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Prolotherapy / PRP(platelt rich plasma)/ Trigger Point injections 


  • PRP (platelet rich plasma therapy) and Prolotherapy (Regenerative Injection Therapy): PRP and Prolotherapy is a form of regenerative injection therapy. Which means it uses the body’s own healing mechanism and stem cells to heal a previously inflamed/arthritic, injured or unstable joint. Prolotherapy uses a natural solution injected at the attachments of ligaments and tendons to create a healing response that generates new, healthy, and stronger tissue which reminds the body there was trauma to this area that needs to be corrected. Prolotherapy has a significant impact on chronic nagging pain. This therapy is great if you have an acute injury that won’t heal quickly or long term degenerative joints that are always aching or feel unstable. Often this therapy takes multiple injections spaced out over a 2-4 week period to achieve maximum results. Below you will find a list of conditions that are great candidates for prolotherapy and conditions that often do not respond as well. Your condition must be assessed by Dr.Nixon before you schedule a prolotherapy visit to assess if it is the right therapy for you.

    • Conditions that generally respond favorably to Prolotherapy:

      • Acute joint injuries

      • Chronic joint pain

      • Whiplash pain

      • Chronic Headaches

      • Arthritis

      • Knee Pain

      • Torn meniscus

      • Low Back Pain

      • Sciatica

      • Sacroiliac Joint Pain (acute or chronic)

      • Degenerative Joint and Disc Disease

      • Herniated Discs

      • Rotator Cuff Injuries/Tears

      • Labral Tears (shoulder/hip)

      • Sprained Ankles

      • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow

      • Unstable joints

      • Ligamentous Laxity

    • Conditions that do not respond favorably to Prolotherapy:

      • Fibromyalgia

      • Chronic myofascial pain syndromes

      • Severely herniated discs

      • Central Spinal Stenosis

      • Complete Rotator Cuff Tears

      • Frank Surgical Conditions

      • Pain from Cancer

      • Pain from Autoimmune Conditions

      • These conditions can often be treated using other naturopathic or acupuncture modalities that are more effective for these specific issues. The doctor will advise you on the best course of treatment at your first visit.

  • Trigger point injections: Trigger point injections (TPI) may be an option in treating pain for some patients. TPI is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points or knots of muscle that form when muscles don’t relax. In the TPI procedure, a needle is inserted directly into the patient’s trigger point. The injection contains a local anesthetic, usually procaine or lidocaine. Sometimes homeopathic medications are injected with the local anesthetic to relieve muscle spasm, inflammation, lymphatic congestion and impaired cellular metabolism. The injection inactivates the trigger point and the pain and spasm are alleviated. Usually, a brief course of treatment will result in sustained relief. Several sites may be injected in one visit. Generally if an upper back muscle is treated, it is done on both sides and not just the painful side to keep things in balance and for other reasons. If a patient is allergic to local anesthetics then normal saline or a dry-needle technique (involving no medications) can be used.

  • Scar therapy: Often scars are overlooked but can be a large contributor to chronic pain conditions. Scar Therapy is when the scar is injected just below the surface to restore healthy myofascial planes. In other words releasing the scar tissue and restoring function to the area. This can be life changing in some cases. ​


  • Prolotherapy is a promising regenerative medicine technique that offers several benefits for individuals seeking accelerated healing and long-term pain relief. By stimulating the body's natural healing processes, Prolotherapy promotes tissue repair, strengthens joints, and improves overall function. Whether you are dealing with chronic pain or a musculoskeletal condition, Prolotherapy may be a viable treatment option worth exploring with the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional.

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