Injection therapy significantly diminishes your pain and supports healing by placing treatments where they’re most beneficial: within the damaged tissues. Dr. Mohammad Shegeft and Dr. Sidney Cruz at Connect Integrative Medicine specialize in therapeutic injections that target damaged and inflamed joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. If you need pain relief or have an injury that’s healing slowly, call the office in Edmonds, Washington, or book an appointment online today.

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When do I need injection therapy?

Injection therapy isn’t a typical shot that goes into your bloodstream. These injections precisely deliver treatments to your painful, injured tissues.

Connect Integrative Medicine offers several types of injection therapy that can treat many musculoskeletal conditions. A few examples include:

  • Sprains
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Back pain
  • Ligament tears
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Chronic pain

Your provider may inject your treatment into joints or near damaged tissue.

What type of injection therapy will I receive?

As naturopathic primary care providers, Connect Integrative Medicine offers medical and natural injections, including:


Prolozone injections (typically used for joint and muscle injuries) contain a mixture of ozone, analgesics, anti-inflammatory medications, vitamins, minerals, and homeopathics. Ozone delivers a high dose of oxygen to accelerate healing. The active ingredients in a Prolozone injection also boost cellular energy, reduce inflammation and stimulate stem cells.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP contains platelets and plasma obtained from a sample of your own blood. Platelets promote the healing process. When you suffer an injury, they travel through your bloodstream to the damaged tissues. They then release proteins called growth factors that initiate healing.

When your provider injects PRP, the platelets boost your body’s natural healing activities. PRP injections quicken healing, regulate inflammation, and stimulate new blood vessel growth.

Trigger point injections

A trigger point occurs when a small area of muscle spasms and creates a hard, painful muscle knot. These injections contain a local anesthetic, vitamins, and sometimes an anti-inflammatory medication. The muscle quickly relaxes after your provider injects the medication directly into the trigger point muscle, allowing pain relief.

What should I expect during injection therapy?

Connect Integrative Medicine providers will address your questions and concerns, ensure you feel comfortable on the exam table, and proceed to apply a local anesthetic to the injection site.

After the treatment is complete, you might experience slight discomfort or swelling at the injection site. Your provider may also recommend taking it easy for a short time to give your body time to heal.

To learn how injection therapy may relieve your pain, call Connect Integrative Medicine or book online today.