Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine aims to stimulate the body's healing response to repair damaged tissue. Unlike steroid injections, which calm inflammation and lead to bone degeneration, regenerative medicine often triggers inflammation for a short period and strengthens tissues.

regenerative medicine

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) uses platelets which are injected into the damaged and produce growth factors to stimulate healing. Blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. The area to be treated is first anesthetized, then the PRP is injected. The platelets relase pro-inflammatory cytokines and growth factors which trigger inflammation and stimulate the immune system to attend to the area. This causes swelling pain discomfort, usually for about 1 week. Anti-inflammatories are avoided during the first 2 weeks because they will stop this process. Typically 1 to 3 treatments, 4 weeks apart, are needed for optimal recovery.

Prolotherapy uses dextrose (sugar) to stimulate healing. Dextrose chemically irritates the tissues to recruit an immune response. Prolotherapy also helps tightening lose ligaments after a sprain to optimize the biomechanics of a joint. A series of 2 to 5 injections, two weeks apart, may be needed for optimal healing.

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Conditions Treated

  • Neurologic, Orthopedic, Rheumatologic
  • Headache and Migraine
  • Cancer Pain
  • Central Pain Syndromes
  • Arthritis / Joint Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sciatica and Herniated discs
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Muscle Pain
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Stomach Pain

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