68 East 2nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V5T 1B1
Canada

604-428-9478

Dr. Brandon Spletzer, ND practices evidence based Naturopathic Medicine with a special focus on mild traumatic brain injuries/concussions, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Weight Loss and Prolotherapy.

Injection Therapies

 

Injections are effective ways to get substances, such as vitamins and medications, directly into the body without requiring absorption through the gastrointestinal tract. Injections allow for delivery of substances into very precise locations, making treatment more specific to the area of need.

 

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Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is a Regenerative Medical Therapy designed to stimulate the body to rebuild and repair areas of degeneration and pain. These injections are a safe and non surgical option for patients experiencing chronic pain due to arthritis, sports injuries such as sprains and strains, and overuse. Following Prolotherapy the use of Specific Exercise Therapy improves joint loading and prevents load compromised positions to assist the healing and prevent recurrence.

 
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Platelet Rich Plasma 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a portion of your plasma (a part of blood) that contains platelets, growth factors and cytokines that can promote the healing and regeneration of tissues. Harvesting PRP from your own blood is very safe and can be done in office. PRP may help patients with soft tissue injuries, osteoarthritis and even is being used for dermal and cosmetic applications. 

 
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B Vitamin Injections

B Vitamins are essential cofactors required for everyday metabolic processes. The most commonly injected B vitamin is Vitamin B12. While Vitamin B12 is readily found in meat, fish and dairy, some individuals do not consume these foods. It is important to supplement with Vitamin B12 following blood testing to ensure it is required. Vitamin B12 is also used for various conditions, such as pernicious anemia, depression, inflammatory bowel disease and to help boost mood, energy and the immune system. 

Vitamin B12 can be paired with other B vitamins to formulate custom injections tailored to the needs of each specific patient. 

 
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Neural therapy

Neural Therapy is an injection therapy developed in the 1940's and has been used extensively showing it to be safe and effective. The injections can be used for a variety of conditions, including scar modulation, and areas of pain known as trigger points (tight knots in muscles). By injecting the fascia below scars, patients can experience improved mobility and decreased pain with movement. Trigger point injections can illicit a twitch response and reset the neural signals that cause muscles to "fire" allowing them to relax, reducing pain and improving movement.