Regenerative Injection Therapy (Prolotherapy and PRP)
Regenerative Joint Therapy (Prolotherapy) and Pain Management
If you have chronic pain resulting from sports injuries or arthritis, regenerative injection therapy (RIT) is an effective alternative to surgery, cortisone shots, and drugs. Regenerative injections therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Prolotherapy, work by stimulating the body to repair the painful injured area(s) by stimulating your body’s natural healing response, stem-cell aggregation and inflammation at a much stronger and more focused effort than when the injury first occurred. RIT allows the body to restart the healing cascade even in injuries that are decades old, allowing for the injured joint to heal in a more complete way.
Regenerative injections, the latest in pain management solutions, involves 3-6 rounds of injections to the area of chronic pain or a damaged joint. Prolotherapy injections consist of a solution of dextrose, lidocaine, and saline to stimulate a localized inflammatory healing response into the area of ligament injury. PRP uses a concentrated solutions of platelets from your blood to facilitate growth and repair of ligaments, tendons, and connective tissue. The treatment works to strengthen the damaged tissue over the next 2-3 weeks, allowing you to continue your daily activities with little downtime and minimal discomfort.
Conditions helped by regenerative injections:
- Sprains and unstable joints
- Torn ligaments
- Chronic joint pain
- Degenerative Disks
- Cartilage injuries
- Over-use injuries
- Whip lash
- Sports injuries
Pre/Post treatment recommendations:
- No aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products for 7-10 days prior to the procedure.
- No fish oil/omega oils for ten days prior to procedure.
- No swimming or hot tub/bath 48-72 hours post treatment.
- No exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post-treatment.
- Use a neoprene or light weight brace/wrap over the injected joint for the next 24-48 hours and during exercise.