FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What other things can inhibit healing?
Low testosterone, high estrogen, thyroid deficiency, poor eating habits, problems with circulation, stress, overwork, improper body mechanics, poor health, age and sex (females are more prone to develop chronic pain than men due to lower levels of testosterone in their bodies), weak immune system, etc.
At our clinic we offer COMPUTERIZED FUNCTIONAL LAB TESTING, a new approach to analyze classical laboratory values and determine any functional healing difficulties your body may be experiencing.
How long does the procedure takes?
The procedure can take between 15-60 minutes. Depending on the complexity and severity of the patient’s problem. We do not rush any of our treatments. Our goal is to make sure you are comfortable, relax and as pain free as possible during the procedure.
How may treatments will I need? Although 1-3 treatments can be all is needed to relief pain, it is our professional experience that it takes 3-6-9 or even 12 treatments per area to regenerate tissue to its fullest. This will depend on the age of the patient and the extent of the damage. Our physician will be able to answer this question after your initial orthopedic consultation and examination. Every patient is unique.
What should I expect after the treatment?
Please expect to have to stay at our clinic an additional 15-30 minutes under clinical supervision after this procedure. This is just a normal precaution to ensure you are fulling functional and to rule-out possible complications, if any, after the procedure.
Some patients experience mild to moderate initial swelling inside and around the treated joint. This is normal and indicates that the tissue has started the “healing cascade”. This symptoms will subside after 3-5 days. However, most of our patients report no pain, swelling or bruising after our treatments. They also report considerable decrease in pain levels the next morning and an increased sense of “the joint feeling tighter and more stable, not as weak”.
It is very important that the patient avoid the use of all anti-inflammatory medications (our physician will provide you with a list) during this period; in order not to disrupt the natural healing process initiated by the injections and the patient’s own body. Additional home instructions on how to cope with minor discomfort and emergencies will be provided to you by our doctor before leaving the clinic.
Is there any downtime?
It is recommended for the patient to rest the treated joint for a period of 1-3 days after every treatment. This is done in order to avoid re-injuring the treated joint. Most patient should be able to re-assume light physical work and household duties immediately; while others may experience difficulty moving around and increase pain for few days.
Is the procedure covered by insurance?
No. The entire procedure is not covered by insurance companies. We accept Cash, Debit Card, Visa & MasterCard. We also offer financing to all our patients. We do not accept personal Checks.
How long does it takes to see results?
Most patients feel a decrease on their level of pain starting immediately after the first treatment. Joint stabilization can almost always be observed after 1-2 weeks of receiving the first treatment. The effects of the treatments are cumulative. Complete or partial regeneration of the ligaments and cartilage normally occurs in a period of 3-7 months following the first injections. This will be explained by our physician during your initial evaluation. Every patient is unique.
We encourage all our patients to bring any X-rays and MRI’s of the area they are seeking to be treated. Our physician may like to send for a second X-ray or MRI, 7-9 months after your initial treatments to see how much the joint has regenerated and if there is further treatment needed.
Call us today at 954.367.5648We are here to answer any questions you may have, at any time!
Joint Regeneration Florida providing Boca Raton Prolotherapy and joint regeneration injections for knees, hip, neck and back in Weston, Miramar, Boca and Delray Beach, FL.