Top Definition
Ultrasound Prototherapy is a harmless, non-surgical treatment for chronic pain using targeted infiltrations to stimulate healing. Webster's dictionary defines Prototherapy as "the rehabilitation of an incompetent structure, such as ligaments or tendons."

Pain from auto accidents, athletic injuries, and overuse often arises from injuries to the soft tissues in the body. These soft tissues, including ligaments, muscles, tendons and joint capsules, are called "connective tissues" because they connect to bones, thereby supporting the bony skeleton. Ultrasound Prototherapy causes these connections to be repaired, rebuilt and strengthened. Ultrasound Prototherapy has also been called ligament reconstructive therapy or stimulated ligament repair.

How is Prototherapy Performed
Prototherapy is an infilrations or series of infiltrations (often containing a sugar solution, which is an irritant) into the affected ligament or tendon where it binds itself to bone to cause irritation and trigger local inflammation, that is believed to promote repair and the growth of new healthy, dense, fibrous tissue.

While prototherapy most commonly used for chronic low back pain, prototherapy is also used to treat shoulder pain, knee pain, and hip pain, etc.where it is believed that lax ligaments or tendons may be causing or contributing to the pain. Back conditions treated with prototherapy include spinal osteoarthritis, sciatica, herniated discs, whiplash, and fibromyalgia.
Only at Stevens Creek Family Chiropractic, Dr. Le has the technology and skills to perform Prototherapy.

Conditions treated with Ultrasound Prototherapy
Neck and back pain
Whiplash injury
Chronic neck pain
Tension and migraine headaches
Low back pain
Sciatica
Herniated or degenerative disc
Sacroiliac joint disorders
Elbow pain, including tennis and golfer's elbow
Arthritis or pain in hands, knees, ankles or feet
ACL injuries
Meniscal injuries
MCl/LCL injuries
Shoulder pain
Dislocated shoulder
Rotator cuff tears
Tendonitis
Chronic or recurring ankle sprains
Plantar fasciitis
Achilles tendonitis
by get-care.com July 01, 2013

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