Injection therapies are proven techniques that stimulate the body’s healing process in muscles, tissues and nerves. Natural Health Works’ knowledgeable and skillful application of these therapies helps ensure they properly administered for optimum healing of stubborn musculoskeletal ailments.

Dr. Joanne Gordon and Dr. Gary Dreger are experts in specific forms of injection therapy. This means they can make a well-informed determination on which therapy will be most effective to meet your particular need.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy is an effective treatment for muscle problems called “trigger points,” which can cause considerable muscle pain and dysfunction. Pressing on a trigger point can extend pain to another part of the body, such as pressing on a trigger point in the buttocks creating pain in the leg. Left untreated, trigger points can lead to more pain in nearby muscles.

Trigger point therapy is similar to prolotherapy and involves injections to the damaged muscle. These injections promote the body’s natural healing powers to eliminate the trigger point and enable healthy, new muscle growth.

Natural Health Works has been successfully doing trigger point therapy for over 18 years. Depending on its intensity, a trigger point may require one to four injections.

Neural Therapy

Neural Therapy is a method of treating pain caused by disturbances of the body’s electrical system. These electrical disturbances are called “interference fields” and may be found in scars, autonomic ganglia (or nerve junction boxes), and internal organs.

Neural therapy relieves chronic pain through injection of local anesthetics. This treatment helps with chronic conditions such as headaches, infections, arthritis, lupus, allergies and  more. Specifically, injections are made to nerves that influence pain perception, sensory information and circulatory conditions in every gland and organ in the body.


As with other effective forms of injection therapy, Biopuncture involves the injection of biological products into the skin or muscles to stimulate the immune system and to promote specific healing. Examples of some common injections are low concentrations of arnica for muscle pain, echinacea for strengthening the body’s natural defenses, and nux vomica for digestive problems. Biopuncture has been proven highly effective in treating problems from muscular injuries to allergies and inflammations.

Products utilized in biological injections come from companies that guarantee their production quality and employ strict quality-control measures. Biopuncture is safe and normally produces far less discomfort than conventional “shots” due to the nature of the injection itself. Because it encourages the body’s own healing mechanism, improvement for serious conditions can take weeks but tends to be long lasting.

B-12 Injections

Many people have low B-12 levels. Vitamin B-12 is important for energy, metabolism, nerve and brain function. It is also very helpful for many musculoskeletal conditions like bursitis.

We use only methylcobalamin, which is the natural and best form of B-12 to give.

B-12 injections can be given daily, but are mostly given weekly in a series of 6.

If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today at (503) 722-7776.