Medical Services Offered at Carolinas Regenerative Medicine
Large Joint Injections
Trigger Point Injections
(TPI) are a simple procedure widely performed to relieve myofascial pain. It involves injections into trigger points, or knots that form when muscles do not relax. TPI is used to treat a wide variety of pain syndromes and other painful conditions. A common application for TPI is treatment of myofascial pain syndrome, a chronic musculoskeletal pain condition in which painful trigger points develop within muscle and fascia. Another pain syndrome commonly treated with TPIs is fibromyalgia, a chronic condition involving widespread pain, fatigue, sleep abnormalities, and often distress. These trigger point injections are done to promote healing in the dysfunctional muscle. They take a few minutes and are very effective in the rehabilitation process.
Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems- oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. You don’t have to have a disease to benefit from functional medicine.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP Therapy)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy is a process where these concentrated platelets are separated from the rest of your blood using a centrifuge. The concentrated platelets are then injected directly into the site of the injury. PRP contains several different growth factors and other cytokines that can stimulate healing of soft tissue and joints. Many professional sports athletes have used this therapy successfully to heal from major injuries quickly. It can also be used in dermatology to rejuvenate skin and heal wounds.
PRP has been investigated and used as a clinical tool for several types of medical treatments, including chronic tendinitis, osteoarthritis, for bone repair and regeneration, in oral surgery, and in plastic surgery.