3 Regenerative Treatments That Can Accelerate Healing After an Injury

3 Regenerative Treatments That Can Accelerate Healing After an Injury

older and more susceptible to injuries, you are looking for treatment solutions. Healing after an injury can take time, but you want to return to the activities you love. 

Fortunately, modern medicine offers many nonsurgical treatment options. Regenerative therapies are widely used to help musculoskeletal injuries heal faster. 

At Naples Regenerative Institute in Naples, Florida, interventional spine and pain specialist Glenn M. Flanagan, MD, uses regenerative treatments to induce and accelerate healing for common injuries like:

Regenerative therapies stand out because they trigger and enhance your body’s natural healing capabilities. If you have an injury that is holding you back, consider three of today’s leading regenerative therapies available in our office:

1. Stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy is a regenerative treatment that is effective for treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. 

Stem cell therapy at Naples Regenerative Institute uses stem cells from your own body. Dr. Flanagan harvests living stem cells from your fat tissue or bone marrow. Mesenchymal stem cells, the type used in treatment, are undifferentiated cells that can develop into bone, cartilage, muscle, spinal discs, tendons, or ligaments. 

Dr. Flanagan carefully injects the harvested stem cells into your injured tissue to accelerate healing. Stem cell therapy for injuries is safer than treatments like cortisone injections because it carries a much lower risk of complications and side effects. 

2. Platelet-rich plasma

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) also harvests cells from your own body for treatment. In this case, Dr. Flanagan draws a blood sample before treatment and processes it in a centrifuge to isolate and collect only the platelets and plasma. PRP is full of growth factors that initiate and accelerate the healing process. 

When injected into injured tissue, PRP helps it heal faster. PRP is also very low-risk. 

PRP is an effective form of regenerative medicine for musculoskeletal injuries, and ample research supports this. In a study assessing athletes with meniscus injuries treated with PRP injections, over 83% of participants were able to return to sports and daily physical activity while also reporting significant pain reduction. 

3. Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy stimulates your natural healing mechanisms for faster and more effective healing. However, it doesn’t involve harvesting any cells or tissue. Instead, prolotherapy involves injecting an irritant, such as a concentrated dextrose (sugar) solution, into the tissue to aggravate it and attract growth factors. 

Prolotherapy reduces pain and helps you heal faster. It works well for a range of common musculoskeletal injuries as well as several chronic musculoskeletal conditions, including fibromyalgia. It’s a low-risk treatment option with no serious side effects. 

Want to explore regenerative options for an injury causing pain and reducing mobility? Call Naples Regenerative Institute or request a treatment consultation online today. 

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