What is Regenerative Injection Therapy ?
Science has taught us that the most powerful healing elements are actually contained in our own bodies. Circulating in our blood streams, trapped in our fatty tissues, locked inside our bone and some even hidden inside our layers of tissues.
These healing elements are composed mainly of Stem Cells, Platelets, White blood Cells, Growth Factors, Cytokines and Hormones. These natural healing elements work together in harmony to regenerate damaged tissues.
Advancements in technology and a better understanding of science has allow us to “tap into” these natural healing elements….to isolate and concentrate them. So we can now help you – help yourself, by placing these powerful regenerative bio-factors into areas of your body that may need some help.
Inflammation is simply your body’s “first response” to healing an injured or damage area. Your body sends out signals to recruit in these healing elements so they can start to regenerate the damage. Sometimes because the area of injury does not have a good blood supply or because it is too damaged for the body to heal itself…it gets “stuck” in the inflamed state, causing pain and swelling.
Once your damaged area has been properly assessed and your Doctor believes that you are the right candidate for Injection Therapy….and BEFORE they suggest Surgery. RIT can alleviate the inflammation and pain….restore function and mobility with a few Injections….saving you from having a surgical procedure.
Injection Therapy can be performed in an office setting, taking no more than 30 minutes of time with little to mild discomfort.
PRP is simply what the medical field has named the concentration of the group of natural healing elements that circulate in our blood stream. These healing elements are composed mainly of Platelets, White blood Cells, Growth Factors, Cytokines, Hormones and some peripheral Stem Cells. These natural healing elements work together in harmony to regenerate damaged tissues.
Simply stated, a Stem Cell is a “creation” cell…for their function is to simply create a replacement for a damaged cell.
There are only two types of stem cells in the adult human body; one that creates our blood and one that regenerates most of our varies tissues; skin, bone, cartilage and fat.
The Stem Cell that creates our Blood lives in our Bone Marrow deep inside our Bones. They replace our Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells and Platelets when they get old or damaged. This cell is known as a Hematopoietic Stem Cell.
Also deep inside our Bones, Fat and Tissues live the Tissue Producing Stem Cell known as the Mesenchymal Stem Cell.
You will read on other websites many different names of stem cells, but when you break it down to the very basic understanding….there are only two. One replaces our Blood Cells and one replaces our Tissue Cells – It is just that simple.
Sometimes your damage is too severe or your condition is too progressed that it requires the most powerful healing elements to restore you. These elements are your Tissue Producing Stem Cells. We must collect them from deep inside your bone. The simple procedure is referred to as a Bone Marrow Aspirate. The Doctor will take a large bore needle and enter your bone and extract the stem cells. This is usually performed in an OR Surgical Setting.
It is forbidden to use Embryonic Stem Cells in the United States. It is also forbidden to use pure Allogenic Stem Cells (Donor) for Regenerative Injection Therapy. There is Viable Amniotic Membrane from a placenta that contains Placental Derived Stem Cells, Growth Factors, and collagens that comes in an injectable form. This is a good alternative to those opposed to having their own Stem Cells extracted from their Bone Marrow and desire to have an in-office injection.
If you are a candidate for a PRP/Stem Cell Injection after you have met with your Doctor and they have thoroughly assessed and diagnosed your condition; these are the steps that should take place:
Once inside an exam room, the Doctor will draw two spoonful of your blood (30cc’s) and then they will load your blood into a specialized blood tube and place the tube into a specialized centrifuge.
While your blood is spinning down and isolating your healing elements, the Doctor will explain the procedure to you and inject your area of injury with a pain blocking agent…..so not to feel the actual injection.
Once your natural healing elements have been extracted from your blood, the Doctor will inject these powerful healing factors into your injured/damaged site. The Doctor will then go over any post-injection instructions and send you on your way back Home. They will probably want to see you back in 2 weeks….just to see how you are doing.
THAT’S IT! IT IS THAT SIMPLE!