Regenerative injection therapies utilize non-surgical injection procedures for the permanent repair of damaged tendons, ligaments and joints, by enhancing the body’s natural cycle of repair. It merges cutting-edge technology with the body’s ability to heal itself. Our regenerative and biological treatments here at Hosmer Chiropractic Health include Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).

INDICATIONS:  Regenerative injections are an effective treatment for all manner of acute and chronic joint pain. Here is just a partial list:

  • Osteoarthritis (knees, hands, wrists, hips, etc)
  • Back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Ligament sprains
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • TMJ
  • Tendinitis
  • Unresolved whiplash injuries
Patients who utilize these therapies are commonly able to avoid more invasive procedures like surgery, and are an excellent alternative to steroid injections and the chronic use of NSAIDs (i.e. ibuprofen) and narcotic medications.

HOW IT WORKS:

When injected into the damaged area, a mild inflammatory response ensues, which triggers one’s natural healing cascade. This encourages the deposit of new, better organized collagen, strengthens ligaments, stabilizes joints, and reverses conditions associated with arthritic joints.

Prolotherapy is the most time-tested form of non-surgical injection procedures. It is effective for mild-to-moderate osteoarthritis and joint injuries. Prolotherapy involves injections of a mildly irritating solution into the painful area. The irritant, usually a dextrose-based solution, triggers the body’s natural healing resulting in joint tissue repair.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): In PRP therapy, a concentrated solution of the patient’s own platelets is injected into the area of pain or injury, delivering a powerful cocktail of growth factors, encouraging cartilage regeneration and ultimately relieves pain and related dysfunction.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

While response to these therapy varies, most people require one to three treatments spaced at least 4-6 weeks apart. Initial improvement is usually seen within a few weeks, with patients gradually returning to normal function. In research studies and clinical practice, treatment has been shown to have lasting results.