Regenerative Injection Therapy/Prolotherapy
You’re probably here because pain is interfering with your enjoyment of life.
Pain and discomfort have a way of stealing away the good parts of life. It can interrupt your sleep, make you irritable, zap your energy and interfere with you doing the things you love to do.
At the beginning, you may have hoped your pain would go away on its own. When it didn’t, you may have tried other treatments like anti-inflammatory drugs, massage, physiotherapy, acupuncture or chiropractic. The good news is, even if these treatments didn’t work for you, you still have options.
No matter how long you’ve been struggling with pain you’ve come to the right place…there are indeed powerful, natural solutions to restore your health and reclaim a life of purpose, balance, and joy.
For the past 10 years, I have helped hundreds of patients just like you— not just to put a ‘bandage’ on their symptoms, but to treat the cause of their pain which produces lasting healing and change.
Prolotherapy is an effective treatment for pain due to osteoarthritic joints, chronic ligament weakness and tendon inflammation.
In a Prolotherapy treatment, the affected joints are injected with a dextrose solution that directly stimulates the growth of strong, healthy tissue. The dextrose creates a short duration of inflammation which stimulates a healing cascade thus bringing in growth factors to the area. These growth factors interact with fibroblasts that are also attracted to the area to synthesize precursors to mature collagen (connective tissue).
What to Expect With Prolotherapy Treatment
At your first prolotherapy appointment I will do a thorough assessment and health history to assess if you are a candidate for the treatment. Any imaging studies (MRI, X-Ray, or Ultrasound) are helpful tools so please bring them with you to your first appointment. The treatment itself involves a series of injections around and/or into the joint.
Most people feel some stiffness and tenderness around the joint for 12-24 hours after the treatment. This is a desirable effect as we are trying to increase blood flow and immune system activity at the site. Most people return to their normal activities the same day as the treatment.
The number of treatments needed depends on the severity of the injury and the capacity of your body to mount a healing response. Some people need only 2-3 treatments while others with long- term injuries or advanced osteoarthritis may need 15 or more treatments. The average number of treatments is 5-7.
Conditions Prolotherapy can help include:
- Osteoarthritic Knees
- Fingers & Ankles
- Low Back Pain
- Injuries from Falls or Repetitive Strain
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- TMJ Pain
Prolotherapy may be covered by your extended health care plan as a “Naturopathic Treatment”. Please note that some insurance companies have a maximum amount that they will pay per visit.
Call our office at 403-782-4600 to set up your first appointment. We’re never too busy to help you! Book online (for Lacombe location).
Perineural Injection Therapy
Do you have chronic pain that has been resistant to treatment? Are other therapist struggling to identify the root cause of your pain? A common cause of pain that is generally overlooked by may practitioners is pain that is generated by inflamed nerves.
Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT) consists of a series of small injections immediately under the skin targeting painful areas where the nerves are sensitive and inflamed. This treatment is generally well tolerated and does not cause discomfort after the treatment.
Call our office at 403-782-4600 to set up your first appointment. We’re never too busy to help you! Book online.