After an initial injury, the body begins a healing cascade of events that last
about 4 weeks. The goal of this cascade of events is to re-model injured tissue and bring it
back to its pre-injury state.
For many people, the initial injury caused too much damage for the body to fully
repair within one 4-week healing cycle and they begin to have chronic pain. RIT
“reminds” the body of the injury with each treatment so that the natural repair
mechanisms are switched back on at the site of the injury.
It will often take a series of RIT treatments spaced at appropriate intervals to
maximize the healing power of the body. Sometimes a patient’s body is incapable
of generating an appropriate healing response because of other factors such as
deficient nutritional support. These factors are addressed in conjunction with
RIT treatment so that the maximum benefit can be made with each session.
Prolotherapy is just one of the techniques of RIT that a growing number of
people have heard about. Prolotherapy is the injection of dextrose into a loose
joint, ligament or tendon attachment to strengthen and tighten the structures
that are causing pain. There are a significant number of studies that validate
its successful use in treating back pain, osteoarthritis, elbow pain and loose
Some of the commonly treated ailments with RIT are:
Osteo-arthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease)
Low back pain
Golfer’s and tennis elbow
Unstable shoulder joints (repeated dislocations)
Surgical scar reduction (ie. tummy tucks & cesarian section scars)
Any muscle injury & pain
NOTE: CCNM's Dr. Shaun Riddle is a member of the Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic Injection and has done extensive
coursework in the successful application of RIT and conducts.
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