Regenerative Injection Therapy is therapy that harnesses and stimulates the body’s own healing and regenerative processes to restore function lost due to injury, age, or overuse. Depending on the individual patient, severity of pain, and location of the injury, these healing properties are stimulated with perineural injection therapy, prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP), or exosomes.
What is Regenerative Injection Therapy?
What types of Regenerative Injection Therapy
does Enovative Wellness offer?
Perineural Injection Therapy
Perineural Injection Therapy consists of a series of small injections of buffered low concentration (5-10%) dextrose under the skin to treat painful areas where nerves are inflamed.
These injections act directly on the nerve membranes to immediately decrease nerve inflammation. This not only relieves pain but allows the nerve to function better and heal underlying injuries.
Most injuries, whether related to muscles, tendons or joints have some component of nerve dysfunction. Treating the superficial and deep nerves related to the underlying injury can help accelerate healing and relieve pain.
Additionally, chronic nerve pain is often due to nerve compression secondary to trauma, arthritis, sports, overuse, occupational, and surgical injuries and this therapy may also this compression.
Prolotherapy is a regenerative therapy where a mild irritant solution of dextrose, local anesthetic, and Vitamin B12 is injected into joints and where injured ligaments and tendons attach to bone.
This dextrose solution is injected to induce a local inflammatory response that reactivates the immune system to promote the body’s natural healing cascade.
Sprains and strains can become chronic when our body’s natural healing process is insufficient to result in normal tensile strength or tightness after an injury.
This insufficiency, known as ligament laxity, leads to pain, instability, and degeneration. By reinitiating our body’s healing cascade with prolotherapy, these difficult to heal areas may repair, strengthen and tighten over time.
Additionally, prolotherapy has been shown to regenerate and repair damaged cartilage, reduce pain and improve functioning in patients with osteoarthritis. (Note: Prolotherapy will not regrow cartilage if it is completely absent in the joint)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a regenerative injection therapy that re-introduces your own concentrated blood platelets into injured soft tissue, tendons, and ligaments or joints with chronic deterioration.
PRP consists of having a small sample of your blood drawn then spun in centrifuge to concentrate your platelets. This concentrated PRP containing a high concentration of growth factors is injected into an injured area or arthritic joint to initiate your body’s natural repair processes.
Additionally, PRP attracts your body’s own stem cells to further promote repair and rebuilding of damaged tissue.
For these reasons, PRP injections may accelerate the body’s natural healing ability leading to a faster, more efficient restoration of the injured tissue to a healthy state.
Exosomes are extracellular vesicles, or small bubbles, that are released from cells. These exosomes carry Proteins, growth factors, mRNA, and MiRNA.
Exosomes act as cell-to-cell communication vehicles, transporting molecules that are important regulators of intracellular information between close and distant cells.
They carry information from place to place with different functions and purposes telling cells how and when to react.
By utilizing Exosomes from Stem Cells and rich bioactive sources we can signal our own cells to help them restore proper function, modulate inflammation, decrease pain, and regenerate diseased, aged, or damaged tissues.
Exosomes allow us to take advantage of the engine behind stem cell therapy without the risk of rejection (If Donor cells) and the issue of low cell survival in stem cell treatments (Autologous & Donor).
Research has given us a valuable insight into the practical functionality of exosomes. It was shown that if we expose the stem cells of an older organism to those of a younger organism, we see that exosomes from the young stem cells are responsible for rejuvenating the older cells. This healing mechanism can now be used in regenerative medicine.