Injection therapy is used to treat a specific part of the body to help patients with pain, illness, and nutritional support. By using injections, it allows for a direct path to the blood stream and the damaged or inflamed tissue. There are different types of injections, but they are usually administered two different ways: intravenous (through a vein), or by targeting the musculoskeletal system.
Prolotherapy is an injection therapy that helps regenerate the tissue in painful joints, ligaments, and tendons, — which increases function and decreases pain. Trigger point injections release and receive blood flow in tight muscles. Intramuscular injections administer vitamins or medicines directly into the body, bypassing the digestive tract.
Musculoskeletal treatments include prolotherapy, trigger point injections, and intramuscular injections, which help treat:
Intravenous (IV) injections are injected through an IV to help administer nutrients and medicine directly into the blood stream. Patients who suffer from poor digestion and need high-dose nutritional support may receive intravenous injections. IV injections may be used for:
A patient may expect a thorough medical intake, physical exam, and sometimes labs or imaging at his or her first appointment. The physician will take into consideration the information from the first appointment, the patient's overall health, and treatment goals when deciding which treatment may be best.Back To Top