Frequently asked questions
I advise my patients to take a two day break from using the area that I’ve treated. Depending upon the activity, resuming use of the treated area can begin on the 3rd day.
Tylenol can be taken during treatment, but NSAIDs including Advil, ibuprofen, naproxen should not be taken due to interference with prolotherapy’s stimulation of inflammation.
Cost depends on time spent for treatment and what solutions are used. Prices range from $99 per treatment to $300 per treatment for prolotherapy, prolozone or neural prolotherapy, which I often use together.
I find about 80% of my patients with pain respond to prolotherapy. This is correlated in various prolotherapy studies.
This varies according to patient response. The therapy stimulates the body’s own healing process and each of us will respond differently. Knees are fastest to respond and often 4 to 8 treatments are needed. I have a few patients with knee problems who have only had 1 or 2 and needed no further treatment. Hips and shoulders usually take longer to repair, often between 6 to 10 treatments, although relief can often be felt immediately. Other areas typically require 6 to 8 treatments.
Prolotherapy can be performed on almost any joint, ligament or tendon including; lower back, knees, hips, shoulders, ankles, jaw, neck, mid-back, ribs, elbows, wrists, fingers, pubic bone, SI joint, sacrum, toes and the feet.
For most patients, the injections themselves do not hurt. Soreness can be experienced afterward for hours to a couple of days typically at the injection sites. This is due to inflammation that causes white blood cells and platelets to produce growth factor to repair damaged tendons and ligaments.
Naturopathic Physicians are regulated in Manitoba which allows for coverage by many private or work medical plans. Call your medical insurance plan to see if you have coverage for Naturopathic Physicians.
Virtually all chronic and acute conditions may benefit from Naturopathic Medicine. People of all ages can be helped. Dr. Ceaser treats many health concerns including, but not limited to:
- Chronic Illness
- Asthma, Allergies and Environmental Illness
- Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, chronic pain
- Hypertension, Atherosclerosis, Heart Problems
- IBS and chronic digestive problems
- Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis
- Eczema, Psoriasis and other skin conditions
- Cystisis, Prostatitis, Impotence
- Cancer, Diabetes, Hypoglycemia
- Hypothyroidism Women's Conditions
- Menopausal Problems
- PMS, Menstrual Disorders
- Fibrocystic Breast Disease
- Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
- Osteoporosis Acute Conditions
- Colds and Flu, Sinusitis
- Ear and Throat Infection
- Headaches and migraines
- Intestinal Upsets Other
- Anxiety, Depression
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Hyperactivity and Behavioral Problems
- Sports injuries
- Weight loss
Hundreds of modern clinical studies have validated natural medicines used by NDs. Journals, such as the Alternative Medicine Review, publish new studies regarding natural medicines that is indexed on Medline, the world's largest database of medical abstracts. Naturopathic schools also facilitate evidence-based research often in conjunction with conventional medical institutions. Studies conducted at Naturopathic Colleges have already verified the effectiveness of nutrition and the treatment of arthritis, homeopathy and the treatment of allergic rhinitis and herbal medicine and the treatment of menopausal symptoms.
Naturopathy uses natural medicines and gentle, non-invasive treatments. It is a regulated alternative profession in Manitoba which has an act overseen by the legislature. Naturopathic Medicines have been used for centuries safely and effectively. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are knowledgeable about contraindications between naturopathic remedies and conventional medicines. NDs work together with other health care practitioners when appropriate.