Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings
CostHelper > Health & Personal Care  > Therapies & Alternative Treatments > Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy Cost


How Much Does Prolotherapy Cost?

 
 average costAverage: $150-$500+ Per Session 
post E-mail post Post  

Prolotherapy[1] is an alternative medicine treatment designed to stimulate the growth of connective tissue, and thereby strengthen tendons or ligaments or ease joint pain. It's primarily used by arthritis sufferers or people with musculoskeletal injuries. Though prolotherapy is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S., studies of the treatment are inconclusive[2] , and there are no established guidelines for its use.

Typical costs:

  • Proletherapy treatments typically start at $150 but can cost more than $500 per session, depending on the area being treated and the number of injections required. At Montana Integrative Medicine[3] in Bozeman, MT, prolotherapy treatments generally cost $175-$325. Practitioners may also charge an additional consultation fee. At Prolotherapy Nashville[4] , in Nashville, TN, the typical cost of an office visit is $150-$250, and the cost for follow-up visits is $45-$90, in addition to the cost of the proletherapy treatments, which range from $75-$525 per session. At least four sessions are typically needed.
  • Health insurers typically do not cover prolotherapy and many practitioners charge their patients on a cash fee-for-service basis.
Related articles: Annual Physical, Anesthesia, Bone X-Ray, Health Insurance

What should be included:
  • According to the Center for Traditional Medicine, P.C.[5] in Lake Oswego, OR, practitioners will use an initial visit to get a patient's health history and perform a physical exam to evaluate the injury. In some cases, additional tests may be ordered.
  • Treatment consists of a series of injections with an irritant that causes inflammation and triggers the body's healing response. During treatment, local anesthesia is applied, and patients may be offered a sedative to help them relax. The injection is considered mild to moderately painful, and may be sore for 3-7 days afterwards.
  • Patients are encouraged to moderate their activities for 24 hours following each session, after which they can return to normal activities.
Additional costs:
  • Acetaminophen[6] may be recommended to ease post-injection pain. However, patients will be cautioned to avoid anti-inflammatory medications, which may hinder results.
Discounts:
  • Some prolotherapy practitioners, like Comfort Chiropractic and Wellness Center[7] in Monterey Park, CA, use a sliding fee scale based on a patient's income to determine costs.
Shopping for prolotherapy:
  • Getprolo.com offers a state-by-state guide[8] to prolotherapy practitioners, as well as a list of commonly asked questions[9] .
  • SpineHealth.com, which is run by medical professionals, offers information on potential risks and complications[10] of prolotherapy treatment.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
post E-mail post Post  
CostHelper News


3 Ways to Have the Government Pay You Back for Your Energy Efficient Upgrades
Any renovations or upgrades made to your home this year that included energy-efficient appliances could be eligible for some federal energy tax credits. But it's not just appliances. || Posted December 9 2013


7 Lesser-Known Discounts for the 50+ Crowd
As they age, members of the Baby Boomer generation don't like to admit that they're senior citizens, but they love getting discounts. It's kind of a quandary, because some of the best deals available are reduced prices for older folks. || Posted October 21 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With Prolotherapy
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Number of Sessions: Provider or Clinic: 
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.chiroaccess.com/Articles/Prolotherapy-Where-Does-It-Stand-Today.aspx?id=0000151
  2.  www.sanmateomedicalcenter.org/Healthlibrary/default.aspx?id=5&sid=1&EBSCOID=21357
  3.  www.montanaim.com/prolotherapy.html#18
  4.  www.prolotherapynashville.com/how_much_does_prolotherapy_cost.php
  5.  myctm.org/new/therapies/
  6.  www.cvs.com/shop/product-detail/Tylenol-Extra-Strength-Pain-RelieverFever-Reducer-500-m...
  7.  opthealthwellness.com
  8.  www.getprolo.com
  9.  www.getprolo.com/twenty-common-questions-about-prolotherapy/
  10.  www.spine-health.com/treatment/injections/potential-risks-and-complications-prolotherapy
More Health & Personal Care Topics
Check Out All Costs for Health & Personal Care How Much Does an Albuterol Inhaler Cost? How Much Does an MRI Cost? How Much Does Radiation Therapy Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com



Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Complete Ripoff
Paid: 521.00
There was an area of concern on my mammogram from last year, so they did an MRI....my out of pocket was 161 dollars... [more]
-IvyArlene
Mammogram Cost
Homeschool
Paid: 25.00
I am currently homeschooling kindergarten so it basically consists of school supplies and trips to the library... [more]
-CVT
Elementary School Cost
Vaginal Birth at Home
Paid: 1100.00
I had a normal delivery at home with a midwife. Not included were a birthing pool rental for $125 (so worth it!) and the birthing kit for $80 (included all the supplies for postnatal care of mom and baby)... [more]
-CVT
Baby Delivery Cost
Natural Nail Care Professionals
Paid: 25.00
Angel's Touch skincare and wellness Salon is a great place for Aesthetics. Waxing, facials, massages, yoga, manicure and pedicures... [more]
-Gail G
Manicures and Pedicures Cost
TOWING MAJOR OVERCHARGE- CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS NEEDED
Paid: 264.00
EASTER FRIDAY MY MOM HAD MAJOR SHOTS TO HER BACK. SHE PARKED IN FRONT OF OUR TRAILOR AT WASHINGTON ESTATES MOBILE HOME PARK. WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE VEHCLES ON THE ROAD PAST 11:00 pm... [more]
-SHELLY LYNN
Towing a Car Cost
Print your own magnets
Paid: 50.00
Average out to $.40 each. that includes the magnet the envelope the wax and the wax stamp to seal the envelope. It is a print your own magnet save the date wedding packet... [more]
-DC
Save The Date Cards Cost