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