Prolotherapy is a unique, time-tested injection method used to treat chronic pain. It is defined by Webster’s Third New International Dictionary as “the rehabilitation of an incompetent structure, such as ligaments or tendons, by the induced proliferation of new cells.” Persistent pain from previous injury, chronic overuse injury, or even when there is no known cause, often arises from damage to the soft tissues in the body. These soft tissues, which include ligaments, muscles, tendons and joint capsules, are also called “connective tissues” because they connect to bones, thereby supporting the bony skeleton. Prolotherapy causes these connections to be repaired, rebuilt and strengthened. It is for this reason that prolotherapy has also been called ligament reconstructive therapy or stimulated ligament repair.Soft tissue injuries can often become chronically painful. Normally, injured muscles, tendons, and ligaments go through a repair and healing process which takes about four to six weeks. But, what happens when the low back pain, neck pain, and headaches from a whiplash injury, just will not get better? Or, what about the athletic injury that causes nagging pain and prevents you from staying active, especially keeping you from the sport you enjoy the most? What about the pain where you cannot pinpoint a specific injury, but think it may be due to some repetitive tasks at work or from overdoing it while working around the home?