Prolotherapy Clinic in San Diego

Do you have arthritis or chronic pain?  Have traditional medications or physical therapy failed to improve increased joint and muscle aches?  Studies show the potential for relief with prolotherapy to help get you back to living life comfortably!
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Activate Your Body's Natural Healing Reponse

Reduce body pain
Increase mobility
Restore joint function
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Do you suffer from these symptoms?

The aches and pains of natural aging can make daily living difficult. When we slow down because of sports, overuse injuries, or other conditions that have taken their toll, it's essential to find ways to improve our quality of life even more quickly.
  • Chronic pain
  • Joint instability
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Ligament & tendon injuries
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How we can help you

Prolotherapy is a relatively simple procedure, using a natural irritant injected into the body's soft tissues to stimulate the body to build new tissue to repair and strengthen the joints and ligaments to reduce pain.

Updated imaging

A doctor will provide an assessment and review x-ray and imaging results to determine if prolotherapy is right for you.

Massage therapy & bodywork

Both massage and various bodywork treatments can boost overall wellness and promote healing.

Complimentary peptide therapy

Peptides are short chains of amino acids, the building blocks for muscles, hair, and skin. Peptide therapy can help your body heal faster and rejuvenate itself.

Nutritional support

The effect of a healthy diet on our bodies is undeniable. However, it's not just about weight loss but also reducing inflammation, impacting chronic pain and various conditions such as arthritis.

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BOARD-CERTIFIED TEAM OF MEDICAL DOCTORS & NATUROPATHS

Experience restoration and a return to action.

Prolotherapy is a non-surgical procedure that uses the injection of a natural irritant to stimulate the body's natural healing process.
  • Reduction in pain
  • Restoration of function
  • Joint preservation
  • Increased mobility
  • Return to action
  • Renewed vitality
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Here's what to expect

Our mission is to inspire you to live a long, healthy, and happy life.  We want to transform healthcare by deploying the latest in technology, medicine, and holistic health.

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Free Consultation

Find out if our treatments are right for you. Discuss your symptoms and goals with a medical professional.

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Labs & Wellness Plan

Initial intake and health screening may include a physical examination, imaging, and lab work to assess your health status.

It's that easy!
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Start Your Treatment

Start your personalized treatment plan and start feeling better! Results will vary based on treatment regimen.

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Meet our expert medical team

iThriveMD® is passionate about helping you achieve your individual goals with our team of experts dedicated to providing you with personalized, cutting-edge treatments.
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PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

Hear what our patients have to say about us.

Our mission is to inspire you to live a long, healthy, and happy life.  We want to transform healthcare by deploying the latest in technology, medicine, and holistic health.
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Holly G.
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Their new wellness center in Mission Valley is awesome! So calming and comfortable from the moment you walk in. You can choose from 3 sized bags. I believe and you can mix & match your concoction based on what you want.
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Tina G.
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Amazing place to come to, all the staff is professional , knowledgeable easy to work with and very helpful…
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Araceli P.
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I’ve been going here a year now and they are so professional and willing to accommodate my schedule which is crucial since I’m a business owner and it can be tough!
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John A.
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I've been going here for the last couple of months now and have been super happy with the service I have received. Communication with the staff via text, email, phone or in person has been prompt, professional and excellent.

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Two locations in La Jolla & Mission Valley.
Ph: 619-597-7744

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Faqs

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Side Effects of Prolotherapy?

No procedure is without any side effects, but those from Prolotherapy are minimal. Common side effects include:

- Pain at the injection site.
- Bruising/Swelling
- Possible Allergic Reactions
- Infection

Serious side effects are rare and depend on the injection site, but can include:

- Spinal Headache
- Spinal Disc Injury
- Nerve Damage

What are the benefits of Prolotherapy?

When other treatments, such as physical therapy or medication, have not worked, Prolotherapy can be an effective treatment for many people.

Prolotherapy involves the injection of solution or irritants into affected areas. The injections stimulate the body's natural healing process to reduce pain, restore function, increase mobility, to repair and strengthen joints and ligaments.

How Painful is Prolotherapy?

No one looks forward to getting a shot, but Prolotherapy is minimally invasive and not generally considered painful.

Before administering injections, lidocaine will numb the area to minimize discomfort before injection.  Most people report only mild discomfort during and immediately after the procedure, including a sensation of heaviness in the affected area(s).

After the injection, you may feel cramping or soreness in the treated area.  This is normal and should resolve within 3 to 5 days.  Excessive movement during the initial healing window is not recommended.  

If your pain does not improve or you experience severe side effects, don't hesitate to contact your doctor.

What to expect during Prolotherapy?

First, a doctor will conduct a health screening to assess appropriate treatment options.  Then, your doctor will physically examine the affected areas before injection therapy begins.  They will also review X-rays and imaging results to ensure they can reach the injury or pain site via injection. 

Treatments for a single area can vary between 5 to 20 different injection sites.  

Preparing for Prolotherapy

Once approved for treatment, you will need to stop taking non-inflammatory painkillers at least 48 hours before each session.  

A good, protein-heavy meal before your appointment is also a good idea. 

How is Prolotherapy Administered?

When administering Prolotherapy, a doctor will position you for optimal injection access and then prepare the skin using lidocaine to numb the area to minimize discomfort.

Once the skin is ready, the doctor will administer several injections of an irritant solution in and around the pain site.  The needle is long and thin, but patients tend to say the pain is less than a regular vaccine.

Recovery after Having Prolotherapy

Following injections, you may feel fluid and heaviness around the treated areas.  In addition, you may feel cramping or soreness in the treated area, which is normal and should resolve within 3 to 5 days.  Bruising, stiffness, and swelling may occur but should not be severe.  Excessive movement during the initial healing window is not recommended. 

Most patients return to regular activity the next day.  The areas treated will repair themselves over the next 2 to 3 weeks.

If you experience a fever or the pain continues to get worse, call your doctor right away. 

Does insurance cover the cost of Prolotherapy?

Unfortunately, most insurance companies do not cover prolotherapy as it is not FDA approved. However, some will, so it's important to contact your insurance company directly.

Is Prolotherapy effective treatment for chronic low back pain?

Yes, prolotherapy is an effective treatment for chronic low back pain in most people when used at one-week intervals.