Prolotherapy

Stimulating the Body’s Natural Healing Response

naturopathic-care-prolotherapy-painLigaments and tendons can often times become compromised from sports injuries, trauma, aging and every day wear and tear, which later turns into nagging joint pain.  Prolotherapy involves injections of irritant solution (most often Dextrose) into ligaments and tendons supporting affected joints.  This causes a local, controlled inflammation in these weakened areas, which leads to an increase in blood supply and flow of nutrients, growth factors and mediators; effectively stimulating the tissue into repairing itself.

Prolotherapy gained its name because it causes proliferation: growth and formation of new collagen fibers.  Weak ligaments and tendons lead to joint instability, which leads to pain and loss of function.  Prolotherapy treatments strengthen these weakened areas, leading to improved joint and muscle function with significantly less pain.

Because many people tend to view inflammation as negative, it may seem counter-intuitive to stimulate an inflammatory response.  But inflammation is actually a major part in your body’s healing response!  Inflammation is like a nutrient highway to the damaged areas.  The case many long-term injuries is that the healing process was never completed, leaving behind scarred tissue.  By stimulating inflammation in the area of the injury, you’re actually re-starting the healing process!

Prolotherapy is a safe, non-invasive, drug-free and affordable treatment for those requiring chronic pain medication, cortisone or other steroid shots, or even surgery.  Typically 2-8 sessions are needed to help you reach maximum relief.  Each session includes multiple injections to the affected area.  The amount of sessions needed depends on the extent of your injury.

Please read the below instructions carefully.

• Discontinue Anti-Inflammatory medication (Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, and Aspirin) at least 3-4 days before your procedure.
• Discontinue any blood thinners or any herbs, supplements or vitamins 1-2 weeks before your procedure.
• Discontinue corticosteroids 1-2 weeks before your procedure.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to call our office at 248-876-4242.

Please read the following steps carefully.

0-3 Days Post Prolotherapy: 
• It is recommended that the patient rest the day of the treatment. After the first day, patients can begin to return to normal physical activities.
• We strongly encourage you to use connective tissue support vitamins and/or cream. It is imperative that you take this as directed by the doctor; they will enhance the healing process.
• DO NOT apply ice to the affected joint(s).
• DO NOT TAKE anti-inflammatory medications such as; Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, and Aspirin, for at least 2 weeks after your procedure.
• DO NOT TAKE corticosteroids for at least 2 weeks following your procedure.
• Do not consume alcoholic beverages for the first 7 days following your procedure.
• Avoid smoking. Smoking delays healing and can increase the risk of complications.
• Drink at least 64 ounces of water daily to help your heal properly.
• If you are experiencing pain, you can take Tylenol as needed.

3-7 Days Post Prolotherapy:
• At this point you should continue to increasing your daily activities.
• Increase tendon tolerance and your range of motion with the affected joint. If you are still experiencing pain, you can take Tylenol as needed.
• Continue to use the prescribed connective tissue support vitamins and/or cream to enhance healing.
• A follow up appointment and the next session of Prolotherapy must be scheduled for 7-10 days after your initial treatment.

If you have any questions, at any time after your procedure, you are welcome to call our office at 248-876-4242.

Perineural Therapy

What is Perineural Therapy?

Perineural Therapy
Perineural Therapyis a minimally invasive, drug-free, pain management option that targets the nerves that cause pain. Perineural Therapy uses a small isotonic (neutral) amount of dextrose (plant-based sugar) in water, which is injected using a tiny needle around peripheral, often superficial inflamed nerves. It is absolutely safe to use even for diabetic patients (which are the most common of all to have Diabetic Neuropathy).

Most of injections administered subcutaneously in contrast to traditional Prolotherapy. The later targets deeper structures, mostly sites of ligament’s attachment to bone. Dr Lutskovsky often combines Prolo and Perineural Therapy to cover complex pain origins in every patient.

The subcutaneous nerves targeted by Perineural Therapy are responsible in pain transmission and are called sensocrine nociceptors. It is thought that these sensocrine nociceptors are responsible for painful conditions described as ‘neuralgias’ or ‘neuropathic pain’ or more commonly known as ‘chronic pain’.


