Prolotherapy

  • What is regenerative injection therapy?

It is a group of therapeutic injections that can be used for a multitude of reasons to help with reducing joint pain, improving joint function and stability and in some cases the possibility to avoid surgery. We are excited to be able to offer you the following therapies: Prolotherapy, PRP, neural- prolotherapy and trigger point injections.

Regenerative Injection Therapies can be used to treat:
– Nerve Pain
– Chronic Joint Pain
– Muscle Pain and Spasms
– Mild to Moderate Arthritis
– Partially Torn, Weak and Unstable Ligaments

Trigger Point Injections:

A trigger point is a tight band of muscle or knot that causes pain. Trigger points occur because the blood supply to the muscle is constricted, leading to decreased oxygen delivery to the tissue causing pain and muscle spasm. Trigger points can cause localized pain in one area or referred pain that radiates to other regions in the body.

Trigger point injections are a therapy used to treat areas of muscle pain and spasm. These injections typically include a local anesthetic, normal saline and sometimes an anti-inflammatory or in severe cases a steroid medication.

How does Trigger point injection therapy work?
The Local placement of the needle into the spasmed muscle helps to stop the constant firing of the muscle tissue, think of this kind of like acupuncture. Once the needle is placed a small amount of fluid is introduced to help stop the spams. The fluid is a combination used to numb the muscle, stop the local inflammation and stop the firing of the

tissue. Depending on how long you have had the problem and how severe it is we may repeat a series of trigger point injections or at times only one session is needed to provide you the relief you have been seeking.

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Prolotherapy:

Prolotherapy or proliferation therapy is a treatment that uses an irritant solution that is injected into a joint space, ligaments or tendons. A typical solution may contain a local anesthetic (lidocaine), dextrose (sugar water) and methylcobalamin (vitamin B12). By injecting an irritant solution into the affected area we create a local inflammatory cascade, initiating a new localized healing phase. Cells that are involved in the body’s natural inflammatory response are recruited to the area to heal and repair tissues including ligaments and tendons.

Prolotherapy is an excellent treatment for many types of musculoskeletal conditions. It can help with joint pain and stiffness, improve joint function and spine movement, as well as strengthen and tighten ligaments. This is particularly helpful in joints such as shoulders knees or ankles that tend to take a lot of abuse over the years and can get stretched. Once the ligaments are stretched it is very difficult for them to regain their original structure, think of an old rubber band that you have stretched out, it just won’t bounce back to its original shape.

Prolotherapy can help with try following conditions:

• Low Back Pain
• Hip Pain
• Partially Torn Ligaments or Tendons • Mild to Moderate Osteoarthritis
• TMJ Syndrome
• Rotator Cuff Tears

• Knee Pain
• Ligament Laxity
• Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow • Plantar Fasciitis
• Achilles’ Tendonitis
• Meniscus Tears

Prolotherapy is a minimally invasive, safe and effective treatment. Benefits are often seen in 2 to 6 treatment sessions.

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Prolotherapy Treatment – Aftercare

Prolotherapy FAQ

Neural Prolotherapy:

Neural Prolotherapy also called Neurofascial Prolotherapy (NFP) is a treatment for inflammation and pain of subcutaneous nerves and surrounding tissues. NFP involves a series of small injections of low dose dextrose (sugar water) just beneath the skin surface close to the subcutaneous nerves. NFP is used to treat nerve pain associated with joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It has also been shown to be effective in treatment post-surgical pain following back surgeries or joint replacement surgeries.

Similar to prolotherapy where dextrose is used to promote healing in connective tissues including ligaments and tendons, nerves also have connective tissue. When we inject a low dose of dextrose under the skin we can begin to decrease swelling, reduce pain and improve function. The nerves that supply these tissues also supply the deeper structures below (muscles and joints) so restoration also affects these deeper structures.

NFP is a safe and effective treatment with minimal risk for infection. Most patients notice an immediate reduction of pain that can last hours to days. Pain is generally reduced by 10-20% with each treatment session. Every patient responds differently but generally, 5-8 treatments are needed 1-2 weeks apart depending on the degree of injury. NFP is often combined with trigger point injections for maximum benefit.

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Neural Prolotherapy FAQ