The goal of regenerative medicine is to stimulate the body’s capacity to heal itself to relieve chronic illnesses and pain. Regenerative medicine procedures tend not to use drugs, chemicals, or invasive surgeries to attain outcomes but instead uses natural compounds and sometimes mechanical stimulants. Regenerative medicine is an evolving science that has been studied around the world for many years. Dr. Andrey Lutskovsky, our in-house regenerative medicine expert, has been studying this field for nearly twenty years. Call for a consultation and find out more about the benefits of regenerative medicine.
What Do Ozone Therapy and Prolozone Therapy Do?
Patients with chronic joint pain and inflammation often benefit from ozone therapy or prolozone therapy. These are similar treatments in which ozonated blood is injected at the injured site to help kick-start the healing process. Prolozone therapy has an added step of injecting a nutrient solution into the affected area to further support regeneration and healing.
High Dose Ozone versus Intravenous Ozone Therapy
In fact, high dose ozone therapy is one type of intravenous ozone therapy. All intravenous ozone therapy requires blood to be drawn from the patient, enriched with ozone, and reinjected. The amount of ozone added may differ depending on the treatment. High dose ozone typically adds 50 times the amount of ozone or regular intravenous ozone treatments, increasing its effectiveness.
Stem Cell Injections Complement Other Regenerative Procedures
Many regenerative medicine therapies work better in combination with other procedures. For example, high dose ozone or PRP injections are often used to complement stem cell injections. The benefits of each treatment work together to increase the overall benefit. Patients receiving combination therapies often report better results than stem cell injections alone.
Prolotherapy – Irritation to Induce Healing
Many patients are surprised to hear that in Prolotherapy, which is used to promote the healing of sports injuries and damaged ligaments and tendons, involves the injection of an irritant to the affected area. The irritant causes brief inflammation before the healing process can begin. While this seems counterintuitive, inflammation is the body’s way of jump-starting healing!
American Regenerative Clinic serves patients at two locations in Kalamazoo and Bingham Farms, Michigan. Call us at (248) 876-4242 to book a consultation to learn more about the benefits of regenerative medicine.