Treatments

Regenerative Injection Therapy

Prolotherapy and PRP (Platelets Rich Plasma)

Patients with chronic pain resulting from sports injuries or arthritis, regenerative injection therapy (RIT) is an effective alternative to surgery, cortisone shots, and drugs.

Dr. Luca Lioce offers regenerative injections therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Prolotherapy, and stem cell therapy ,work by stimulating the body to repair the painful injured area(s) by stimulating your body’s natural healing response, stem-cell aggregation and inflammation at a much stronger and more focused effort than when the injury first occurred.

RIT allows the body to restart the healing cascade even in injuries that are decades old, allowing for the injured joint to heal in a more complete way.

What conditions does RIT help?

Arthritis, Sciatica, Sprains, Torn ligaments, Chronic joint pain, Degenerative disks, Cartilage injuries, Over-use injuries, Tendonitis, Migraines, Whip lash, Sports injuries

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Treatment Areas

Regenerative Injection which uses the patient’s own plasma. The patient’s blood is drawn then spun for 15 minutes, after which only the plasma is extracted and used. PRP (Platelets Rich Plasma) is the ultimate procedure utilizing the unique benefits of the Platelets. They are rich with more than 20 types of growth factors that help to stimulate stem cells; which are the most potent cells in the human body. It is a safe and excellent procedure to stimulate new tissue.

It takes about 30-40 minutes and has no side effects. Many professional and amateur athletes are benefiting from this non-surgical and non-invasive procedure. It gets that “back in the game” with limited to no downtime.

Regenerative Medicine

Prolotheraphy, Exosomes, Amnio Fluid and Growth Factors.

Exosomes have quickly grown in popularity among scientists, physicians and patients to become the treatment of choice for patients who can benefit from regenerative therapies. Exosomes are best known for safety and efficacy. They are commonly used to treat many medical conditions with excellent results. If you are considering a cutting edge stem cells based treatment call the office to learn more about Exosomes.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

What to expect during the treatment

The treatment works to strengthen the damaged tissue over the next 2-3 weeks, allowing you to continue your daily activities with little downtime and minimal discomfort. Regenerative injections, the latest in pain management solutions, involves 3-6 rounds of injections to the area of chronic pain or a damaged joint. Prolotherapy injections consist of a solution of dextrose, lidocaine, and saline to stimulate a localized inflammatory healing response into the area of ligament injury. 

What to expect after the procedure

It is normal to experience some pain and swelling in the injection area after RIT or stem cells have been introduced. This discomfort can last between 48 hours and two weeks, and recurrence of pain can even happen after 2 weeks. The pain and swelling are normal and are usually nothing to be alarmed about, although you can call us if you have concerns. However, it is essential that you do NOT take any anti-inflammatory medications for at least a week after this therapy. 

Pre/Post treatment recommendations

No aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products for 7-10 days prior to the procedure.
No fish oil/omega oils for ten days prior to procedure.
No swimming or hot tub/bath 48-72 hours post treatment.
No exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post-treatment. 

Dr. Luca Lioce

Naturopathic Medical Doctor
Dr. Lioce offers cutting edge Aesthetic Procedures such as Facial PRP and Micro needling for anti-aging, and to treat conditions which include acne, sun damage, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, and hair loss. He treats each patient as a whole individual person, identifying the cause of their problem and treating accordingly.
  • The American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine

    Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association

    Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians

    American Academy of Ozonotherapy

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