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Prolo/PRP Injections

 

Regenerative Medicine Therapies

Excessive PAIN in your Joints, Back, or Muscles? Your own tissues might be the solution!

Here at Well Life Family Medicine we strive to remain at the cutting-edge of medical innovation.  Using the very latest in scientific breakthroughs, Well Life Family Medicine is now offering revolutionary therapies that are designed to harness the healing power of your own tissues!

Are you struggling with?

  • Widespread Body Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nerve Problems

Science is showing that your body’s own stem cells, the special cells in our body that generate all of our tissues, have the miraculous power to heal and restore the balance of your body’s tissues.

 

No matter what situation you are in, Well-Life Family Medicine has the solution for you!

 

Why should you use regenerative therapies to address your health concerns?

If you have pain it can destroy your ability to live a normal life.

Here at Well Life Family Medicine, we don’t just provide quick-fix solutions.  We pride ourselves on providing the most comprehensive, cutting-edge solutions.

Regenerative, cell-based therapies will allow you to harness the power of your own tissues to promote healing from a variety of conditions.

What is Regenerative Medicine?

 

Regenerative Medicine is the term used to describe medical treatments that use your body’s own growth factors and stem cells to accelerate and repair damaged tissue.

 

There are 3 types of regenerative therapies offered at Well Life Family Medicine:

  • Platelet-Rich Plasma
  • Micronized Dehydrated Amniotic/Chorionic Membrane Allografts
  • Prolotherapy

Keep reading to learn which is right for you!

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP?

Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP is a concentrated form of specialized growth factors and fluid that is extracted from a sample of your very own blood.

How is PRP Made?

We draw anywhere from 60-240 cc of your own blood and spun around in a machine called a centrifuge that separates the blood out into its components and allows us to isolate the plasma and growth factors that are then concentrated to form your PRP solution.

The effectiveness of PRP is largely dependent on the quantity of platelets obtained in this process. The type of centrifuge and kit that we use at Well Life is able to concentrate platelets by 5-7 times their baseline which is enough to stimulate the production of new blood vessels and connective tissue in the area treated.

The other variables that can change the effectiveness of PRP are the levels of white and red blood cells found in the PRP. In general, Red Blood cells are inflammatory and do not contribute any regenerative effects. These are minimized in our processing of the PRP by utilizing a two spin technique, that first removes the Red Blood Cells and then concentrates the platelets. In the end we are left with a Pure Prp that is ideal for both musculoskeletal and aesthetic indications.

Ozone gas may also be added to provide rapid oxygen to your body to aid the healing process.

What does PRP do?

At the microscopic level, PRP stimulates the production of new blood vessels and connective tissue.

How is PRP administered?

Your very own PRP solution is prepared and injected into the affected area.  Well Life Family Medicine uses high precision ultrasounds to accurately place the PRP exactly where you need it most. Determining the desired location involves a clinical exam and diagnostic ultrasound prior to the treatment. This is where the skill of the practitioner can make the difference between an effective treatment and one that may be ineffective or not address the underlying cause and be likely to recur. As an Osteopath and Prolotherapist, Dr. Ehle looks at the musculoskeletal system with an extra layer of attention to the effect of soft tissue strain patterns, hidden tendon weaknesses mediating distant bio-mechanical problems, and
ligamentous laxity predisposing to tendon and joint pathology. Proper bio-mechanical alignment is assessed in order to address the abnormal forces that caused the pathology in the first place.

Who should have PRP?

You should have PRP for any of the following:

  • Soft-tissue strain
  • Tendon and ligament weakness
  • Biomechanical problems
  • And more!

Have a condition that you think might benefit from stem-cell treatment?  Make sure to ask Dr. Ehle at your next appointment!

Benefits of PRP?

  • Activates the body’s innate healing capacity
  • Enhances the action of Functional Medicine by creating a healing environment in your tissues

What is AmnioFix Therapy?

Inspired by a 100-year-old treatment, AmnioFix, also known as a micronized dehydrated amniotic/chorionic membrane allograft, is a special type of regenerative tissue graft that harnesses the powerful tissue from placentas of healthy mothers and babies.

This powerful regenerative tissue is injected into the affected area to alleviate scar formation and assist in healing.

It is a fast treatment that can be performed in the clinic by our certified and trained practitioners.

Who should have AmnioFix?

AmnioFix can be used to assist with healing in the following situations:

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • MSK Injury
  • Scar Tissue Reduction
  • Pain and Inflammation
  • Muscular Tears

What is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy, short for “Proliferative Therapy,” is an experimental treatment designed to treat problems related to tendons and ligaments, the connective tissue rubber bands that hold our joints together.

A dextrose or sugar-based solution is injected into the affected tendon or ligament, which sparks the body’s own inflammatory healing cascade that results in tightening and healing of the tendon and ligaments by activating fibroblasts, the cells that produce the collagen that makes up our tendons and ligaments.

Dr. Ehle is an expert in Prolotherapy and has worked with:

  • The American Association of Orthopedic Medicine (AAOM)
  • The American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy and Regenerative Medicine (AOAPRM)
  • The Hackett Hemwall Foundation Medical Mission to Honduras

Over many years, Dr. Ehle has witnessed the incredible power of prolotherapy and today, teaches the techniques to clinicians around the world.

Who should have Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy treats the following conditions:

  • Lax or loose ligaments or tendons due to aging, injury, or weakness
  • Chronic pain of the joint, tendon, or ligament
  • Shoulder pain, elbow pain, knee pain, wrist pain
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Sprains
  • Sports Injuries
  • Spinal Disc Problems
  • And More!

If you have tried other therapies without any results, Prolotherapy might be a good option for you.

Benefits of Prolotherapy?

  • Non-surgical
  • Activates the body’s own healing
  • Reduction in Pain
  • Improved Functioning of the area
  • Harnesses the power of your body’s own healing response

I have Diabetes.  Is Prolotherapy safe for me?

Studies have shown that the dextrose injections do not effect blood sugar and are not a risk for patients with diabetes.

What Can I expect after having Prolotherapy?

You will experience some increased pain in and around the injection site for a few days after treatment.  You may relieve this using ice or Tylenol.

You should be able to drive yourself home after a treatment, but a driver is always a good idea.

Please avoid using anti-inflammatory pain medications (NSAIDS) like ibuprofen, naproxen, or Advil following the injection.

Results will vary depending on your lifestyle, diet, and severity of the injury.  The average number of treatments is usually 3-10.

Where do I find more information about Prolotherapy?

You may visit www.getprolo.com or www.doctorreves.com for more information.

The Video below is of Dr. Fields, a physician, with whom Dr. Ehle worked with, while on a medical mission to Honduras.

Here is a video produced by Dr. Jose Barreto, another physician, with whom Dr Ehle worked with in Honduras regarding research in Prolotherapy.

 

All statements and opinions provided by this website are provided for educational and informational purposes only and we do not diagnose, provide medical advice or treat via this website or via telephone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will PRP or Prolotherapy Cure My Medical Condition?

No.  With chronic health problems, there is no cure-all solution, and one needs to attend to one’s entire health by optimizing nutrition, stress, and exercise.

Depending on your medical situation, regenerative therapies can be a powerful addition to accelerate healing.

 

Will my treatments be covered by insurance or Medicare?

No.  New treatments that are under ongoing research investigation are generally not covered by insurance.

 

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