Regenerative medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on ways to replace, repair or replace damaged human tissue. This approach to medicine applies the notion that the body has a way to repair damaged tissue naturally.
Throughout your lifetime, your body has the ability to repair bruises, cuts, deep wounds, or heal broken bones. However, the injuries can exceed the body’s ability to heal itself, resulting in ongoing pain. Medications are standard of care for chronic pain, but they are associated with unpleasant side effects. Surgery to repair damaged tissue is an option of last resort.
Prolotherapy and other regenerative medical procedures aid your body to do what it does naturally—repair itself.
Prolotherapy: is a regenerative medicine technique used to stimulate and repair painful ligaments, tendons, and joints, including osteoarthritis and sports injuries. It has been used since the 1950s and is associated with minimal risk and few side effects. Moreover, it is effective and gaining popularity for treating back pain, muscle and bone injuries, and osteoarthritis. Prolotherapy involves the injection of an irritant such as dextrose solution or a suspension of cells from your body such as blood cells or bone marrow into an affected tissue, causing inflammation, which stimulates the growth of new tissue.
Prolozone: is a regenerative medicine technique that involves an injection of a mixture of local anesthetic (procaine), anti-inflammatory medicine, natural medicines (e.g., homeopathics, vitamins, and minerals), and ozone (oxygen) gas into an affected area. It is effective at regenerating joints, damaged tissues, and at stopping pain. It treats tendonitis, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, gout, and osteoarthritis.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): is a regenerative medicine technique that uses a platelet enriched solution derived from the patient’s blood sample. The blood sample is centrifuged to create a platelet-rich plasma that contains growth factors similar to what is found in stem cells. The platelet-rich plasma sample is injected into damaged tissue to stimulate healing and repair.
At the Pain Care Clinic (PCC), we offer Prolotherapy, Prolozone, and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapies.