Prolotherapy Injections at Integrative in Vancouver

Improving the health of your joints with proliferation therapy

Prolotherapy is a nonsurgical regenerative injection therapy used to stimulate the healing of musculoskeletal conditions and pain.

A regenerative injection therapy (RIT), Prolotherapy is used to stimulate healing of injured tendons, ligaments and joints.
Prolotherapy improves joint function, increases range of motion, and decreases pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What does prolotherapy treat?

    Prolotherapy can treat many types of musculoskeletal pain, including but not limited to degenerative joint disease, arthritis, back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, SI joint pain, knee pain, herniated discs, carpal tunnel syndrome, soft tissue injury associated with whiplash, chronic tendonitis, and sciatica.

  • Am I candidate for prolotherapy?

    Only a practitioner trained in Advanced Injection Therapies, including prolotherapy, can determine whether or not you are a good candidate. At your first visit, your Doctor will determine if you are a good candidate and will recommend a treatment plan.

  • How much does prolotherapy cost?

    The cost of prolotherapy will vary depending on how many injections are required; whether ultrasound is utilized; the number of total treatments required; and the utilization of any other injection methods. At your first visit, your Doctor will provide a quote for your subsequent visit and treatment.

  • How many prolotherapy treatments are typically required?

    The response to treatment varies, depending on the overall health of the patient, severity of injury, and chronicity of injury. Most people only require a few treatments, but some may require many more. The average is 3-6 treatments. Once you begin treatment, your Doctor will be able to monitor how you respond and provide a better estimate of how many treatments may be required.

  • What are the side effects of prolotherapy treatment?

    Typical side effects of prolotherapy treatment include pain; swelling of the area; mild bruising; reduced range of motion; and stiffness. These side effects are typically transient. Your Doctor will do a full review of potential side effects prior to your treatment.

  • Is prolotherapy covered by MSP or Extended Health Plans?

    No, prolotherapy is not typically covered by insurance providers. Your visit will be with a Naturopathic Doctor; an extended health plan may cover the cost of the visit but rarely covers the cost of the injection itself. We recommend contacting your insurance provider directly prior to your visit to determine your coverage.

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