Prolotherapy Specialist in Raleigh, NC
At Wake Nonsurgical Ortho & Sports Medicine, we often use a technique called prolotherapy, also known as “proliferation therapy” or “regenerative injection therapy,” to treat our patients suffering from injury, acute pain, or chronic pain. For our patients in Raleigh, NC, prolotherapy is a nonsurgical, in-office treatment that uses your body’s immune response to repair injured or damaged musculoskeletal tissue.
What does prolotherapy work for? The wide range of conditions includes:
- Sports injuries
- Arthritis & osteoarthritis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Degenerative joint disease
How Does Prolotherapy Work?
For patients interested in prolotherapy in Raleigh, NC, this is a painless, in-office procedure that takes around 20-30 minutes. Concentrated dextrose, or sugar water, is injected directly into the site of pain, stimulating a mild, temporary inflammation. Sensing injury, the body floods the area with healing cells and promoting cellular growth in areas that often respond slowly to healing, such as ligaments and tendons.
Over the course of six to ten weeks, your body’s natural healing response leads to a reduction or even complete elimination of joint, ligament, or tendon pain.
How Much Does This Prolotherapy Cost?
Our current price for this procedure is $550.00 per treatment.
What is the procedure process?
Prolotherapy, also known as “regenerative injection therapy”, involves injecting a solution into the region of tendons or ligaments for the purpose of strengthening weakened connective tissue and alleviating pain. This usually involves a mixture of local anesthetic and dextrose (a sugar compound). This is thought to cause the body to react to the irritant by causing scarring and tightening otherwise loose tissues. There is mixed evidence for this procedure, however, there are few side effects and many patients who have failed other tendonitis treatments do seem to benefit from regenerative injection therapy.
Schedule a Consultation for Prolotherapy
Prolotherapy is a highly effective way to treat orthopedic conditions like arthritis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and degenerative joint disease. As the Triangle’s first private practice solely dedicated to nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedures, board-certified orthopedic specialist Dr. Kanaan specializes in offering patients highly effective alternatives to treating orthopedic pain. To see if prolotherapy is right for you, schedule an appointment with Wake Sports Medicine. Contact us today at (919) 719-2270 for more information about how you can experience pain relief without the risk of surgery.
*NOTE TO PATIENTS: If you are interested in PRP, Stem Cells, or Lubricant Injections you will need to schedule a “NEW PATIENT visit” to discuss your medical history with Dr. Kanaan first. This is usually covered under your insurance plan. We will sometimes make exceptions for patients traveling over 3 hours to our clinic.