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JOINT PAIN & INJURY TREATMENT BIRMINGHAM

MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN & INJURY TREATMENT UK
Muscle & Joint Pain

Pain and Injury Treatment Birmingham
Pain and injury treatment Birmingham

Whether you are suffering from back pain, chronic joint pain, joint injury or suffering a ligament/tendon injury - it can be a painfully long process, but here at Dynamic Regenerative Medicine in Birmingham and Solihull recovery can be made easier. In addition to manual therapy and physical rehabilitation therapy, we have many different treatment options available to facilitate and speed up your injury recovery or treat your chronic joint pain.

 

Have you tried many other treatments such as physiotherapy or chiropractic but not completely achieved the full recovery you want? Here at Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, we may have just the solution for you.

Dynamic Regenerative Medicine has a fantastic reputation within the treatment of pain and sports injuries in Solihull & Birmingham and has gained this reputation from helping thousands of patients from all over the UK get back on their feet. We have been performing regenerative treatments such as PRP injection therapy for almost a decade now and have been seeing ongoing fantastic results.

 

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Here at our musculoskeletal pain and sports injury clinic in Henley In Arden Solihull, we are offering and providing state-of-the-art specialist non-surgical treatments including treatments used in regenerative medicine. It is our aim here at Dynamic Regenerative Medicine to get you back to full fitness, or just the activities you enjoy.

 

WHAT TREATMENTS DO WE OFFER FOR JOINT PAIN & INJURIES?

Here at Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, we can provide standard conservative treatments such as osteopathy, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, and we can also provide more specialist treatments such as regenerative injection treatments in Pure-PRP (platelet-rich plasma), high-quality hyaluronic acid (HA), and cell micro-graft transfer, alongside common anti-inflammatory injections. These popular regenerative treatments are used for joint or tissue injuries and conditions to speed up recovery and restore the normal balance of biological tissue. The effects of the P-PRP and hyaluronic acid injections mean that we can aim to decrease pain and stiffness and improve functional strength lost from injury.

 

 

 

Our philosophy is on joint preservation and joint and tissue health, not waiting until it is too late and then having to settle for surgery. Dynamic Regenerative Medicine is a member of the IACR (International Association of Cartilage Restoration and Repair) & the BKS (Biological Knee Society) and here we believe in catching injuries and joint problems early. 

 

 

 

 

Today PRP and HA treatments are extremely popular treatments used in musculoskeletal practice. They are safe and clinically accepted treatments for a wide range of spinal, chronic joint pain and injury patients, with fantastic clinical success and good evidenced-based scientific backing. Like any treatment, successful outcomes are based on many different factors, from an accurate diagnosis to current health status to all predisposing factors. In addition to this, correctly adopted injury rehabilitation.

 

The use of biological platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions has become more prevalent in recent years. Current literature has demonstrated that PRP injections are safe and can have the unique potential to accelerate the repair process of damaged tissues and facilitate tissue healing. As PRP is the most popular treatment, below will outline some basic information on PRP injection treatment, with some further links you can follow for additional guidance.

Find out more about HYALURONIC ACID INJECTION TREATMENT here.

Shoulder pain treatment Birmingham

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Guided Injections

Here at the Dynamic Clinic, we know how important it is to gauge a good understanding of what it is that could be going on and to what extent. This is for many reasons, like ensuring that the appropriate treatment is carried out and to the correct area. Here, musculoskeletal ultrasound can be used and guided injections ensure that you are hitting the correct area, so your treatment can be as effective as possible, with minimal pain and reactions. Find out more here Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Guided Injections.

Musculoskeletal Pain & Injury Treatment Warwickshire

Within musculoskeletal medicine, many different types of injuries and problems can develop for many different reasons. We appreciate that the majority of cases that are not progressive and degenerative can be fortunately self-remitting and treated simply via good conservative management.  However, in many cases, pain and injury may need additional support via specialist treatments to assist with healing and repair.

 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are extremely popular treatments, simply because they are simple, safe and beneficial long term. They can be used in the treatment of many musculoskeletal issues and injuries including that of tendinitis, muscle injuries, joint injury and arthritis. Typically, 2-3 injections may be required, separated by 3-4 weeks apart. This may vary depending on your problem.

