Posts for: July, 2020
Regenerative injection therapy, also known as prolotherapy, is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the injection of anesthetic to speed up your body’s natural healing processes. It repairs tendons and ligaments damaged through injury or overuse. Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck is a doctor at Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL. He specializes in regenerative injection therapy.
How Regenerative Injection Therapy Works
Regenerative injection therapy works by stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms, triggering the production of new tissue in a ligament or tendon that has been damaged. Dr. Umpierre will inject a combination of saline or dextrose and anesthetic into the area. The solution suits your specific needs. The injection increases the circulation of blood to the affected area, stimulating the release of regenerative growth factors and removing waste substances.
What Conditions Are Treated with Prolotherapy?
This type of treatment is beneficial for:
- Damaged ligaments, tendons, and cartilage
- Back pain
- Herniated or degenerated discs
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic tendonitis
Benefits of Regenerative Injection Therapy
Prolotherapy benefits for patients in Winter Park FL include:
- A possible alternative to surgery
- Increased muscle strength
- Improvement in movement and function
- Reduction in pain
FAQ About Regenerative Injection Therapy
Is the therapy painful?
The treatment may result in a slight and temporary increase in pain. This passes quickly and is alleviated with over-the-counter pain relief medications.
Am I a good candidate for regenerative injection therapy?
Dr. Umpierre will evaluate your medical history, general health, and symptoms and take an X-ray of the affected area to assess if this treatment is appropriate.
How often will I need injections?
This will vary depending on the specific area being treated and how bad the damage is. Typically, you will need four to six treatments at three to six-week intervals at our office in Winter Park FL.
If you would like to find out more about how regenerative injection therapy can work for you, call Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Shuck at (407) 673-9533, to schedule a consultation at Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic
How the C-TRAC device from your doctor in Winter Park, Florida can help you.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common problem among people who use their hands and wrists excessively. The condition results in the nerves at your wrist being squeezed by the narrowed carpal tunnel space. The carpal tunnel space contains the median nerve, which is a main nerve in your hand. When the median nerve is squeezed, you will experience numbness, tingling, loss of full function, and pain in your wrist and hand.
The most common treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome has been surgery. Fortunately, there is an alternative to surgery. It’s called the C-TRAC device. Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck at Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, Florida offers C-TRAC and other state-of-the-art treatments to help you.
C-TRAC works by stretching the carpal ligament, which in turn opens up the carpal tunnel space to reduce pressure on the median nerve. The C-TRAC device is completely controlled by you, the patient, so you can adjust the amount of traction and stretching to be the most effective for you.
There are many benefits the C-TRAC device can offer. Consider that C-TRAC is:
- Non-invasive; the C-TRAC device needs no incisions or sutures
- Effective; the C-TRAC device helps 75% of patients avoid carpal tunnel surgery
- Safe; it’s been tested and approved for use by the FDA
- Reusable; you can use it again if your symptoms return
The C-TRAC device has an air bladder that rests on the back of your hand. When you wear the C-TRAC device and inflate the bladder, force is applied to the back and front of your hand. The dual action pulls and stretches the carpal ligament to open the carpal tunnel space. Treatment includes wearing the C-TRAC for 5 minutes, 3 times each day, for 4 to 6 weeks.
The C-TRAC device can effectively treat mild, moderate, and severe cases of carpal tunnel syndrome. To find out more about this treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome, call Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck at Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, Florida today at (407) 673-9533.