Regenerative Therapies

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy has some of the most exciting treatment potential in medicine today.  Stem cells can stimulate the formation of cartilage, tendon, ligaments, bone and fibrous connective tissues. Stem cells have been clinically and scientifically proven to effectively treat many chronic pain conditions, accelerate the healing, and reduce scarring.

Many clinics offering stem cell therapy require patients to go through painful and expensive procedures to obtain stem cells from their bone marrow or adipose tissue. At Duggar Wellness we utilize a simple and less invasive alternative by using "ready to use" injectables stem cells from amniotic fluid and umbilical cord tissue. These tissues are rich in growth factors that promote regenerative healing and control of inflammation that is driving joint pain and dysfunction.

These therapies are a safe, nonsurgical treatment option for many acute and chronic joint conditions.

Stem cell injection pricing begins at $2,500 for 1 joint and $4,500 for 2 joints if done at the same time. This price includes initial consultation 1 week prior to the procedure as well as follow up visits at 2 weeks and 2 months post procedure.

 

Prolozone Injections

One of the primary reasons that joints heal slowly is because they don't have as rich of a blood supply as other tissues. When damaged occurs to the the connective tissue around joints, the resulting swelling reduces the blood flow even more. Pain results from the relative lack of oxygen and nutrients in the area. If left in that state, many joint injuries develop some level of chronic pain and limited function.

Prolozone injections work to counter this situation in four ways. First, a local anesthetic called marcaine is used to reset irritated nerves making them less sensitive.  Second, homeopathic anti-inflammatories are used to calm the inflammation and reduce swelling.  This also increases circulation.  Third, wound healing nutrients like B vitamins are introduced to feed damaged cells and assist with cellular repair and regeneration.  Last the cells are bathed in ozone which delivers a concentrated form of oxygen to these oxygen-starved cells.

The result: Pain is relieved, the tissue is fed, and the increased circulation puts it back on the track to be healthy.

Pain relief is often noted within a matter of days but if the condition is chronic it is possible that complete pain relief may require a small series of injections to completely resolve the pain.

Pricing for Prolozone injections begins at $300 for 1 region. Additional regions treated on the same day are $200.

 

Regenerative Therapy FAQs

Q - How long does the procedure take and will I have to be laid up for a while? +

The procedure for both stem cell injections and prolozone injections are both done in-office and the entire procedure takes less than 30 minutes. It is recommended that patients avoid strenuous activity for at least 24 hours after the procedure but normal daily activities such as walking are encouraged.

Q – How long do stem cell treatment results last? +

A – Because stem cell injections are intended to actually help the body repair tissues, not merely reduce pain, the results take longer to notice. It is possible that 4-6 weeks will go by before any improvements are noticed. The real benefit is that results often last much longer than typical shots like cortisone. Research shows that many patients notice lowered pain levels greater than 1 year post procedure.

Q – What exactly is in the stem cell shot? +

A – As noted above, stem cells can be obtained directly from the patient's own bone marrow or fat cells. Bone marrow stem cells are generally an excellent option for treatment but the process of obtaining them requires the doctor to tap a very large needle into the bone of the pelvis with a mallet and then harvest up to 7 vials of bone marrow.

Science has discovered a way to extract similar stem cells and growth factors from the amniotic fluid and umbilical cord tissue of healthy mothers who have been thoroughly screened prior to a scheduled c-section birth. These tissue samples derived from amniotic tissue are called "allograft" tissues. Because they are considered "immune privileged" cells, they rarely evoke an immune reaction in the human body. In fact, these tissues have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fibrotic properties. Due to the ease of use and excellent clinical effectiveness, we only use allograft products at Duggar Wellness.

Q – Will my health insurance cover all of the costs? +

A – Despite a growing body of published scientific research, the insurance industry is still not routinely covering stem cell injections in America.  The classify these procedures as elective and "investigational". The prices for these types of procedures used to be so high that only elite athletes could afford them but now we are able to provide them for prices that allow most people to have access to these therapies.

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