Regenerative Injection Therapy
stimulates the body’s own natural
healing mechanisms to repair injured musculoskeletal tissue. Regenerative Injection Therapy is also known as nonsurgical ligament and tendon reconstruction.
This treatment is safe for chronic injuries, pain and arthritis. It has been used for more than 80 years with good results. It can be used years after the initial pain or problem began. Because Regenerative Injection Therapy works to repair weak and painful joint areas, it is a long-term solution rather than a temporary measure such as pain medications, anti-inflammatories or steroids.
Stimulating the innate repair system of the body
Regenerative injections start the body’s inherent healing response by causing a temporary, targeted inflammation at the injection site.
The inflammatory response induces the growth of new cells that heal injured ligaments and tendons.
It does this by stimulating macrophage cells to clean up damaged tissue and activating fibroblasts which lay down new collagen and reinforce connective tissues.
Biopsy studies show increased ligament and tendon strength, thickness, and enlargement of the bone-tendon junction after regenerative injections.
TYPES OF INJECTIONS
Least expensive, time proven to be effective and works for most people
PRP-Platelet Rich Plasma
(Concentration of platelets from your own blood)
Potentially faster and more powerful stimulation of healing response
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT TREATMENT
- Regenerative Injections are a safe procedure when performed by a trained physician.
- The use of needles involves risk, but complications are rare.
- The most common side effects are temporary soreness, stiffness and occasional bruising.
- Typically 3-6 treatments for a given area are needed to maximize benefit, with some people showing improvement after 1 or 2 treatments and others needed more than 10.
- It generally takes 4-6 weeks to have significant relief after the 1st injection. Treatment is repeated every 2-6 weeks if needed.
- More treatments are necessary for difficult problems.
- Most people can resume their usual activities within 1-5 days. Movement and exercise are recommended to promote tissue healing and faster recovery.
- In many cases pain will be diminished and not return unless re-injury occurs.
- Complete relief of pain cannot be guaranteed.
- Most people will receive at least 50% relief of their pain.
- Insurance does not cover the cost of Regenerative Injection Therapy.
- Payment is required at time of injections.
- You can use health savings accounts to pay for these services.
- Your diagnosis and evaluation is covered by insurance. We will bill for these services as a typical office visit.
- Cost for joint injections $200.
- Cost for neck and back $300.
- Platelet Rich Plasma will add $300-500 to the cost of injection.