Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is a complementary treatment for muscle and joint pain. The treatment involves repeated injections of an irritant solution into part of a joint — the joint's interior, for example, or a supporting tendon or ligament.

Good candidates:

 

  • Damaged or lost tissue, especially surrounding the joints.
  • A clicking noise in the joint.
  • Muscle spasms in addition to the pain.
  • An inconclusive MRI or CT scan.
  • Pain that improves with rest.

There have been few reported side effects from prolotherapy. In rare cases, the worst side effect is an infection at the site of an injection. A potential infection will show through fever and pain, and it is usually easy to treat with antibiotics.

Another side effect may be temporary swelling or pain where the injection occurred. Immediately following the procedure, the affected joint may feel worse before beginning to feel better.

It is typical to experience soreness, aching, burning, swelling, and muscle spasms following the injection for one to four days, and occasionally longer than a week.
 

Results vary from patient to patient. However, PRP takes its full effect between 8 and 12 weeks after the procedure.

Patients will have before and after pictures taken the day of the procedure, 2-4 weeks after the procedure and then again 60 days after the procedure.

I went from being in pain in my knee and needing a PKR. I was scared of performing the surgery so I looked at alternate procedures findng Dr. Smith was a God sent. I am basically 90% better with no pain.

Margitsa V.

Amazing! I never thought my skin could look or feel this good. Just after one treatment the results I could see are fantastic! Imagine how my skin is going t feel and look after all the treatments.

Ann Moore

This clinic is the best-kept secret and it changed the quality of my life! You will get results! Your friends will notice that you have lost weight because you will lose inches, and your skin looks healthier and younger! The clinic is classy, friendly and welcoming. You receive a 5-star service and feel great when you leave, but you will want to stay longer to receive a variety of services they offer. They also changed my life with the stem cell into my knee! I have a torn meniscus and was not able to walk without a limp. Instead of surgery, I received stem cell therapy from Dr. Kevin Smith. My knee pain is gone! My knee is healed and I am able to walk and do everything I want to do.

Patty O'Banion

Dr. Smith has made my knee pain disappear via PRP. Great application by a caring, friendly man. Staff nice also.

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James Herzig

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Charles K,

Dr. Kevin Smith, M.D., is the finest pain specialist in California. He and his most capable and compassionate staff deserve the strongest possible recommendation. Dr. Smith is very knowledgeable and stays current with the latest developments in all areas of interventional pain management and regenerative medicine. It is my pleasure to write this testimonial.

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I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Progressive Polyneuropathy in 2005. This caused me to slowly lose my balance. For some time I have used a cane or walker to get around without falling. After 4 sessions of Neural Prolotherapy injections in my feet I am able to walk around the house unaided and not feel like I am going to fall. I am so excited with the results of this treatment and feel my improvements will continue.

Jan Kishpaugh

I did not know I had a problem with urine leakage, would not go away. I saw posters in the waiting room. I asked how does this work? By having these 2 O-Shots I feel wonderful! If you have issues like me do it because it works. Also, I did the UltraSlim procedure, very encouraging. Ladies and Gentlemen go see Dr. Smith, Amber and team, you won’t be disappointed!

Rose B.

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Patient’s daughter

Dear, Dear, Dr. Kevin Smith, I want to Thank You for caring. This is the first time in Four (4) long years with out a day of Pain.

Beverly

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Gabriella H.

Everyone I've had the pleasure of working with/seeing for any issues or checking in, have been WONDERFUL!!! Very Professional and personable too! I feel like I'm in "good hands" with anyone I deal with in this practice. Thank You!

Kimberly B.

Dr. Smith is my hero. There aren't many Doctors that will take as much time as he has to help my find answers.

Tracy H.

The Integrated Pain Specialists and Regenerative Medicine Staff are the finest to be found ANYWHERE! Highly recommend!!!

Greg M.

This place is so Good about taking care of my Pain Concerns. I have given their Name to many people. Everyone in the staff treats you well and with great care, both in office and on the phone. BEST Place to go for Pain.

Christine S.

I have suffered from chronic pain in my right leg for almost 4 years. After seeing my personal doctor and several nerve blocks that did not work, I was referred to Doctor Smith. After several tests he had me start on CBD oil and later added the Piezo treatments. After 8 treatments I have had 3 weeks of pain free time. The most I have had in 4 years. I am very Thankful for Amber who has done my treatments. She did a wonderful job for me.

Kevin F.

How long should I rest after treatment?

The areas treated will be numb 2-6 hrs after the procedure. Due to the numbness we ask that you refrain from any strenuous activities but to stay mobile. Continue to move affected area to decrease soreness and stiffness. You should avoid strenuous physical activity for 2 days following injections.

 

How often should you get Prolotherapy?

The average patient requires three to six Prolotherapy treatments at 4-6 week intervals. Some patients require only 1-2 treatments to reach complete healing, which are typically younger patients or those who have sought Prolotherapy right away after an injury.