How Does Perineural Therapy Work?

Perineural Therapy works by targeting subcutaneous nerves that reside just under the skin. These nerves send impulses from their local bone, muscle, and soft tissues and transmit pain signals.

What happens in many chronic pain cases is that the nerve endings are misfiring and sending continuous nerve impulses that the brain then experiences as pain. This constant misfiring causes the nerves to become tender and inflamed. This may happen in a long-standing injury, years after an injury has occurred, or even have an undiagnosed cause.

Perineural Therapy injects a small amount of glucose in water near these inflamed nerves. The dextrose acts on the nerves to block pain channels (specifically TRPV1). This effectively stops the misfiring and reduces inflammation without the use of medication, providing “soothing” effect.
Pain caused by nerve inflammation does not respond to anti-inflammatory drugs or cortisone injections, which is why many individuals experiencing “chronic pain” find little relief. Perineural Therapy reduces nerve inflammation, the cause of many chronic pain symptoms including neuralgia and neuropathic pain.


What Can A Patient Expect?

An initial consultation with Dr. Andrey is the first step to determine whether Perineural Therapy is right for you, or if another therapy would be most beneficial.

The procedure is a relatively short (a few minutes) outpatient procedure. The visit will include gathering of medical history, examination, marking, and injections. The doctor will make a few small injections of dextrose solution just under the skin to target the subcutaneous nerves. The patient may experience some soreness or bruising in the area which should resolve itself within a day or two. There is no down-time with this procedure.

Injections will target the nerves related to the chronic pain and will often include several injections in the area per treatment. Generally, the first treatment will result in diminished pain lasting anywhere from a few hours to a few days after the treatment- this is a good sign and shows that the patient is responding positively to the treatment.

However, one treatment is not enough, and the patient will have to return for follow-up procedures. Each time, the results will be compounded resulting in longer and longer periods without pain. Ultimate goal is to continue injections until pain is relieved permanently.

Majority of clients can enjoy elimination of pain in the long-term after several treatments. Some clients do not experience full pain elimination, due to more complex nature of their pain, they will require additional tools on their way to recovery. Each patient is different so we will work with you in your unique case to ensure maximum results with this treatment.

Call us to schedule a consultation or if you have any questions at 248-876-4242.

Prolozone

A TUNE-UP FOR YOUR JOINTSprolozone therapy

LET ME ASK YOU SOMETHING, do you know anyone who has not recently experienced joint pain? It could be knee pain from running 50 miles a week, back pain from a 20-year-old work injury, or osteoarthritis from age. Unfortunately the answer is probably no, because in reality most of us put a lot of stress on our muscles and joints with little to no effort in maintenance. Scientifically we know that our bodies begin to age or degenerate beginning somewhere between 15 and 21 years of age. Most of our nutritional foundation needs to be consumed and built before those ages. After that, our main defense against “falling apart” is to simply do our best at preserving optimum levels. Let’s compare our bodies to buying a car. Right off the dealership lot, the first few months of ownership come with renewed pride and little obligation. Outside of a little gas and wash, our cars are maintenance free. However, it doesn’t take long before the oil needs to be changed, the tires need to be rotated and on it goes until the car reaches an age and condition where the maintenance costs may outweigh the investment of a new car. If we do not heed the advice and warning to continue regular maintenance, the vehicle soon falls apart prohibiting its function and purpose. Similar to parts on a car, if our joints lose enough nutrition and oxygen simultaneously experiencing stress, abuse and neglect, we feel stiff and sore and are prone to injury often leading to rehabilitation and possibly surgery. Sadly, we don’t always have the option of trading in body parts or putting in an order for a customized new one, that’s were prolozone therapy can help.


