The key to healing joints is to stimulate blood vessels to grow into damaged connective tissue. Since the late 1930's, physicians have been using concentrated dextrose, a type of sugar, to create an irritation to the area of damage. This irritation triggers the wound repair process in the body sending in healing cells and fibroblasts, the cells that produce collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body's connective tissue - joints, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and bone. Over time, proliferation of this important protein then organizes and remodels the damaged tissue. Prolotherapy is ideal for mild soft tissue injuries all the way up to severe conditions such as osteoarthritis.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Therapy is a unique method of harvesting platelets from your own bloodstream to enhance wound healing. By concentrating platelets to approximately 5 times normal using a centrifuge, growth factors or "healing hormones" are delivered to the area of damaged tissue. It has been used by top athletes from muscle tears to menisicus tears. Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and Ray Lewis are just a few of the many thousands of people who have seen the incredible effect of this therapy.
People who have moderate to severe pain, joint degeneration, arthritis and tears are ideal candidates for PRP Therapy.
Autologous Stem Cell Therapy
Adult Stem Cell Therapy is the transfer of tissue harvested from the patient's own fat tissue (adipose) to stimulate damaged tissues such as cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and meniscus to heal. "Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs)" are cells more commonly known as pericytes that live around normal tissue such as blood vessels. These cells are triggered to "wake up" when an injury occurs and participate in the healing process. In areas of long-term chronic pain, such as knee osteoarthritis, the local MSCs have been depleted and the once manageable condition begins to degenerate faster and faster.