Prolotherapy is Not Experimental.
Prolotherapy is Not Experimental
Most state boards of medicine have definition for what is experimental and what is not. Those definitions are based on two major issues. If a procedure as taught by post graduate programs for the healing arts and has level II (out of IV) data in multiple areas, it is not considered experimental.
Jeffrey J. Patterson, Professor of Family Practice at U.W Wisconsin [email protected]
II-1 Controlled trials without randomization.
Controlled treatment comparison studies.
II-2 Cohort (delayed Rx) studies from more
than one center.
II-3 Uncontrolled trial with dramatic result.
Uncontrolled trial with blindable objective
Level III. Substantially flawed RCTs or other controlled studies. Single well designed cohort or case control study.
(Level I evidence and minimal risk)
(Level 2 evidence and minimal risk)
Conclusion: Prolotherapy has more evidence than most treatments doctors use and it should be mentioned as an option.