About 46 million Americans suffer from arthritic disease, a family of more than 100 different ailments known to cause joint pain and inflammation. If chronic joint pain is negatively affecting your quality of life, regenerative joint injections may be able to help. At IHS Medical Group in Los Angeles, Victor Nazarian, DC, and the team offer minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatments to relieve joint pain. To learn more about these cutting-edge methods of care, call or use the online booking tool to make an appointment today.
Regenerative joint injections are a type of nonsurgical orthopedic treatment that uses your body’s own growth factors to promote healing following an accident or sports-related injury.
When performed by a trained and qualified medical professional like those at IHS Medical Group, regenerative joint injections can strengthen damaged joints and repair connective tissue, including ligaments, tendons, and cartilage.
The team at IHS Medical Group offers a comprehensive suite of regenerative joint injections, including:
Trigger points are painful knots of muscle that form under the surface of your skin. If you’re stressed out or unable to relax, trigger points can become permanent and cause chronic pain. During a trigger point injection (TPI) procedure, your IHS Medical Group provider administers injections of corticosteroids and a local anesthetic. This procedure takes less than 30 minutes and provides almost instant relief.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that uses your own platelets to reduce inflammation and promote healing. During PRP therapy, your doctor draws a sample of your blood and places it into a machine called a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins around and separates your platelets from your blood. Finally, your doctor injects your platelets into an injured or damaged joint. For example, if you have arthritis of the knee, your provider can administer a series of knee injections. Once the PRP enters your bloodstream, it goes to work encouraging circulation while easing swelling and pain.
Prolotherapy is another type of regenerative medicine that uses injections to “trick” your body into repairing damaged joints and connective tissue. During prolotherapy, your provider administers a series of injections that trigger a mild inflammatory process. Ultimately, this causes your tendon and muscle fibers to tighten, encouraging the growth of newer, healthier soft tissue.
Anyone who is suffering from chronic joint pain or the effects of a sports-related injury can benefit from regenerative joint injections.
Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your symptoms, the team at IHS Medical Group can formulate a treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs.
Together, they will work with you to develop a nonsurgical, minimally invasive approach that improves your quality of life and reduces your pain. Request your appointment today, call or click the provided link.