What do you think? Is it time for you to get a  tune-up?

prolozone therapy

Prolozone is a natural regenerative therapy used for any kind of joint pain or injury. Due to the nature of ozone, it can work synergistically with the body; providing nutrition and oxygen supply to a specific area or joint. We know that the main cause of degeneration or aging is lack of nutrition and oxygen. This can be caused due to deficit, or it can be caused by poor circulation since red blood cells are responsible for transporting nutrition and oxygen to a given tissue. As with any living organism, if necessities of life are not available, they die. Can we stop the aging process, no; but can we slow it down and make it more enjoyable, absolutely! Prolozone therapy is a natural, non-surgical, and minimally invasive treatment made of two parts. The first part of the procedure adds the nutrition back into the injured area (i.e., vertebrae, ligament, tendon, muscle, connective tissue, joint space, etc.). This is done by injecting a syringe of liquid vitamins and minerals into the area. Among this solution of vitamins and minerals are homeopathics which aide in the control of inflammation and swelling allowing better circulation. Obviously this is vital to the delivery and assimilation process. The second part of the process is really where the miracle happens. The ozone is given soon after the vitamin and homeopathic solution, infiltrating the area and spreading the solution further than an injection alone can carry it. Picture this similar to blowing air on a fire. This is truly magnificent as the treatment becomes far-reaching; covering well a particular area to not only impact the bone structure (joint) itself, but also all the muscles, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, and tissues surrounding and attached to it. What does this mean for you? This definitely provides more healing capability with fewer needles. The combination of these two elements cause the proliferation, regeneration, and rebuilding of new ligament and cartilage tissue in areas where they have become weak and unstable. Did you hear that? Unlike steroid injections, which only lower inflammation for a short time, prolozone has been proven to literally regrow, or make new tissue, making it not only a pain management option but also an alternative to surgery, saving you time and money.


How many treatments will I need?

Clinical experience shows that the average degenerated or injured joint will need between 3 and 5 injections ideally spread over 8 to 10 weeks. We generally expect 15-25% improvement each time. Your improvement may come in the way of   decreased pain level, mobility, flexibility, ability, or loss of popping or grinding. Regardless, we expect change from treatment to treatment.


Preparing for Treatment

In order to create a successful and simple injection, just prior to coming to the office for Prolozone treatment we ask that you eat a meal high in protein. Please wear loose clothing enabling easy access to the joint for treatment. For “hard-to-reach” areas, we will provide proper medical attire for your convenience.


Post Treatment

You are not limited in your activity after receiving prolozone injections; however, it would be wise to listen to your body and ease into any activity. Please refrain from activities to which you are not accustomed. Driving or going back to work immediately following a prolozone treatment is usually a non-issue.

prolozone therapy

PRP Platelet-Rich-Plasma

Using Your Own Body’s Growth Factors to Heal Naturally

Platelet-Rich Plasma
In our clinic we mix PRP with Ozone in order to activate growth factors in Plasma. As a result, we inject highly effective mixture which works better than either PRP or Ozone alone.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
is a safe and very effective method used to heal damaged bone and soft tissue, and to alleviate chronic pain, using your own blood!  Platelet-Rich Plasma involves taking a small sample of blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to concentrate and separate out the platelets and plasma.  This concentrated sample is then injected into the painful area, where it repairs damage by rebuilding the tissue.

Platelets also contain growth factors and proteins which are very important in the repair and regeneration of tissue.  Therefore, Platelet-Rich Plasma accelerates the healing process and encourages the growth of cells in the injected areas.  Weak ligaments and tendons cause the majority of the pain and damage related to joints.  Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments strengthen these weak tissues, leading to improved joint and muscle functions with significantly less pain.

American Regenerative Clinic safely and effectively treats many ailments and injuries through the use of Platelet-Rich Plasma; including tendinitis, arthritis, torn muscles and ligaments.  Depending on your particular injury, anywhere from one to four sessions of Platelet-Rich Plasma may be required.  One Platelet-Rich Plasma session delivers results equivalent to about three Prolotherapy sessions.  It will be up to patient and the doctor’s recommendation as to which procedure or combination of procedures would be the most effective for each individual.


Platelet-Rich Plasma Pre-Procedure Guidelines

Please read the instructions below carefully.

  • Discontinue Anti-Inflammatory medication (Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, and Aspirin) at least 3-4 days before your procedure.
  • Discontinue any blood thinners or any herbs, supplements or vitamins 1-2 weeks before your procedure.
  • Discontinue corticosteroids 1-2 weeks before your procedure. Steroid Injections (cortisone) should be discontinued at least 1 month before your procedure.
  • Eat a full, healthy breakfast the day of your procedure.
  • Drink lots of water, especially the day of your procedure.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to call our office at 248-876-4242.


