Regenerative Injection Therapy
Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT) relieves pain due to injury, chronic overuse, or degeneration by initiating the body’s natural healing processes. Minimally-invasive injections are administered to the affected joint(s) or source of pain. Depending on the nature of the issue, regenerative injections may eliminate the need for steroid injections or orthopedic surgery altogether.
- Prolotherapy: Prolotherapy stabilizes and strengthens joints by stimulating the natural repair of tendons and/or ligaments. A mild irritant solution is injected to trigger a mild inflammation that re-initiates the body’s repair processes. Prolotherapy is a great option for slow-healing injuries or those that never healed properly, such as whiplash, rotator cuff or labral tears, Tennis/Golfer’s elbow, bursitis, low back pain, SI joint dysfunction, knee injuries (ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus), ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, or any ligamentous laxity.
- Prolozone: Prolozone injections bring together Prolotherapy and Ozone Therapy techniques. An anti-inflammatory and nutrient-containing solution is first injected into or around the damaged structures, followed by medical-grade ozone. The ozone immediately dissociates into oxygen and several other molecules which aid in tissue repair. Prolozone shines for its ability to give a patient pain relief quickly so that healing may begin.
- Platelet-Rich Plasma: Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) utilizes the body’s own concentrated healing factors to repair injured or damaged tissue. This process involves extracting the platelets and growth factors from the patient’s blood, then re-injecting into the site of injury. This therapy is effective for many conditions such as osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, low back pain and/or sciatica, muscle strains, and various acute or chronic tendon and ligament injuries (see Prolotherapy).
- Perineural Injection Therapy: Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT) is used to treat inflamed or damaged nerves. Perineual injections decrease pain signaling while simultaneously nourishing the nerve for regeneration. Some examples of indications include carpal tunnel, migraines, peripheral neuropathy, sciatica, and post-herpetic or trigeminal neuralgia.
- Stem Cells: Several types of stem cell therapies are available including amniotic, umbilical, and exosomes. Autologous BMAC (bone marrow) stem cells will soon be available as well. Stem cell treatment can be a great option for those with pre-existing conditions that make them unlikely to respond to other regenerative injection therapies.
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
LLLT uses a low-intensity application of light that triggers biochemical changes to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and accelerate tissue regeneration. This therapy has demonstrated proliferative effects for skin, nerves, tendons, cartilage, and bones. Low Level Laser Therapy can be used to treat both acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Due to its ability to enhance blood flow and collagen synthesis, it significantly shortens recovery time from injury. LLLT is commonly used for sports-related injuries such as tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, and Achilles tendinitis.
Frequency Specific Microcurrent
This treatment uses mild electrical currents to reduce inflammation, increase ATP (energy) production, and stimulate healing. FSM is commonly used to treat muscle and nerve pain, scar tissue, and inflammatory disorders. It is a beneficial therapy for many different conditions including:
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Menstrual Disorders
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Sports Injuries
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process. This incredible tool works by reprogramming the nervous system to correct dysfunctional pathways in the body that cause pain and immobility. The Kinesio Taping® Method has been used by Olympic and everyday athletes alike to recover from injury, correct musculoskeletal imbalances, and restore pain-free movement. Latex-free, hypoallergenic, and water-resistant, Kinesio Tape is wearable for multiple days. It does not restrict range of motion, and is effective for chronic pain, rehabilitation, and prevention.