San Diego, CA 92109
Dr. Gary Matson is a board certified family practice physician who has been providing prolotherapy treatments to his patients since 1995. Many of these patients had tried numerous traditional forms of treatment for their chronic back and neck injuries without success. With prolotherapy their pain was relieved and they were able to return to their normal everyday activities.
Dr. Matson also provides Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, an advanced form of prolotherapy. In PRP Therapy we use the patient’s own blood products (concentrated platelets) as the prolotherapy solution to activate the body’s own wound healing process.
Dr. Matson became a believer in prolotherapy when he himself was treated for a chronic back injury due to weight lifting.
Daily back pain radiating all the way down to his foot was completely relieved with several sessions of prolotherapy. Seeing beneficial results, Dr. Matson received training in prolotherapy so that he could offer this form of treatment to his patients. Like himself, his patients were searching for an alternative to surgery for their chronic pain. Prolotherapy was the answer!
Dr. Matson is a member of both major national prolotherapy/sclerotherapy medical associations- the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine and the American College of Osteopathic Pain Management and Sclerotherapy. (Prolotherapy and Sclerotherapy are synonymous terms for the same form of treatment.)
He is a board certified family practice physician. As a D.O.(Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine)
Dr. Matson has specialized training in treating the musculoskeletal system. Many patients request that Dr. Matson provide them with osteopathic manipulative therapy (O.M.T.) in addition to prolotherapy. O.M.T. is a form of treatment similar to a chiropractic “adjustment”, in which the osteopathic physician uses his or her hands to re-align the spine or reposition joints. This treatment relieves pain and improves the blood circulation and nerve supply to the injured area.