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Regenerative Medicine

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative Medicine therapies are performed as outpatient procedures. They involve an injection of concentrated growth factors or stem cells to regenerate and heal tissues in degenerative spinal discs, joints, muscles, tendons or ligaments.

These therapies can be used to treat acute or chronic pain conditions related to degenerative disease. Regenerative therapies include obtaining concentrated platelets, growth factors or adult stem cells to accelerate the healing process.

Conditions Treated With PRP & Stem Cell Therapies

• Neck and Back Pain
• Sacroiliac Pain (Sacroilitis)
• Facet Pain
• Muscle Injury or Tear
• Shoulder Injuries
• Rotator Cuff Tears
• Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
• Wrist Pain
• Joint Arthritis
• Hip Pain
• Knee Pain
• Ligament Sprains or Tears
• Ankle and Foot Pain
• Tendon Injury or Tear

What are Stem Cells & Platelet Rich Plasma and Where Do They Come From ?

What is PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated form of your own blood that contains platelets, proteins, stem cells, and growth factors that promote healing and regeneration of injured or painful areas. It is simple but very powerful!

PRP is created using a small sample of your blood which is then centrifuged at high speeds to isolate the plasma rich in platelets and other regenerative cells.

What are Stem Cells?

Stem Cells are the body’s most powerful cells. They have the ability to transform into a variety of different cells, replace dying cells, and regenerate damaged tissue.

We are able to obtain high levels of these cells from the bone marrow, fat tissue (adipose), or from a purified amniotic tissue from donated placentas.

How Are The Treatments Injected?

Once the PRP is created or the Stem Cells are isolated, it is very carefully injected under ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance to the affected tissue in our medical office. We highly recommend where ever you have PRP injections that your procedure is performed under guided imaging.

Is it painful?

At Genesis, we do everything to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Prior to the injection, we use a local anesthetic to numb the area of injection which significantly reduces pain. Once the injection is completed, we place a specialized cooling system to the area which also provides gentle pressure.

Are Injections Safe?

At Genesis, we do everything to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Prior to injections, we use a local anesthetic to numb the area of injection which significantly reduces pain. Once the injection is completed, we place a specialized cooling system to the area which also provides gentle pressure.

How long do injections take to perform?

Usually with the blood draw and isolation, preparation, guided injection, and after care (cooling area with gentle pressure) takes about 45 to 60 minutes start to finish.

Cost

At Genesis, we are not only very competitively priced but offer a service and experience no other clinic can match. The cost of PRP injections vary based on how much is used and what are is being targeted. Please come in and we will be happy to go over specific pricing for you. We do offer military and other service occupation discounts!

Recovery Time

We usually advise relative rest for about a week after the PRP injection. Depending on your occupation, you should be able to work after the injection and should have no problems with daily activities. You may want to rest the day after the injection as some people have mild discomfort and stiffness. Performing gentle range of motion exercises is usually helpful after the injection.

Benefits

Usually patients start noticing some improvement between 2-4 weeks after the injection. Improvement is slow and gradual as your body is healing and regenerating the affected area. The cells injected remain in the area about 6 months working hard to heal the tissue.

Is it Right for Me?

How many PRP injections will I need?

Everyone is different and results vary but most patients need between 1-3 injections to reach their goal. If needed, injections are provided every 2-4 weeks. We are confident you will be pleased with your results.

Does it really work?

PRP Therapy has proven to be very effective at relieving pain and regenerating tissue in multiple research studies. MRI images have confirmed successful tissue repair following PRP therapy in multiple different sites in the body. The more we learn about this treatment the more exciting it becomes.

Am I a candidate for PRP?

Probably, almost every painful condition can benefit from regenerative treatment approaches. At your first appointment, we will take the time to understand your issue and outline the best treatment just for you. Give us a call and schedule an appointment – we look forward to beginning the healing!