Featured Services: Pain Management
What is prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy is a regenerative injection therapy that involves the injection of a substance, usually dextrose and lidocaine, into soft tissue structures such as ligaments, tendons or muscles.
This irritant solution creates a mild and targeted inflammatory response to promote healing and give the body a second chance to repair.
It is an excellent treatment if you have an acute injury that is not healing in a timely fashion or a chronic injury that has never felt 'right' since, or for chronically degenerated joints that ache and feel unstable.
Dr. Jess Hobson, ND offers ultrasound-guided prolotherapy at both IHC locations.
Trigger Point Therapy (TPT)
Trigger points are taut muscle bands that are hypersensitive to touch and can produce a local twitch response when stimulated.
These taut points may cause pain or discomfort and prevent full lengthening of the muscle reducing range of motion.
Trigger points are very common and can occur on their own, in the absence of any tissue damage or medical condition. However, they may also be associated with various conditions and injuries including whiplash, ligament laxity and osteoarthritis to irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis, and endometriosis among others.
Unfortunately, trigger points are often overlooked as potential or contributing factors in many pain management situations.
One safe and effective solution to manage these painful muscle bands is trigger point injections. This involves the administration of a small amounts of solution into the tender points. The solution often contains a combination of saline, local anesthetic, and/or vitamins and other nutrients to aid in the release of the tight muscle bands and fascia primarily helping to reduce pain while improving range of motion and function.
Benefits can be seen after one session, but optimal results frequently require several treatments, often ranging from 3-6 treatments based on each person individually.
Dr. Luke Mountjoy, ND offers trigger point therapy at both IHC locations.