What is IV Prolotherapy?

These treatments include IV vitamins and minerals, vitamin B12 injections, IV glutathione, IV anti-inflammatories and injections to support immunity and help recover from fatigue or illness.

The premise is simple, use an intravenous infusion or intramuscular injection to provide levels of nutrients that are otherwise unattainable.

How does Prolotherapy work?

The treatment initiates a healing cascade that duplicates the natural healing process of poorly vascularized tissue such as ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. After injection with a solution containing dextrose the body produces a mild inflammatory response. This is followed by a proliferation cascade where more collagen is deposited in ligaments, cartilage and tendons. This increases the strength of the tissue and pain resolves.

Confirmation that prolotherapy induces the repair of ligaments and other soft tissue structures has been reported in both animal and human studies. Prolotherapy injections to rabbit ligaments increased ligamentous mass (44%), thickness (27%), as well as ligament-bone junction strength (28%) over a six-week period. In human studies, biopsies revealed a 60% increase in ligament size after prolotherapy injections. Another study relying on ultrasound also showed that treatment with prolotherapy increased ligament size by 27%.

Who will benefit from Prolotherapy?

Most patients with chronic joint pain and instability will benefit from prolotherapy. Prolotherapy can provide permanent relief from joint pain. Anyone considering surgery for a chronic joint injury should consider prolotherapy first.

Dr. Brunel is excited to start your health and wellness journey with you.

You can book an appointment with him at any location below!

Cadence Chiropractic, Sport & Health

2220 7 Ave NW, Unit 7
Calgary, AB T2N 0Z6
(403) 521-2278

Seton Integrative Health Clinic

7 Mahogany Plaza SE, Unit 670
Calgary, AB T3M 2P8
(403) 930-8162

Proactive Health Group

#120 – 602 12th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1J3
(403) 225-3842