Regenerative medicine helps promote tissue repair, using your body’s own healing properties. The body is continually finding equilibrium between repair and breakdown in the body. The body has regenerative processes to counteract the continuous turnover of cells in the body. Regenerative medicine shifts the body back towards repair allowing the body’s natural healing response.
Perineural injection therapy specifically targets neuropathic pain and neurogenic inflammation meaning the nerve fiber itself is damaged, injured or chronically inflamed. This type of pain often develops after an injury and is usually chronic, unrelenting and diffuse in nature. The quality of pain is often aching, nagging or burning with fluctuating severity. Perineural therapy involves superficial injections of dextrose along cutaneous nerve pathways. Dextrose calms down the inflammation around the nerve allowing time for the nerve to heal and eliminating pain.
Prolotherapy is a method of injection treatment designed to stimulate healing. It stimulates an inflammatory response recruiting fibroblast, growth factors, and other collagen building precursors to the area of injury. Prolotherapy is a minimally invasive therapy that utilizes your body’s own ability to heal. This therapy is used for chronic myofascial pain, back pain, osteoarthritis, and ligament/tendon injuries or sprains. Prolotherapy is an effective long- term solution rather than a temporary measure such as drugs or Cortisone.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma therapy involves using your own blood plasma and platelets as an enriched source of growth factors and cytokines directly at the site of injury. This allows for growth, repair and strengthening of the tissue as well as pain reduction. PRP’s advantage over prolotherapy is placing your body’s own growth and healing factors in a concentrated location at the site of injury rather than having them travel to the site of injury. PRP is indicated for tendonitis/tendon tear, ligament sprain/tears, muscle strains/tears, plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis, rotator cuff injuries, and chronic joint pain.
Exosomes, most simply, are microscopic vesicles or ‘sacs’ filled with anti-inflammatory components that naturally occur throughout our tissues but can be purchased in a highly concentrated dose and injected through an IV into our bodies. Each dose carries millions of these components which include 20+ types of immune & growth factors, 20+ types of mRNA (messenger RNA that instruct protein construction in the body), and many other factors. As we age, they decline.
Functionally, exosomes augment communication between cells. Similar to stem cells that do contain some exosomes but can take an extended time to grow into new functional cells, a concentrated dose of exosomes works within a few weeks to modulate inflammation, improve cellular signaling and reduce chronic diseases of all types.
Exosomes have been utilized by patients to address muscloskeletal pain, neurodegenerative diseases, heart, lung & kidney diseases, inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, depression & bipolar disease, drug addiction, aging, diabetes type II, neuropathy, CIDP, autism and just about everything else.
And exosomes can last! One study regarding chronic kidney disease found a peak effect at 12 weeks with persistent improvements at the end of the study period 52 weeks later after only 2 doses, one week apart.
Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Via, a mini-liposuction procedure, we harvest your own healing power through stromal vascular fraction which contain your mesenchymal stem cells and their exosomes. Anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulating, and regenerative, they can be a powerful therapeutic modality for many indications.
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