Platelet-Rich Plasma Post Procedure Guidelines

Please read the following steps carefully.

0-3 Days Post PRP:

  • It is highly recommended that the patient rest the day of the procedure. The next two days the patient should focus on keeping the affected joint(s) immobilized.
  • We strongly encourage you to use connective tissue support vitamins and/or cream. It is imperative that you take this as directed by the doctor; it will enhance the healing process.
  • Ice can be applied to the area of injection for 15-20 minutes, 3-4 times a day, for the first 48 hours.
  • Mild to moderate post-procedure pain can happen. Significant post procedure pain will typically resolve during the first few days after the procedure. If you are experiencing post procedure pain, you can take Tylenol as needed. If necessary, pain medication will be prescribed during your visit.
  • If antibiotics are prescribed, please take them as directed. They will only be prescribed if they are needed.
  • DO NOT TAKE anti-inflammatory medications such as; Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, and Aspirin, for at least 2 weeks after your procedure.
  • DO NOT TAKE blood thinners or any herbs, supplements or vitamins 3-4 days after your procedure.
  • DO NOT TAKE corticosteroids for at least 2 weeks following your procedure.
  • Do not take hot baths or go to saunas during the first few days following your procedure.
  • Avoid showering for 24 hours following your procedure.
  • Do not consume alcoholic beverages for the first 7 days following your procedure.
  • Avoid smoking. Smoking delays healing and can increase the risk of complications.
  • Drink at least 64 ounces of water daily to help your heal properly. Water does not mean tea, coffee or soda.

3-14 Days Post PRP:

  • At this point you should gradually start increasing your daily activities and increase your exercise. To maximize the effects of the procedure, proper exercise is necessary.
  • If you are still experiencing pain, continue you can take Tylenol as needed.
  • If prescribed antibiotics please continue to take them as directed. They will only be prescribed if they are needed.
  • Continue to use the connective tissue support vitamins and/or cream to enhance healing.
  • Continue to avoid alcohol for at least 7 days after your procedure.
  • DO NOT TAKE corticosteroids for at least 2 weeks following your procedure.
  • DO NOT TAKE anti-inflammatory medications such as; Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, and Aspirin, for at least 2 weeks after your procedure.

14 Days Post PRP:

  • A follow up appointment must be schedule for 2 weeks (14 days) after your procedure. During the follow up the doctor will assess your healing and determine the next best course of action.

2-4 Weeks Post PRP:

  • Continue to use the connective tissue support vitamins and/or cream to enhance healing.
  • At this point after your procedure, we highly recommend starting physical therapy to aid you in the healing process and help your body fully heal the affected joint(s).

If you have any questions, at any time after your procedure, you are welcome to call our office at 248-876-4242.

Cell Therapy

The Most Advanced, Natural Healing Procedure

Stem Cell Therapy MichiganCell Therapy employs the body’s own healing potential by isolating stem cells from one location of the body (fat tissue or bone marrow) and relocating them to an area of disease, injury, or inflammation. The main function of stem cells is to maintain and repair tissue. Cell Therapy enhances this natural function by getting stem cells more directly to an area of need within the body. As soon, as stem cells get in there, they will grow to type of cells the body needs to be repaired. Stem cells have the unique ability to form many different types of tissue including bone, cartilage, muscle, etc. They are naturally anti-inflammatory, and can therefore help in the body’s own healing process and potentially reverse the effects of many diseases.

Some of the conditions currently being successfully treated include arthritis, sport related injuries, COPD, CHF, CAD, DM, auto-immune disease such as Lupus Erythematosus and Crohn’s disease, neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson disease, spinal cord injuries, autism, critical limb ischemia, and many others.

American Regenerative Clinic will perform outpatient procedures using a process in which we isolate a patient’s own stem cells from either their own adipose (fat) tissue, or bone marrow. After mini-liposuction or bone marrow harvest from pelvic bone under local anesthesia, the patient tissue will be specially processed. Then immediately Isolated Stem Cells will be delivered to the same patient. Depending on nature of the disease, the cells may be injected into the joint, IV, intrathecal (lumbar puncture), intramuscular, or as a combination of above. The entire process will take just a few hours.

