Regenerative Therapies for Musculoskeletal Conditions
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP) can be used to reduce pain, expedite healing, as well as restore function and quality of life.
Platelets are cells within the blood that are naturally released by the body when an injury occurs. Platelets help blood clotting and released many growth factors and other proteins that are necessary to speed healing and restore tissue.
Degeneration of joints and tissue can occur due to aging or trauma, resulting in pain, reduced mobility and impaired quality of life. Allograft Cellular Therapy (ACT) is rich in cytokines, growth factors, and proteins that promote regeneration of cells and tissue. ACT has anti-inflammatory properties, which has been shown to improve tissue regeneration in cartilage, muscle, and other soft tissue injuries. Other important properties of ACT are the ability to reduce cellular death and increase new blood vessel growth.
Prolotherapy is used to treat injuries or conditions that cause pain that will not heal. Prolotherapy helps to stimulate the body’s healing processes to strengthen and repair injured and painful joints and connective tissue. When ligaments and tendons are stretched or torn, the joint that they are supporting destabilizes and can become painful. Prolotherapy can help to repair the weakened tissue and produce new collagen, resulting in improved stabilization of the joints. This results in reduction of pain and improved performance.
Prolotherapy works by stimulating our body’s natural healing mechanisms to lay down new tissue in the weakened area. This is done by a directed injection to the site of injury and stimulating the healing process. A mild inflammatory effect is created to encourage new growth of tissue and healing. Benefits include repair of injured tissue, increased circulation,improved performance and reduction in pain.
Treatment intervals vary depending on the location and severity of the injury. Often four to six treatments are needed.
Commonly Treated Conditions
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Trigger Point Injections with Myofascial Release
Trigger points are very common culprits of pain. Areas of uncontrolled muscle tightness cause tenderness and referred pain. Trigger points may even interfere with normal range of motion and strength. Pain is often described as a dull ache, or deep, pressing pain or burning, often accompanied by fatigue of the muscle. Fascia, similar to the white layer surrounding an orange, is connective tissue throughout our body that provides structural support. Restrictions in fascia can interfere with normal motion and contribute to pain.
Our therapies utilize injections, manual manipulation, and other instruments to locate and release muscle tension and soft tissue adhesions. This results in pain reduction, improved range of motion, faster healing and improved circulation.
Myofascial release may also help to reduce the appearance of cellulite, the dimpling appearance of skin that is common on thigh, buttocks, and hips. Cellulite is caused by bulging of fat pockets through the fascial connections under the skin. Fascial adhesions contribute to the cottage cheese appearance and reduce blood flow to the tissue. Release tightened fascia can help to promote circulation and reduce the appearance of cellulite.