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Prolotherapy Portland, Oregon

Revive Your Musculoskeletal Health: Explore Prolotherapy at Proactive Choice for Minimally Invasive Pain Relief and Optimal Recovery.

What is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy presents an alternative approach to alleviate joint and muscle pain. It is referred to as regenerative injection therapy or proliferation therapy; prolotherapy is a treatment designed for joint and muscle pain relief. This technique involves injecting a sugar or saline substance into the affected joint or muscle as an irritant. The body responds by mobilizing immune cells and other chemicals to the area, initiating natural healing. This therapeutic process aims to repair damaged soft tissue, including nerves, blood vessels, and muscle tissue in the joint or muscle area.

Reduces Pain and Stiffness

Prolotherapy injections induce an inflammatory response, promoting natural healing to form new collagen and strengthen ligaments, tendons, and joints. This aids in relieving pain and stiffness linked to arthritis, tendinitis, and bursitis.

Improves Joint Function

Enhanced ligaments and tendons provide better joint support, boosting stability and range of motion. It is particularly beneficial for athletes and those with chronic pain limiting mobility.

Nonsurgical Treatment

Prolotherapy is minimally invasive, involving only injections and causing minimal discomfort. This reduces recovery time and potential surgical complications, making it an appealing nonsurgical pain management option.


In comparison to ongoing medication or potential surgery costs, prolotherapy can be a more economical long-term solution for chronic pain. They are often requiring fewer sessions than alternative treatments.

Durable Results

Studies indicate long-lasting pain relief and improved function with prolotherapy, sometimes extending for several years with proper maintenance. This ensures significant relief, enabling a return to normal activities without constant pain.

Minimal Side Effects

Prolotherapy generally induces mild, temporary soreness or swelling at the injection site. These effects are typically mild, resolving within a few days.



Discuss symptoms and medical history with Dr. Drew Collins, undergo a physical exam, and potentially get diagnostic tests.


Follow specific instructions regarding medications or activities to avoid before the injection, based on its location.


Applying local anesthetic ensures a pain-minimized experience, promoting comfort and ease throughout the injection process. 


Thin needles deliver a solution containing an irritant (typically dextrose or saline) to trigger an inflammatory response.

Number of Injections

The number of injections to be administered varies based on condition type and severity; multiple sessions may be needed for optimal results.


We monitor progress and may suggest physical therapy or complementary treatments for enhanced healing.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Prolotherapy is commonly used for musculoskeletal pain, including arthritis, tendinitis, and bursitis. Your healthcare provider can determine its suitability based on your specific condition.

  • The number of sessions varies based on the type and severity of your condition. Your healthcare provider will create a personalized treatment plan that may involve multiple sessions spaced over several weeks.

  • You may need to avoid certain medications or activities depending on the injection location. Your doctor will provide detailed instructions during the preparation phase.

  • While generally safe, mild side effects may include temporary soreness, bruising, inflammation, or, extremely rarely, an allergic reaction to numbing ingredients like lidocaine.

  • Most individuals can resume normal activities within a few days. Still, complete healing and pain relief may take several weeks or months, depending on the severity of the condition and the number of injections required.

At Proactive Choice, we strive to provide the best experience for patients seeking their first consultation with a doctor. Our dedicated and knowledgeable team is committed to tailored care and individual attention, ensuring you get the most out of your initial consultation.

We do not participate with insurance.

However, we accept Health Savings Accounts and Flex Savings Accounts.

We also accept Visa, Amex, Master Card, and Discover. 

To book your first appointment please call: (858) 333-5196

Initial Consult


Unlock Healing and Renewed Mobility With Prolotherapy, a Minimally Invasive Solution for Musculoskeletal Pain.

Regain Your Strength and Rediscover Active Living

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