Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative rehabilitation uses the most innovative, non-invasive medical technology to relieve pain and restore function to your body naturally. Our goal is to reverse disease and improve wellness, rather than simply medicating symptoms. At IMAC Regeneration Centers, we work diligently to achieve optimal health and get you back to living the life you deserve. Our friendly and caring staff will create a treatment plan customized specifically for you by utilizing the most effective treatment options available.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?

PRP therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that repairs joints without surgery by isolating your body’s natural healing factors and delivering them right where you need them. We use a form of platelet rich plasma, known as “Pure PRP,” due to its high concentration of platelets and the growth factors retrieved in the harvesting process.

The process works by taking a tube of your own blood, spinning it in a centrifuge, and then injecting the activated platelets into your damaged tissue. Torn tendons, ligaments, and muscles are just a few of the prevalent treatment areas which benefit from the healing properties of PRP. Clinical studies have shown that PRP has improved function and mobility while diminishing pain in joints, muscles, and connective tissue.

The range of conditions treated by PRP therapy include:

  • Joint Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Pain/Injury
  • Sports Injury
  • Herniated Disc
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Torn Ligament

Condition Descriptions

Unfortunately, joint pain is an unwelcome part of daily life for millions of people. In fact, a national study found that approximately 30 percent of adults reported having joint pain within the last 30 days. Nobody wants to live this way, and IMAC is here to make sure you won’t have to.

Understanding Joint Pain

Your joints connect the bones in your body. As their role is to provide support and help you move, an injury or disease that causes joint damage can dramatically affect your range of motion and overall quality of life.

Joint pain is common, particularly as you age. A variety of conditions can contribute to joint pain such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, strains and sprains. Knees, shoulders and hips are the most common areas for joint pain, but the problem can occur in any part of your body.

Joint pain can range from mild to debilitating and can vary in duration from short-term to chronic.

How Can Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Help?

At IMAC Regeneration Centers, our goal is to not only reduce joint pain and inflammation, but to improve long term function as well using PRP therapy. This type of regenerative medicine isolates your body’s natural healing factors and delivers them right where you need them.

We use a form of Platelet Rich Plasma known as “Pure PRP,” due to its high concentration of platelets and growth factors retrieved during the harvesting process.

During PRP therapy, we take a tube of your own blood, spin it in a centrifuge and ten inject activated platelets into the affected joints. Clinical studies have shown that PRP therapy has improved function and decreased pain to joints, muscles, and connective tissue. Being the leading PRP therapy clinic in the nation, we pride ourselves on getting you back to the life you deserve without relying on pain medication or long term steroid use for short term relief.

Regenerative Therapy for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common, progressive condition of the joints. So common, in fact, that it affects tens of millions of Americans and is a leading cause of disability. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage between the joints wears down leading to pain, stiffness and swelling. The onset of the disease is gradual and typically begins after age 40.

Traditional treatment includes steroid injections, pain medication and even joint replacement surgery, yet cellular-based therapies and platelet rich plasma (PRP) offer a promising natural treatment option.

Who Can Benefit from Stem Cell or PRP Therapy for Osteoarthritis?

PRP therapy has shown great improvement in patients suffering from osteoarthritis. While it is often used specifically to treat osteoarthritis in the knee, it can be used to treat other joints as well.

You may benefit from stem cells or PRP therapy if:
  • Your osteoarthritis pain affects daily activities
  • Traditional approaches have not provided adequate relief
  • You want to avoid steroid injections or surgery
How Can Stem Cells and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Help?
In treating osteoarthritis, our goal is to reduce pain, improve joint function and to possibly slow, stop or even repair damage to cartilage. Stem cell and PRP therapies are a type of regenerative medicine that isolate your body’s natural healing factors and delivers them right where you need them. IMAC Regeneration Centers is the leading stem cell and PRP clinic in the nation. Clinical studies have shown that stem cell and PRP therapy have improved function and decreased pain to joints, muscles and connective tissue.

