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Provider giving a patient a regenerative therapy shot

Prolotherapy & Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) – Regenerative Injection Therapies at LotusRain Naturopathic Clinic in San Diego:

Injection therapies are used for pain management and to regenerate components that keep your body functioning properly. They are minimally invasive, a natural alternative to opioid use, and reduce discomfort caused by inflammatory conditions.

Common conditions treated with injection therapies include:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Knee Injuries
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Gout
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Bursitis
  • TMJ
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Paresthesia

Prolotherapy vs Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Both treatments promote and accelerate the body’s own natural healing processes to reduce pain and rebuild tissue.  Aside from how the procedure is performed, the difference between the two is the substance used for the injection.

Prolotherapyis glucose injection that acts as an irritant, signaling the body’s natural immune response to start collagen production providing nourishment to the damaged tissue throughout the fibers and joints.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Uses the body’s own blood platelets to remedy and bring relief.  The provider draws blood from the patient, separates out the platelets and plasma in a centrifuge, and then injects the platelet-rich plasma into the patient’s body. These platelets then go to work rebuilding damaged tissue.


Consulting with our regenerative medicine specialist will help you determine which procedure is right for you.