Chambers Clinic is a leader in Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Prolozone Injection Therapies. We offer long-lasting pain relief that rebuilds tissues naturally
What is prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy is a form of regenerative medicine for acute or chronic pain that repairs and heals damaged tissues. “Prolo” is an injection therapy for shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle and back pain and other musculoskeletal injuries. Whether the pain is from a recent or old injury, osteoarthritis or “wear and tear” from age, most of our patients feel 100 percent better within a few treatments. Chambers Clinic has worked with hundreds of patients who have seen relief when nothing else worked for their pain.
How does prolotherapy work?
Prolotherapy is a research-based therapy to help manage pain, provide natural aesthetics and reverse disease. It is becoming more popular because it stimulates the body’s own natural ability to heal.
Think about what happens if you cut your finger: the body immediately mobilizes resources to repair the tissue. The way it sends this signal is to mildly inflame the area. Prolotherapy works in a similar way. The doctor injects a natural solution directly into the damaged joint space, muscle tissue or ligament. This creates slight irritation, which signals the body’s rapid healing and repair mechanisms. The result is that you heal faster and more completely.
Chambers Clinic doctors use different solutions – such as B-vitamins, platelet rich plasma (PRP) or ozone – for prolotherapy depending on the patient’s type or severity of injury, their age, budget and desired healing timetable. We also incorporate solutions such as lidocaine that dull pain and ensure a comfortable procedure.
A typical session might involve 2-10 injections into the affected body part. Patients return every 1-3 weeks for treatment until the pain resolves, usually within 3-5 sessions.
The goal is to get you out of pain and return you to maximum function for the activities you enjoy most.
Our staff and team of doctors are with you every step of the way to ensure a comfortable and painless experience.
What are Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections?
PRP injections are quickly becoming the standard for pain management and aesthetic medicine. We draw a vial of blood and spin it in a centrifuge to separate serum and platelets. Then we inject this nutrient-rich layer into the affected tissue. As a result, with PRP, we see an increase in autologous growth factors linked to regeneration of damaged tissue.
PRP injections are used for tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, and skin. Research has shown increased satellite cell activation and increased diameter of regenerating fibers, which lead to accelerated recovery and healing time. Surgeons have been using PRP in conjunction with surgery to yield better results. We prefer to give PRP alone – before surgery is needed -- and have seen outstanding results, which can often help patients avoid it altogether.
Chambers Clinic also offers PRP for aesthetics as an anti-aging therapy. PRP facials using painless micro-needling help rejuvenate the skin and improve muscle tone to help you look years younger. In addition, PRP injections can be utilized to minimize or remove scars
What is prolozone?
Prolozone is an injection therapy that utilizes ozone gas. Oxygen – O2 -- has two molecules. Ozone has three: O3. When introduced into the body, the extra oxygen molecule breaks off and acts as a free radical. In the context of injection therapy, the extra molecule creates mild inflammation at the local site, which signals the body to heal it. Ozone also is anti-microbial. The net result of prolozone is that it safely speeds healing. Chambers Clinic is one of the few naturopathic clinics in Arizona to offer ozone therapies and prolozone injections.
Why should I get prolotherapy?
Injection therapies for pain are nothing new. You may already be familiar with cortisone shots, the most common pain therapy. Anti-inflammatory medications such as these work to mask pain; however, these also suppress the body’s natural healing mechanisms. So while many will feel relief, the original cause of the pain remains. In fact, over time, repeated cortisone shots can actually worsen tissue damage. This becomes a vicious cycle: tissue damage causes pain, the pain gets suppressed, the damaged tissue deteriorates (or patients get cocky and over-work the pain-free but still-damaged area), pain worsens later, repeat.
Prolotherapy works because it addresses both pain and healing – and this happens naturally. When the tissue heals, it’s nearly as good as new – and the pain disappears – often permanently.
Chambers Clinic can quarterback your pain care or complement your existing therapy regimen. We regularly work with orthopedic surgeons, primary care physicians, pain clinics, physical therapists and chiropractic care providers to ensure the best possible care.
Who can benefit from prolotherapy?
Regenerative treatments such as prolotherapyor PRP can benefit anyone with muscle, ligament or joint injuries or dermatological conditions:
Knee pain and ACL, MCL, LCL and meniscus tears
Shoulder pain, dislocation and torn or lax shoulder ligaments
Low back or sacral pain
Foot pain and plantar fasciitis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Aesthetics / facial rejuvenation