If you suffer from knee pain, you certainly are not alone. It is the most commonly injured joint in the body. Yet, whatever the cause may be, the pain can be debilitating. Movement can be restricted, muscle control becomes depreciated, and the strength in the muscles that support the knee can be reduced. Traditionally, treatments for knee pain include anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections or even surgery. But, there is always another option. Physical therapy for knee pain is a natural treatment option with proven long-term benefits.

The Anatomy of Your Knee

The knee is the largest joint in the body and essentially supports the body itself; understanding this joint can help you better understand the causes of knee pain.

The knee joint is the junction of the thigh and the leg bones, and the kneecap sits in front. Four major ligaments connect the bones and stabilize the knee joint.

Knee pain can stem from normal wear and tear to overuse or even injury. One of the most common knee conditions is osteoarthritis, the degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone which can cause pain and stiffness. Other knee conditions such as chronic tendonitis, as well as cartilage and ligament damage are also common. The location of the knee pain provides clues as to the cause, as does the timing of the pain, swelling, mobility, noises or locking of the knee.

Appropriate treatment will depend on an accurate diagnosis. If your pain persists beyond two to three weeks of home care, seek medical attention.

Sports and injuries often go hand in hand. Whether you’re a professional or recreational athlete, an injury can derail you quickly. It is often the cause of discomfort, severe pain, or complete immobility. But, he right treatment can keep you from being sidelined indefinitely.

IMAC Regeneration Centers specializes in physical therapy for sports injury. In fact, sports medicine is a specialty area for our physical therapists. We treat a number of accomplished athletes and understand the importance of a quick recovery after injury. But, we are committed to helping them maintain optimal performance in a natural way.

Common Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can be caused by any number of factors. They include inadequate warm up, lack of conditioning to fatigue, and even overuse or sudden impact. Some of the most common sports injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Swollen muscles
  • Knee Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations

The goal of physical therapy for sports injuries is to not only rebuild strength and mobility, but to prevent recurrence or long term damage. If not taken care of with appropriate treatment, the injury could lead to future issues.

One in eight Americans between 30 and 50 years old will seek treatment for a herniated disc. What’s even more shocking is their go-to method of treatment is surgery- which is not actually guaranteed to give them the results they are looking for. But, that doesn’t mean you have to get used to the pain and accept it as your fate. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy offers a promising and natural treatment for disc herniation.

Understanding Disc Herniation

The 33 vertebrae that make up your spine each have a piece of cartilage in between them called an intervertebral disc. Each one consists of a rubbery, outer portion and a gelatin-like substance inside.

Through sudden trauma, contact sports, or even repetitive lifting, bending or standing, the outer cover of the disc can tear causing the inner substance to leak and put pressure on the nerve. This is known as disc herniation.

While not all herniated discs are painful, symptoms can include pain that radiates to your buttocks, legs, feet, and even feel like a tingling or numbness throughout your lower extremity. Muscle weakness is often common as well.

Most herniated discs will not heal on their own and if left untreated, it could lead to degenerative disc disease.

How Can Platelet Rich Plasma Help?

PRP is a minimally invasive surgical alternative that can be beneficial to pain relief. It initiates growth in the injured area and can heal the injected area over the span of 1-3 months. The overall goal is to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

A rotator cuff injury is most commonly associated with athletes. But, in fact, rotator cuff tears are one of the most common causes of chronic shoulder pain. And while it is very common among athletes, these injuries can be found in people who repeatedly perform overhead motions often. Whether it be a painter or a tennis player, the risk often increases with age. Traditional treatments, such as surgery, carry inherent risks plus lengthy recovery time. With platelet rich plasma therapy, a natural treatment option, we have seen promising results without the downtime.

Understanding PRP for Rotator Cuff Injury

The rotator cuff consists of four muscles and several tendons that cover the top of the upper arm bone. It holds the humerus in place within the shoulder joint so the arm has the ability to rotate.

While it can be the result of an injury, in most cases a rotator cuff tear happens to be due to the overuse of these muscles and tendons over time. Pain is typically the first symptom, particularly when lifting the arm or lowering it from a raised position. The pain can be described as a deep ache in the shoulder and often accompanied by arm weakness.

