Prolotherapy in South Surrey, BC
Mediworks Rejuvenation Centre offers Prolotherapy for damaged ligaments, tendons and connective tissue that relieves musculoskeletal pain. Our med spa is located at Unit #103 – 15222 32nd Avenue Diversion, Surrey, BC V3Z 0R8, Canada. Make an appointment online or call us. Our doctors look forward to serving you!
Prolotherapy Vancouver: The Real Pain Solution!
Many people walk around in chronic pain and discomfort without knowing that there is real help out there. Anyone that has ever been injured and gone to there medical doctor for treatment, has probably never been told about this very effective and proven treatment. It is fast becoming a treatment that many people are seeking out in place of more well known alternatives.
Prolotherapy is a non-surgical treatment for damaged ligaments, tendons and connective tissue that relieves musculoskeletal pain. It is an injection therapy that is a natural method of stimulating the body to heal injured tendons and ligaments that has been used for over 60 years. The word ‘prolo’ is short for proliferation. Quite often, chronic pain is the result of instabilities in joints and weaknesses in muscles cause by damaged ligaments and tendons.
The therapy involves injecting a simple solution of concentrated dextrose, saline, or another agent into soft tissues such as ligaments or tendons. The solution is referred to as a “proliferating agent” because it produces a “proliferation of inflammation” in the injured area. Prolotherapy is effective because inflammation leads to healing. This happens when the body’s anti-inflammatory chemicals, called macrophages, rush to respond to the inflammation, stimulating a natural healing response and promoting growth factors in the cells of the affected tendons and ligaments. Connective-tissue-builders called fibroblasts lay down new fibrous tissue wherever they detect damage, while other natural substances trigger the growth of new blood vessels and the flow of nutrients.
Every person has a different healing time. That is, until pain and function have normalized and the signs of joint instability and dysfunction are no longer detected. For some people only one injection is needed and other people need several. Repeated injections are performed between 1 and 6 weeks depending on the healing process.
The difference between prolotherapy and anti-inflammatory drugs (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or even cortisone) is that although these medications may relieve pain temporarily, they also block some of the natural chemicals that can repair the underlying damage. In many cases, therefore, an injury never heals completely, and the pain becomes chronic and persistent. Many people with musculoskeletal pain enter a vicious cycle of pain, drugs, more pain, and more drugs. By contrast, because prolotherapy involves a cycle of controlled inflammation and healing, rather than just temporarily blocking pain sensations, it actually triggers the growth of new tissue, which permanently repairs the joint. With strong, tightened ligaments and tendons, the joint is re-stabilized, and no longer causes pain.
Mediworks is a chronic pain clinic where we utilize prolotherapy and many other injection therapies for chronic pain. I have been in private practice at the Mediworks Health and Weight Loss Centre for the past 8 years. I have successfully treated hundreds of patients using prolotherapy at my clinic. It has consistently provided results where other treatments have failed. For more information please contact me at Mediworks Health and Weight Loss Centre.
Platelet Rich Plasma: Orthopedic Care
If you are suffering from chronic joint pain, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy may be able to help. PRP therapy utilizes your own blood to target inflammation in your body and help repair damaged soft tissue. PRP treatment for orthopedic concerns is quick, effective, minimally evasive, and essentially painless.
Your body has the incredible ability to heal itself, and PRP therapy helps unlock that ability, increase its efficacy, and speed up the process. Platelet Rich Plasma is a viscous, golden-colored material created from your own blood. It is injected into the desired area of repair and stimulates the body’s natural reparative abilities with little to no pain or downtime. At Mediworks Rejuvenation Centre, we typically recommend 2-3 treatments every 4 weeks, depending on the severity of the injury.
PRP therapy has gained national media attention as professional athletes from the MLS, NHL, NBA, PGA, and NBA have recognized its benefits. PRP therapy has many benefits including minimal risk, brief recovery time, targeted and accelerated healing, rapid results with long-term benefits, and very few contraindications. If you are suffering from ligament strains, rotator cuff injuries, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, ligament sprains, muscle strain, or general joint paint, PRP therapy may be able to help. If you think PRP therapy may be right for you, please call Mediworks Rejuvenation Centre to schedule a consultation today.