Pain management of joints, back, neck, and essentially all musculoskeletal problems are performed at GenStem Prolotherapy Institute, using non-invasive and non-surgical techniques and therapies to regenerate ligaments and tendons. We want to delay or prevent serious surgical procedures and relieve chronic pain and suffering.
Prolotherapy is a method of regenerative injection treatment designed to stimulate healing. Prolotherapy is used for musculoskeletal pain namely ligament and tendon laxity that is causing either acute or chronic pain. It is an excellent treatment for low back and neck pain, chronic strains and sprains, tennis and golfer’s elbow, whiplash injuries, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, ankles strains and sprains and other joint pains. Chronic tendinitis and tendinosis and osteoarthritis pain can also be treated with prolotherapy. Prolotherapy works by raising the level of growth factors at the site of injury and promoting tissue growth and repair. It can be used years after the initial injury or problem began as long as the patient is healthy. Prolotherapy is a medical procedure that many acute and chronic pain patients, as well as athletes with sports injuries, are turning to because it is used as an alternative to surgery, arthroscopy, cortisone shots, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, and narcotic pain medications.
Platelet Rich Plasma Prolotherapy or (PRP therapy) and Stem cell Prolotherapy are advanced prolotherapy treatments used to repair injured tissues. They are minimally invasive and offer a natural approach to repairing damaged or weak structures in the body.
Blood is withdrawn from the patient’s arm, spun down in a centrifuge, and the platelet rich plasma is removed. This solution is then injected into these painful areas and is used to initiate our body’s healing powers. Platelets create an inflammatory response and contain growth factors that are released to allow for this healing and regenerative process to take place.
The stem cells are taken out from the patient’s abdominal fat or bone marrow, and can be used often with PRP. They can be combined in a mixed solution to give the injured tissue an inflammatory response with the needed growth factors and immature cells that help heal and strengthen the weak and damaged ligaments and tendons.
For either of these types of treatment, one to three sessions are usually needed to alleviate inflammation and provide long-term resolution of your injury and pain.