How Can PRP Therapy Help a Rotator Cuff Injury?

PRP therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that isolates your body’s natural healing factors and delivers them where needed. Because blood platelets attract healing growth factors, the goal of PRP treatment is to inject a patient’s own platelets at the site of the rotator cuff injury to help restore function and alleviate pain.

IMAC Regeneration Centers is the leading PRP therapy clinic in the nation. We use a form of platelet rich plasma known as “Pure PRP” because of its high concentration of platelets and the growth factors retrieved in the harvesting process. This process actually helps to feed the tendon the proper nutrients needed to heal. Overall, clinical studies have shown that PRP therapy has improved function and decreased pain to joints, muscles, and connective tissue.

Having pain in your feet can be debilitating to everyday life. With plantar fasciitis, a stabbing pain is often the first thing you feel when you take your first steps in the morning. While often decreasing throughout the day, it can return quickly upon applying pressure to the affected area after standing for a long period of time or standing up from a seated position.

This condition affects millions of Americans each year, and not only is it uncomfortable and distracting, it can be hard to treat. Traditional options, such as anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, or even surgery, carry risks. While they may produce short-term pain relief, over time they could cause more damage.

At IMAC Regeneration Centers, we help to heal plantar fasciitis naturally with PRP. It is a promising treatment option used by the professional sports community for some time.

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a flat band of tissue connecting your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your feet. When the plantar fascia gets weak, swollen, or inflamed, your heel can hurt when walking or even simply standing. This is what is called plantar fasciitis. It’s caused by the repeated strain creating tiny tears in the ligament.

Risk factors increase depending on age, activity, and even weight. This condition often occurs among middle aged people, but can also be present in those much younger depending how much time is spent on their feet.

How Can PRP Help?

With plantar fasciitis, there is often a reduction in healing factors and an increase in compression of tissue that can prevent the healing process.

PRP for plantar fasciitis is a type of regenerative medicine that repairs the plantar fascia by isolating your body’s natural healing factors and delivering them right where they are needed. IMAC Regeneration Centers use a form of platelet rich plasma known as “Pure PRP” due to its high concentration of platelets. Clinical studies have shown that PRP has improved function and decreased pain to joints, muscles, and connective tissue.

If you’ve ever felt a burning pain on the outer side of your elbow, a condition known as tennis elbow may be the culprit. And no, you don’t have to play tennis to develop this condition. It’s actually one of the most common causes of elbow pain and occurs as a result of the degeneration of tendons on the side of your elbow.

Traditionally, treatment includes rest, wrist splints, moist heat application, physical therapy and even cortisone injections. While these options may help for a short time, it is relatively common for symptoms to continue to return, and possibly even worsen. PRP for tennis elbow is a promising, natural treatment option that has shown to provide long term relief for tennis elbow.

Understanding Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a painful condition that occurs when too much stress is put on the tendons. This can be caused by repetitive gripping activity, particularly using the thumb and first two fingers. It can develop over time as repetitive motions through sports, hobbies, or even your occupation, strain the muscles. The constant pressure can eventually cause microscopic tears in the tissue. Even though the condition can happen at any age, it is most common among adults age 40 or older.

Platelet Rich Plasma and Tennis Elbow

PRP therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that isolates you body’s natural healing factors and delivers them right where you need them. Because blood platelets attract healing growth factors, the goal would be to inject the patient’s own platelets at the site of the tendon injury to help restore function and alleviate pain.

Because it is such a common condition, it is helpful to have a treatment that gets you back to living daily life quickly and easily. IMAC Regeneration Centers is the leading PRP therapy clinic in the nation and use a form of platelet rich plasma known as “Pure PRP” due to its high concentration of platelets and the growth factors retrieved in the harvesting process. Clinical studies have shown that PRP has improved function and decreased pain to joints, muscles, and connective tissue.

While you may not actually be carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders as the saying goes, you may certainly feel like it if you’re experiencing shoulder pain. More common than you may think, over 4 million people in the United States seek care for shoulder problems each year according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. What’s worse; shoulder problems account for over 1.5 million visits to orthopedic surgeons yearly. But medication or surgery isn’t the only way to find relief, particularly in the long-term. Physical therapy is a natural treatment option with proven benefits for shoulder pain.

