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Conditions Treated & Costs


Prolotherapy (RIT) has been found to be an effective treatment for:

• Joint pain (all locations)
• Torn ligaments, tendons and cartilage
• Herniated / Degenerated discs
• Post injury / Trauma pain
• Low Back Pain /Rib Pain
• Neck Pain /Headaches / TMJ
• Unstable shoulder joints (dislocations)
• Surgical scar reduction
• Yoga overstretch injuries
• Post fractures
• Pain conditions: Sciatica, Arthritis, etc.
• Frozen shoulder
• Whiplash injuries /Sports Injuries
• Fibromyalgia
• Tendonitis

Relief from lower back pain

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?

It will often take a series of RIT treatments spaced at appropriate intervals to maximize the healing power of the body. Sometimes a patient’s body is incapable of generating an appropriate healing response because of other factors such as deficient nutritional support. These factors are addressed in conjunction with RIT treatment so that the maximum benefit can be made with each session.

Treatment Costs

Initial Visit and Repeat Visit Costs vary with time required for the visit.

1.5 hours $175
1 hour $130
45 minutes $99
30 minutes $75
20 minutes $50

Each Prolotherapy Treatmentment $125 plus visit cost
Each Neural Treatment $60 plus visit cost
Each BioPuncture Treatment $60 plus visit cost
Each PRP Treatment $325 plus visit cost
Specialized Supplements $Varies

NOTE: If less time is needed for an initial visit, then the cost will be reduced accordingly.

How Might You Respond To Treatment? 

The response to treatment varies with each individual and the extent of trauma to the ligament, tendon or cartilage, as well as individual rates of healing. Some people require a few treatments (I.E. 3 to 6) while others may need 10 or more. Once you begin treatment, you will be able to assess how you are responding.

Wound strength studies show that it takes 6-12 months for maximum tensile strength to occur without prolotherapy and even then the resultant wound has approximately 60% of the original strength. With a treatment every 2 weeks, prolotherapy healing can occur in 1-2 months. Prolotherapy can be combined with Ultrasound, Acupuncture, Physiotherapy, Laser therapy, Chiropractic treatments, Homeopathy, PRP and nutritional supplements to obtain the best results.lts.

Pain From Injections

Not every patient experiences pain with the injection. Nevertheless, the injections may be more painful, particularly in the first two to three visits. After an injection there is usually a significant change in sensation with some contraction or release of muscles and changes in blood flow. For this reason, it may be helpful to have someone drive you home after the treatment so you can rest. After the second or third treatment, these functional changes are usually not so profound.

Secondary Effects

Soreness and bruising at the injection site and temporary muscle stiffness are normal and may last for 1-2 days. That said, the use of over the counter anti-inflammatories is discouraged as these will defeat the purpose of prolotherapy which is to temporarily increase inflammation.

You can apply alternating hot and cold compresses over the affected area. Traumeel cream or a “deep heat” like Tiger Balm can be used if some additional relief is needed.

Using MSM and glucosamine sulphate may also lessen the secondary pain reaction. Natural anti-inflammatories, such as bromelain, curcumin, proteolytic enzymes, fish oils etc., will help the healing response. If you are taking any of these, please stop taking them the day before, day of, and day after a prolotherapy treatment to allow the natural inflammatory response to occur.

Exercise

In order to align the new collagen correctly with the existing ligament tissues, it is very important for the structure to heal in the presence of movement. As such, gentle walking is recommended after a treatment. This will protect the ligament from forming adhesions to neighbouring structures and increase the correct formation of the new collagen.




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