Dr. Adam Tice, a San Diego Naturopathic Doctor with a special focus in Regenerative Medicine said, “Regenerative medicine is built on debunking old myths, such as certain parts of our bodies don’t regenerate, when in fact we can regrow tissue using regenerative injection therapies. The body does have the ability to heal itself from old injuries or degenerative changes in the joints. Prolotherapies offer this type of healing.”
Prolotherapy is short for proliferation therapy, which is exactly what it is. By using simple in office procedures, natural substances are used that will mimic a small injury to a tissue. Dr. Tice said, “We use that natural approach in an area of an old injury or in an area with degenerative changes in the joints that are causing pain, maybe in the shoulder’s rotator cuff or in an arthritic knee. The therapy creates a second chance for the body to heal.”
Prolotherapy gets nutrients into a part of the body that doesn’t have the best blood supply and recruits the body’s natural healing resources into a particular location. In short, according to Dr. Tice, “We mimic injury and recruit the body to heal itself.”
Prolotherapy plans are non-surgical treatment options that are used for a wide range of ailments – rotator cuff injuries, knee injuries, arthritis injuries, hip pain, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, and carpal tunnel, to name some of the most common ailments. The standard treatment and solution in the medical world for these ailments are drugs, such as painkillers and steroids, cortisone treatments, physical therapy, and surgery. Non surgery treatment options provide little to no down time, avoid costly surgery or surgery that will put them out of commission for 3-6 months.
The best administration of Prolotherapy is the platelet rich plasma, or PRP, which draws from the best advances in the biotech world. Regenerative Orthopedics is really emerging in a new field called Orthobiologics. The philosophy and application of the philosophy is to merge cutting edge technology with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. PRP is a powerful cocktail of protein and growth factors that enhance tissue recovery. Dr. Tice explained, “What we’ve developed is a system where we harness the body’s own blood and growth factors, and we isolate those cells and growth factors within the PRP to promote the anti-inflammatory effects, pain reduction, increased range of motion and increased quality of life, so people can remain healthy and active.” Staying healthy and active, while avoiding surgery and down time is the largest benefit to PRP injections and Prolotherapies. All this is accomplished in simple office visits.
To see more about Dr. Dr. Adam Tice, a San Diego Naturopathic Doctor with a special focus in Regenerative Medicine please visit his website at: http://encinitasprolotherapy.com/.