While we are always looking for ways to reverse aging, anti-aging treatments and regenerative medicine have become more popular, researched, and widespread. But regenerative medicine is not just about looking great, it’s about feeling great as you get older. Old work injuries, sports injuries, and joint and muscle pain increase as we get older and make it more difficult to perform daily tasks and keep up with much needed exercise. The power of regenerative medicine is in its ability to not just mask certain ailments, but actually improve them and therefore improve the quality of our lives as we get older.
Intravenous and High Dose Ozone Therapies
Intravenous ozone therapy, or prolozone therapy, is a natural, non-surgical, and minimally invasive treatment which can regrow, or make new tissue in the body. The procedure is made up of two parts. In the first phase, a syringe of liquid vitamins and minerals is injected into the affected area, which adds nutrition back into areas like your vertebrae, ligaments, tendons, muscles, connective tissue, joint space, etc. Contained in the solution are homeopathics which help to control inflammation and swelling in order to allow better circulation.
The second part of the procedure involves infiltrating the area with ozone directly after the solution is injected, which helps the initial solution to spread further into the affected areas. The combination of the first step and then the intravenous ozone therapy step of the procedure causes the proliferation, regeneration, and rebuilding of new ligament and cartilage tissues. This makes prolozone therapy as a pain management tool a great alternative option to steroids and surgical options.
High dose ozone therapy is hailed as an innovative approach to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. It can improve the intake of oxygen in the body, and give your immune system a boost, thus giving your body the ability to heal and repair itself more quickly. It is a natural way to treat chronic illnesses and diseases and its benefits include reduced swelling, pain, and inflammation in joints, improved circulation, accelerated healing, slowing the effects of damage from diseases, improving mobility, and improving quality of life. It also has wonderful outer side effects like healthier hair, nails and skin, and more restful sleep.
This high dose ozone therapy supplies nearly 50 times the amount of ozone as the intravenous ozone therapy treatment. It uses a 10-pass method to administer the ozone which therefore provides the body with a greater amount of ozone in less time, giving it the opportunity to better saturate the red blood cells with oxygen, and penetrate deeper into the body.
PRP – Platelet-Rich Plasma
Platelet-rich plasma near our Bloomfield Hills location is a popular speciality, as we mix PRP with ozone in order to activate the growth factors in the plasma. This allows the PRP and ozone to work together the way neither can do alone.
PRP is an effective and safe method of healing damaged bone and soft tissue. The procedure involves taking a sample of blood and spinning it in a centrifuge in order to concentrate and separate the platelets and the plasma from one another. The concentrated sample is then injected into the area experiencing pain, where it can repair the damage by actually rebuilding the tissue.
As we get older, our ligaments and tendons become weak and are often to blame for pain and damage related to joints. PRP treatments can repair this damage and strengthen weak tissues, leading to improved joint and muscle functions and best of all, significantly less pain.
If regenerative medicine sounds like it could be right for you, give us a call to book a consultation with Dr. Andrey Lutskovsky to learn more and develop your personalized treatment plan.