Prolotherapy is the injection of a caustic substance into tissue that is designed to cause tissue destruction. The substance injected can be phenol, concentrated sugar or concentrated electrolyte. Tissue destruction (caused by prolotherapy) causes scar formation healing response. The injured tissue will be destroyed and absorbed by the white blood cells and another cell called a myofibroblast will then come in and lay down collagen scar tissue. This new scar contracts to shorten the area.

If you would like more information on prolotherapy, please contact Dr. Donald Corenman at his Vail, Colorado office: 970-479-5895.

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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.