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.
Large Joint Injections
We also do large joint injections, including the knee, hip, feet and ankles, shoulder, and wrist. Our large joint injections are done under ultrasound guidance. The ultrasound is a safe and effective way to ensure patient safety as well as make sure that the injection is done in its proper place. It improves the effectiveness of the injection by insuring that the needle and fluid are going exactly where the practitioner wants. Ultrasound equipment is both non-invasive and safe.
Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy
Regenerative medicine encompasses many procedures and methods, and there have been incredible advancements in stem cell research. Our regenerative treatments focus on using stem cells to help your body heal from within in. With stem cell injections, your body may heal itself from the inside, using the cells to counteract inflammation that perpetuates tissue damage. Stem cells are a key component of regenerative medicine and our patients love the results. Our stem cell treatments may help with neuropathy, joint pain and ligament injuries, they may also help with autoimmune conditions that both men and women experience.
if you aren’t a candidate for, or aren’t interested in surgery or oral pain medications and you’re interested in learning more about stem cell therapy, please contact us. As a Top Rated Local® Stem-Cell Center in Washington, we provide this alternative option to treat joint pain, tissue damage, neuropathy and osteoarthritis. We want you to live a pain-free life!
Frequently Asked Questions
· What are mesenchymal stem cells (MSC)?
Mesenchymal stem cells, or MSCs, are multipotent stromal cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types, including: osteoblasts (bone cells), chondrocytes (cartilage cells), myocytes (muscle cells) and adipocytes (fat cells).
· What is Allograft tissue?
An allograft is tissue that is surgically transplanted or injected from one person to another.
· Why are Human Cell & Tissue Products from Cord Tissue more effective?
Cord tissue mesenchymal stem cells have a faster doubling time than adult mesenchymal stem cells (because they are younger and contain a higher concentration of growth factors) The fitness of adult mesenchymal stem cells declines with age. Thus Cord tissue mesenchymal stem cells will have greater fitness than adult mesenchymal stem cells (as well as a different profile of growth factors)
· How does MSC work?
The majority of the effects of MSCs is from trophic effects (exosomes/microvesicles releasing their 3000 growth factors), not from engraftment