No. Prolotherapy is an excellent treatment for many spine disorders, and can reduce pain and improve function in a great many cases which conventional physicians might consider “psychological”, or at least not evident on imaging tests such as MRI or CT scans. The general public often expects these tests to be infallible, but the truth is that these tests often miss the true source of pain in the spine, joints, and pelvis. Pain from ligaments frequently is “referred”, that is, travels down the arm, buttock, or leg, much in the same way that pain can refer from a “nerve pinch.” If one is unaware of these referral patterns, it is not surprising that the true cause of the pain remains an enigma. Some conditions are better treated with epidural Steroid injections, physical therapy, chiropractic, or surgery. However, it is clear that prolonged treatment with any of the above, if not resulting in clear progress, may be futile and that an alternative should be sought. If you are told that the “pain is in your head”, and you can put your finger on it, you should see a Prolotherapy specialist.