What Causes Shoulder Pain?

Our shoulders resemble a ball and socket, not nearly as deep as our hips though. They are often compared to a golf ball sitting on a tee. The shoulder is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. But, because of its wide range of motion, it is also relatively unstable. The upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it, resulting in easy injury. In order to retain any stability, the shoulder must be anchored by muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Overall, it is the most common for shoulder problems to be a result of aging which causes the joint to become less resilient, strained, and overused due to repetitive motion. Common shoulder conditions include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Dislocation
  • Impingement
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Fracture

Shoulder pain can often indicate a deeper underlying injury. If left untreated, shoulder injuries can lead to worsening pain, disability, and decreased quality of life.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is evolving as a go-to treatment option among athletes; particularly for tendon repair and conditions such as tendonitis. PRP therapy for tendon repair enables you to overcome these issues without surgery, anti-inflammatory medications, or steroid injections. What’s more, PRP therapy isn’t a treatment reserved just for the professional sports community. Virtually anyone suffering from tendon pain and limited movement has the potential to benefit from this promising treatment.

Understanding Tendon Damage

Tendons are cord-like structures made of fibrous tissue that connects muscles to bones. When muscles contract, the tendons pull the bones and cause the joints to move.

Tendon injuries are common among adults, yet more so for those whose occupation or recreational activities require repetitive motion. Damage may also occur from a laceration that cuts into the tendon, from tendonitis which is an inflammation of a tendon, or as a result of disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. Typically affected areas include the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle joints.

When a tendon is damaged, movement may be limited and the area may be very painful. The goal of tendon repair is to bring back normal movement to a joint.

How Can Platelet Rich Plasma Help?

While rest and physical therapy are often the initial routes taken when it comes to finding your way back to a pain free life, it may not always do the trick. Injecting PRP directly into the affected area can reduce your pain, improve overall joint function, and even repair damaged tissue.

PRP therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that repairs joints without surgery by isolating your body’s natural healing factors and delivering them right where you need them. IMAC Regeneration Centers is the leading PRP therapy clinic in the nation and we use a form of platelet rich plasma known as “Pure PRP,” due to its high concentration of platelets and the growth factors retrieved in the harvesting process.

We’ve all done it - an accidental step off the curb, an awkward fall, an overstretched knee. But, when those injuries result in inability to walk or put weight on the joint, you could have a completely torn ligament.

Consider your ligaments the glue that holds you together. Literally, these tight, fibrous bands that attach your bones and help your joints move can all be found throughout your body. So, it’s no wonder then that torn ligaments occur so often.

Rather than masking the pain with medication or considering surgery for specific injuries, platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy offers a promising, natural treatment option for torn ligaments.

Most Commonly Torn Ligaments

A torn ligament occurs when a ligament around a particular joint is overstretched, causing it to tear away from the bone.

According to the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, nearly 25,000 people sprain their ankle each day, making the ankle and knee ligaments the most torn in the body. Other common ligament issues include TMJ disorder, plantar fasciitis, and even shoulder separation.

What are the Benefits of PRP for Torn Ligaments?

The goal with PRP is to isolate your body’s natural healing factors and deliver them right where you need them. In the case of a torn ligament, it can not only reduce your pain, but also speed up the healing process.

IMAC Regeneration Centers use a form of platelet rich plasma known as “Pure PRP” due to its high concentration of platelets and the growth factors retrieved in the harvesting process. Because we are known as the leading PRP therapy clinic in the nation, we ensure a minimally invasive treatment that requires nearly no downtime afterwards.

Taking Patient Care Further

To support health, wellness, and pain-free living in a natural way, our approach combines chiropractic care with physical therapy and regenerative treatments using stem cells or platelet rich plasma injections. Often patients have a medical condition which benefit, in part, from each. But, by putting these methods together, we create a synergy that can improve results versus using only one type of method.