Prolotherapy is an orthopedic healing strategy that encourages your body to heal itself at points of injured joints and connective tissue. At Turtle Healing Band Clinic in Las Vegas, Nevada, the team of licensed tribal providers offers concentrated injections of specialized compounds to help your body repair itself and resolve pain and dysfunction. Call the office or schedule a consultation online to learn how this unique treatment for joint pain can help you.
Prolotherapy involves injecting specific compounds into painful joints to relieve pain. At Turtle Healing Band Clinic, the team uses concentrated dextrose combined with an anesthetic. They may include platelet-rich plasma (PRP), stem cells, and exosomes.
These compounds induce your body’s natural healing responses to build up supporting tissue and stabilize damaged joints.
Unlike steroid or cortisone injections, prolotherapy doesn’t mask pain. It helps your body heal naturally, so you experience reduced pain and stiffness as well as improved strength and mobility in joints.
Turtle Healing Band Clinic also offers a unique prolotherapy epidural given in the sacral area of the back. This injection heals damaged nerves in the lower back more effectively and with less risk to patients than standard epidurals that are given only to relieve pain.
Your body is essentially “tricked” into repairing itself as a result of the mild inflammatory response caused by the injections.
The providers at Turtle Healing Band Clinic do a comprehensive evaluation of your medical history and current condition to determine if you’re a good candidate for prolotherapy. Your overall health, degree of joint degradation, nutritional habits, and other issues that might affect the healing process are considered when your provider is recommending the therapy. If you’re a good candidate for prolotherapy, you’ll likely have very good results.
A session of prolotherapy usually takes 30 minutes or less. The team applies a local anesthetic to the treatment areas to make the injections as comfortable as possible.
Following the injections, you rest with heat packs on the treatment sites for 10-15 minutes and then go home.
Right after treatment, you may experience a temporary increase in pain, as well as swelling and stiffness, but these side effects resolve relatively quickly. Most men and women can go back to their normal activities the day after treatment, and some even go back the same day.
You shouldn’t have severe pain following prolotherapy but may have some bruising or discomfort for up to a week.
Turtle Healing Band Clinic may recommend multiple treatments to maximize tissue stimulation and facilitate healing. You may need anywhere from 3-6 sessions scheduled four weeks apart.
To learn more about how prolotherapy offers an alternative to prescription pain medications and surgery for joint pain, call Turtle Healing Band Clinic, or request an appointment online today.