dekel, MD -  - Holistic Integrative and Age Management Physician

Moshe Dekel, MD

Holistic Integrative and Age Management Physician & Holistic Medicine Specialist located in Bohemia, NY

If you have injured a joint or have extreme pain in your body that’s joint-related, prolotherapy might be the right solution for you. Moshe Dekel, MD, in Bohemia, New York, is a holistic, integrative physician who uses functional medicine to help patients relieve their pain. He uses prolotherapy, which is a nonsurgical procedure to help your pain heal quickly. Call his eponymous practice, Dr. Dekel, MD, located on Long Island in the New York City-area, today to learn more and schedule an evaluation. You can also use the online booking tool as well as call the office for a Telemedicine appointment.

Prolotherapy Q&A

What is prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is a nonsurgical procedure where a natural irritant is injected into the soft tissue around your injured joint to initiate healing. 

Dr. Dekel uses a protocol shared by renowned prolotherapy specialist Gerald Harris, DO, which contains injections of Vitamin B12 and the anesthetic procaine, to relieve pain.

Dr. Dekel also offers both stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to stimulate your body’s natural healing response. Both PRP and stem cell therapy target damage or injuries at the source by promoting cell regeneration to relieve pain and inflammation.

Whether you’re suffering from an injury or simply feeling discomfort due to the aging process, you may benefit from this innovative therapy. Talk with Dr. Dekel about your symptoms, medical history, and any chronic conditions you’re managing. You can both decide together if prolotherapy might be right for you.

What are common areas that prolotherapy treats?

Since prolotherapy is a nonsurgical treatment, it’s known as a regenerative joint injection that treats joints and ligaments.

Prolotherapy can treat the following areas of your body:

  • Back
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Shoulders
  • Other ligaments and joints

If you’re suffering from chronic pain from arthritis or a degenerative disc disease, prolotherapy might be an option to help ease your pain.

What can I expect with prolotherapy?

Before you arrive for your procedure, Dr. Dekel might suggest that you eat a protein-rich diet and stop taking anti-inflammatory medication two to three days before your appointment.

Once you get to the office, Dr. Dekel might take images of your affected area to get an exact location of the injury. Then your treatment begins with your doctor cleaning the area, numbing it, and injecting the solution at the targeted damaged joint.

If your condition is chronic, it’s possible you won’t see long-term results with prolotherapy. In that case, talk with Dr. Dekel about other methods of treatment for pain.

How does prolotherapy work?

Dr. Dekel uses prolotherapy to help stimulate the healing process of your injury. He first administers procaine as an anesthetic to numb the area before injecting Vitamin B12, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), or stem cells into the soft tissue around the injured joint to trigger a response. Once the solution activates, the ligaments in and around the injury start to repair. The joint begins to gain support, the area strengthens, and the pain reduces or disappears.

Typically, prolotherapy requires more than one shot at the site of injury for it to be effective. One session can entail between 4 and 15 shots, depending on the severity of your injury. You may also need several sessions over a three-to-six month period.

Dr. Dekel monitors your process from beginning to end to make sure you experience the healing results expected from the treatment.

Call the office of Dr. Dekel, MD, to find out if prolotherapy can help heal your pain. You can also book an appointment online today.