In many old injuries and degenerative diseases, a phenomenon called “cellular depletion” occurs. Because Prolotherapy and PRP rely on the body’s available repair cells locally, these two methods may produce little results. Prolotherapy starts repair process by mobilizing growth factors in the area via lengthy process of multiple injections. PRP brings them right away, but lacks “bricks” for repair. More advanced Stem Cell Therapy delivers everything the body needs for promising treatment.

Please read the instructions below carefully.

• Discontinue Anti-Inflammatory medication (Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, and Aspirin) at least 3-4 days before your procedure.
• Discontinue any blood thinners or any herbs, supplements or vitamins 1-2 weeks before your procedure.
• Discontinue corticosteroids 1-2 weeks before your procedure. Steroid Injections (cortisone) should be discontinued at least 1 month before your procedure.
• Eat a light, healthy breakfast the day of your procedure.
• Drink plenty of water, especially the day of your procedure.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to call our office at 248-876-4242.

Please read the following steps carefully.

0-3 Days Post Stem Cell Therapy: 
• It is highly recommended that the patient rest the day of the procedure. The next two days the patient should focus on keeping the affected joint(s) immobilized.
• We strongly encourage you to use connective tissue support vitamins and/or cream. It is imperative that you take this as directed by the doctor; this will enhance the healing process.
• Ice can be applied to the area of injection for 15-20 minutes, 3-4 times a day, for the first 48 hours.
• Mild to moderate post-procedure pain can happen. Significant post procedure pain will typically resolve during the first few days after the procedure. If you are experiencing post procedure pain, you can take Tylenol as needed. If necessary, pain medication will be prescribed during your visit.
• If antibiotics are prescribed, please take them as directed. They will only be prescribed if they are needed.
• DO NOT TAKE anti-inflammatory medications such as; Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, and Aspirin, for at least 2 weeks after your procedure.
• DO NOT TAKE blood thinners or any herbs, supplements or vitamins 3-4 days after your procedure.
• DO NOT TAKE corticosteroids for at least 2 weeks following your procedure.
• Do not take hot baths or go to saunas during the first few days following your procedure.
• Avoid showering for 24 hours following your procedure.
• Do not consume alcoholic beverages for the first 7 days following your procedure.
• Avoid smoking. Smoking delays healing and can increase the risk of complications.
• Drink at least 64 ounces of water daily to help your heal properly. Water does not mean tea, coffee, soda or juice.
• Wound Care: Keep the area clean, apply a dash antibiotic ointment and a Band-Aid to the post-harvest site. If you see signs of: excessive redness, swelling or experience excessive pain, please call us at 248.876.4242.

3-7 Days Post Stem Cell Therapy:
• At this point you should gradually start increasing your daily activities and increase your exercise. To maximize the effects of the procedure, proper exercise is necessary.
• If you are still experiencing pain, continue you can take Tylenol as needed.
• If prescribed antibiotics please continue to take them as directed. They will only be prescribed if they are needed.
• Continue to use the connective tissue support vitamins and/or cream to enhance healing.
• Continue to avoid alcohol for at least 7 days after your procedure.
• DO NOT TAKE corticosteroids for at least 2 weeks following your procedure.
• DO NOT TAKE anti-inflammatory medications such as; Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, and Aspirin, for at least 2 weeks after your procedure.

7 Days Post Stem Cell Therapy: 
• A follow up appointment must be schedule for 1 week (7 days) after your procedure. During the follow up the doctor will assess your healing and determine the next best course of action.
• If sutures were placed, this will be the time when they will be removed.

1-4 Weeks Post Stem Cell Therapy:
• Continue to use the connective tissue support vitamins and/or cream to enhance healing.
• At this point after your procedure, we highly recommend starting physical therapy to aid you in the healing process and help you regain full range of motion to the affected joint(s).
• DO NOT TAKE corticosteroids for at least 2 weeks following your procedure.
• DO NOT TAKE anti-inflammatory medications such as; Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, and Aspirin, for at least 2 weeks after your procedure.

If you have any questions, at any time after your procedure, you are welcome to call our office at 248-876-4242.

 

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