Regenerative injection therapy is a medical treatment involving injecting various substances, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cells, into damaged or injured tissue to promote healing and regeneration. The goal of this therapy is to stimulate the body's own healing process and repair damaged tissue.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentration of platelets that are derived from the patient's own blood. Platelets are cells that play a crucial role in the healing process by releasing growth factors that stimulate the growth of new cells and tissue. When PRP is injected into an injury, it can help to speed up the healing process and reduce inflammation.
Stem cell therapy is a type of regenerative injection therapy that involves the injection of stem cells into damaged tissue. Stem cells are immature cells that have the ability to develop into different types of cells, such as cartilage, bone, or muscle. When stem cells are injected into an injury, they can differentiate into the type of cells needed to repair the damaged tissue.
Regenerative injection therapy has been used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendinitis or tendinosis, ligament and muscle strains, and other chronic pain conditions. It is also being researched for other indications such as cartilage and spinal cord injuries, and certain types of chronic wounds and hair loss.
The treatment process typically involves a small amount of blood being drawn from the patient and then being processed in the office to create the PRP. The PRP is then injected directly into the area of injury or damage. The procedure is relatively non-invasive, and patients typically experience minimal discomfort during the treatment. The therapy can be repeated multiple times, depending on the condition and the response to the therapy.