Regenerative medicine is an innovative medical field that combines the latest scientific research and medical technology, with a focus on non-surgical treatment of damaged tissues. Regenerative medicine has shown success in the treatment of damage or degeneration occurring in tendons, ligaments, inflamed tissue, degenerated joints and other painful conditions.
Regenerative treatments utilize the potential of cells, growth factors, and other biologic components to support and enhance the body’s natural repair process. These treatments may reverse the effects of traumatic injury, chronic pain, or wear-and-tear as a result of age or overuse.
Where is Regenerative Medicine Typically Used?
Regenerative therapy is focused on restoring our body to a younger age rather than fixing or repairing damaged tissues. Regenerative treatments have shown success in reducing pain and inflammation, restoring injuries, restoring joints, rejuvenating soft tissues, and improving overall quality of life. Treatments are available for many anti-aging, cosmetic, neurological, pain management, sports medicine and orthopaedic conditions.
Common musculoskeletal conditions treated with regenerative medicine include: inflammation, osteoarthritis, joint pain, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, tendinitis and tendinosis, tendon and ligament tears, muscle strains, bursitis, runner’s knee, hip pain, back pain, and neck pain.
During your consultation, Dr. Mulcahy will use ultrasound to evaluate and diagnose your condition. Her extensive background in point-of-care ultrasound and ultrasound education allows for a highly accurate diagnosis as well as precise delivery of cell-based treatments.
Dr. Mulcahy will also review your health history and will use an integrative approach to your treatment. You cannot build a bridge in a war zone. It is important that we reduce your body’s systemic inflammation prior to injections in order to improve their effectiveness. Depending on your health, Dr. Mulcahy may recommend a full integrative or functional evaluation and treatment plan prior to any regenerative treatments.
Learn more about our regenerative treatment options: exosomes, platelet-rich plasma, and Skye Biologics
Exosomes are small packets of proteins and RNA that bud off the outer wall of the cell. Conditions which may be aided by exosomes: musculoskeletal, neurodegenerative, CNS injury/trauma, burns/scars/ulcers, heart disease, lung disease, liver disease, kidney disease, inflammatory bowel disease, alopecia, neuropathy, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, peripheral vascular disease, cerebral palsy/seizure disorders/autism, depression/bipolar disorder, drug addiction, type II diabetes, aging, auto-immune diseases
Platelet-rich plasma, commonly referred to as PRP, helps to stimulate the normal healing process in damaged or deteriorating tissues. It is derived from your own blood and contains approximately 5-10 times the platelet concentration of normal blood. Because platelets have tremendous healing power, PRP treatment can be used for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
BioRenew™ Placental Tissue Matrix (PTM) Therapy™ is an all-natural treatment that utilizes powerful growth factors, collagens, extracellular proteins and bioactive molecules naturally found in human placental tissues.
We offer several different nerve treatment options.
Learn more about our nerve treatment options: hyrodissection, Lyftogt perineural injection, and sphenopalatine ganglion block.
Hyrodissection is essentially the release of a trapped nerve using fluid. Broken down, “hydro” means water, and “dissect” means to separate. Often, nerves become trapped as a result of tight muscles or connective tissue. When this occurs, circulation to the entrapped nerve decreases significantly, resulting in neuropathic symptoms such as numbness and tingling, radiating pain, “pins and needles,” weakness, and pain in the area around the nerve compression.
Lyftogt Perineural Injection
This treatment, first discovered and later significantly developed by Dr. John Lyftogt (pronounced “Liftoff”) consists of a series of small injections immediately under the skin targeting painful areas where the nerves are sensitive, with simple and natural substances. The substance Dr. Lyftogt uses is a buffered D5W (dextrose 5% in sterile water) with a neutral pH of 7.4.
Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block
The sphenopalatine ganglion is a grouping of nerves that is linked to the trigeminal nerve – the main culprit involved in headaches. If you apply numbing medications or local anesthetic to the SPG, it can help reduce pain related to headache or facial pain. A traditional sphenopalatine ganglion block involves application of an anesthetic solution either on a cotton swab or with a targeted injection through the face. More recently, these procedures have become less invasive, opting for an intranasal (up the nose) approach.