My husband is getting prolotherapy injections for low back pain. It seems to be helping. Everytime we go, the doctor injects a different spot. How do they decide where to put the injections?

This would be a very good question to ask your husband's doctor next time you go in for an appointment. Each patient is different. For the most part, areas are injected based on the patients pain pattern or tenderness.

The doctor may use a list of points identified in previous research studies. Some doctors combine known acupuncture points with points that are tender when pressed.