What are PRP injection treatments?

PRP is blood plasma with a higher concentration of platelets than is generally found in the blood. These platelets contain bioactive proteins that initiate the healing of connective tissues such as bone, tendons, and ligaments. Further information can be found here.

Clinical Update: Why PRP Should Be Your First Choice for Injection Therapy in Treating Osteoarthritis 

What are PRP treatments used for?

Here at Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, we fully understand how valuable PRP treatment is in managing injury and chronic joint pain, or just simply preventative treatments to preserve joint health and maintain optimal function. We, therefore, use the technique of PRP injections to help relieve pain, reduce inflammation and most important speed up the repair of damaged tissue, and facilitate recovery in many musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. These may include arthritis, tennis elbow, knee injuries, shoulder tendinitis, and other damaged tendons or ligaments. Many see significant improvements immediately after PRP treatment when paired with a rehabilitation program.

How does Platelet Rich Plasma PRP Work?​

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  • If you are a candidate for PRP, a qualified and experienced clinician will draw a small sample of your blood and simply extract your platelets on-site, ready for use.

  • While platelets are best known for clotting blood, they also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors that are important in facilitating the healing process.

  • Dynamic Regenerative Medicine will create a plasma containing a higher concentration of platelets, including growth factor proteins than typically found in your blood.

  • The resulting PRP plasma, made up of your own platelets and proteins, is then injected into the site of the problem or injury – typically the same day your blood is drawn. It is a very simple, straightforward, fast treatment that is safe and does not generally require any downtime. Further information on the PRP process can be found here.

What is the difference between cortisone and PRP, and what is more effective?

To simplify, cortisone is an anti-inflammatory treatment that is used to reduce inflammation. The positive with cortisone is that it is good at reducing pain, but the negatives are that it generally is only short-lived and is not a good long-term solution for managing pain and injury. Although relatively good at reducing pain short term, another downside is that cortisone is a steroid treatment which can have negative implications for weakening tissue health and further contributing towards tissue degradation and degeneration. PRP on the other hand is a pro-inflammatory treatment that works to simulate a repair process of damaged tissue, generally, strengthen tissue health. Many clinical studies comparing cortisone and PRP are finding PRP treatment to be safer with better long-term outcomes in pain reduction and improved tissue healing, along with improved function. A few recent examples are below:

PRP Injection Can Be a Viable Alternative to Corticosteroid for Conservative Treatment of Rotator Cuff Disease 2022

Efficacy of Local Injection of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) vs Methylprednisolone in Plantar Fasciitis 2022

Tennis elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis): Study Comparing the Local Infiltrations of Leucocyte Enriched PRP to steroid 2022

Joint injection with PRP compared to Cortisone in knee osteoarthritis: Double-blinded randomised trial with one-year follow-up 2022

Comparison of Functional Outcome Between Corticosteroid Vs Platelet-Rich Plasma in Frozen Shoulder 2022

 

16 additional recent comparison studies throughout 2022-21 can be found here.

 

WHICH CONDITIONS BENEFIT MOST FROM PRP TREATMENT?

PRP treatment is very effective for chronic joint conditions, like knee osteoarthritis, where it is used to reduce inflammation/pain and to stimulate a repair process. It is also very recently used for many soft tissue injuries like ligament and tendon sprains/strains that have failed other conservative treatments including:

  • Rotator cuff injuries, including partial-thickness

  • Shoulder pain and instability

  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow

  • Hamstring and hip strains

  • Knee sprains and instability

  • Knee: patellar tendonitis

  • Ankle sprains

  • Achilles tendonitis & plantar fasciitis

  • Knee, hip, and other joint osteoarthritis

 

 

Additionally, PRP can be effective for many cases of osteoarthritis by stimulating the healing of cartilage and reducing pain and disability. This includes:

  • Knee arthritis

  • Hip joint arthritis

  • Shoulder arthritis

  • Ankle arthritis

  • Bursitis 

 

Preview video of a PRP injection performed by Dynamic Regenerative Medicine for knee tendinitis.

NOTE: minor discomfort is felt during this procedure. Downtime is minimal. 

PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP) INJECTIONS FOR TENDON INJURIES

PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) INJECTIONS FOR TENDON INJURIES
Structure of a tendon

Tendons are made of cells called tenocytes, water, and fibrous collagen protein. These proteins weave together to make a strong durable structure that naturally anchors to the bone.

 

How do tendons become injured?

 

Tendons can transmit great forces and thus can be injured if they are overused or overexerted. If this occurs, micro-tears start to form in the collagen.

How do tendons heal after an injury?

 

Injured tendons heal by scarring — this affects their strength and hence increases the risk of re-injury. Also, because tendons do not have a good blood supply, they tend to heal slower than other soft tissues.

 

Why is my tendon injury not healing?

 

As tendons have a poor blood supply, there is only a minimal inflammatory response. Without inflammation, the tendon repair system is limited and an abnormal response occurs called angiofibroblastic degeneration. This degenerative response to the micro-tears in collagen is the essence of tendinopathy or tendinosis. Often pain, localised tenderness, swelling, and impaired performance occurs.

How have tendons been treated traditionally?

 

Traditional therapies do not address the inherently poor healing properties of tendons. Corticosteroid is sometimes injected but adverse effects such as atrophy and permanent structural damage to tendons can occur. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) can provide some benefit, but are not addressing the problem and can cause gastrointestinal upset.

 

How does PRP treatment work for tendon injuries?

 

PRP injections are used to stimulate the inflammatory process which in turn encourages and facilitates the healing process of damaged of irritated tissues. PRP treatment focuses on restoring normal tissue health and function while avoiding further degeneration and chronic issues.  

PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) INJECTIONS FOR MUSCLE INJURIES

PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) INJECTIONS FOR MUSCLE INJURIES 

PRP has been shown to accelerate muscle healing and reduce injury time. The early blood clot can be substituted by PRP with its physiological concentration of growth factors which stimulates the healing process.

There is strong ongoing scientific clinical research into the use of PRP treatment regarding its fantastic potential to treat other musculoskeletal injuries including - bursitis, knee injuries and of course osteoarthritis. PRP treatment for osteoarthritis still appears to be the most popular use for PRP therapy. This is probably due to the simple case that osteoarthritis is still the biggest cause of disability worldwide.

 

Over the past decade, much has been written and established about the regenerative potential of PRP therapy. This is an effective biological treatment involving a high concentration of platelets. Platelets are specialised blood cells that contain bioactive proteins that help us with healing and recovery. It has been found that simple and safe injection to the area/s of tissue damage and injury with high concentrations of platelets can encourage and facilitate healing processes and speed up recovery from pain and injury, including joint arthritis.

 

Because the injection contains a high concentration of platelets, which can be 5 – 10 times more than the untreated blood, it is well documented that these platelets can reduce inflammation in joint arthritis and even have regenerative properties. More and more people now are turning towards PRP therapy as opposed to cortisone injections. This is why it is commonly used within sports medicine too. Looking at all the literature and current clinical practice evidence – we can see that cortisone injection appeared to be good short-term for pain relief, but not so good long-term. On the contrary, PRP treatment although in some cases does not work straight away has more beneficial properties long term. Better still, we understand that PRP treatment is completely natural and has no side effects, whereas cortisone is chondro-toxic, meaning, that it can be damaging to cartilage and soft tissue long-term. So this begs the question, why are we having cortisone, If there is a potential for tissues becoming worse off long term?

 

Ongoing positive results have been observed by many various researchers and clinicians in clinical practice for the benefits of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment in mild to moderate osteoarthritis. PRP has clearly demonstrated its supremacy in comparison to hyaluronic acid (HA) and placebo in various clinical trials and is undoubtedly the best option available for symptomatic treatment in joint pain related to osteoarthritis. However, together PRP/HA is showing excellent clinical outcomes... The release of bioactive protein growth factors from PRP occurs immediately and lasts for around three weeks and the clinical effect tends to allow for better functional mobility. Prolonged and sustained release of growth factors from platelets have been shown to help in much better biological healing and sustained clinical effects. PRP in combination with biocompatible carriers could be one way of achieving this.  

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Further information on cartilage damage can be found here.

WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE FOR PRP INJECTION TREATMENT?

Over the past 10 years numerous clinical research and peer-reviewed papers have been published about platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment. Please follow this LINK to see a selection of some recently published papers for musculoskeletal medicine.

  • What are the common areas treated with fat dissolving injections
    At the Dynamic Clinic, our fat dissolving injections are commonly used to target areas such as the chin, jawline, abdomen, thighs, and flanks. These injections are designed to specifically target and reduce localised areas of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Our experienced team utilise advanced techniques to ensure precise and effective treatment, providing our clients with noticeable results in these specific areas. We prioritise the safety and comfort of our clients, and our staff is dedicated to providing personalised care to help you achieve your desired aesthetic goals.
  • Are fat dissolving injections permanent?
    No, fat dissolving injections are not permanent. At Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, we offer fat dissolving injections, also known as lipolytic injections, as a non-surgical method to help reduce localised areas of fat. These injections work by breaking down and liquefying fat cells, which are then naturally eliminated by the body. While the results are long-lasting, it's important to note that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and weight management is crucial to sustain the effects of the injections. Regular exercise and a balanced diet are essential for preventing the accumulation of new fat in the treated area. Additionally, individual results may vary, and multiple sessions of fat dissolving injections may be required to achieve the desired outcome. Our qualified and experienced team will assess your specific needs and provide personalized recommendations to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
  • How many treatments are needed with fat dissolving injections to see results?
    At Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, the number of treatments needed with fat dissolving injections varies depending on the individual and their specific goals. In general, most clients will see noticeable results after 2-4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. However, this can vary based on the amount of fat being targeted and the individual's body composition. Our experienced clinicians will assess your specific needs during a consultation and create a customised treatment plan to address your concerns and achieve your desired results. We prioritise safety, effectiveness, and individualised care to ensure that each client receives the best possible outcome from their fat dissolving injections.
  • Are top up treatments of fat dissolving injections required?
    Our approach to fat dissolving injections involves a thorough consultation and personalised treatment plan to ensure optimal results. While the number of sessions required may vary depending on individual factors such as the targeted area, the amount of fat to be reduced, and the desired outcome, top up treatments may be recommended in some cases to achieve the best possible results. Our team of experienced professionals will assess your progress during follow-up appointments and tailor the treatment plan accordingly to ensure the most effective and satisfying outcome. We are committed to delivering safe, effective, and personalized care to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
  • Do fat dissolving injections hurt
    At Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, we understand that the comfort of our patients is a top priority. While the experience of fat dissolving injections may vary from person to person, our highly trained medical professionals take every step to minimise discomfort during the procedure. Before the injections, a local anaesthetic is typically applied to the treatment area to help reduce any potential discomfort. Additionally, our team will work closely with you to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process. If you have any concerns about pain or discomfort related to fat dissolving injections, we encourage you to discuss them with our team during your consultation. Our goal is to provide a positive and comfortable experience for all of our patients.
  • How long do fat dissolving injections last
    Fat dissolving injections, typically provide long-lasting results. The treatment works by breaking down and eliminating fat cells in targeted areas, such as the chin or jowls. After the fat cells are destroyed, they are unable to store or accumulate fat again. This means that the results from fat dissolving injections can be permanent, as long as a healthy lifestyle is maintained. However, individual results may vary, and a series of treatments may be needed to achieve the desired outcome. At Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, our team are experienced professionals will assess your specific needs and create a personalised treatment plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. We are committed to providing safe, effective, and long-lasting solutions for our clients.
  • Can Botox help with reducing masseter hypertrophy (jaw muscle mass)?
    Yes, Botox can be used to reduce masseter hypertrophy. Masseter hypertrophy is a common condition that occurs when the masseter muscle, which is responsible for chewing, enlarges due to overuse or teeth grinding. This can result in a square-looking jawline and facial pain. Botox injections into the masseter muscle can help relax the muscle and reduce its size, resulting in a more oval-shaped jawline and alleviation of facial pain. At Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, we offer Botox injections for masseter hypertrophy as part of our non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments. Our skilled clinicians will assess your condition and provide a personalised treatment plan to achieve your desired results.
  • Is Botox safe?
    At Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, we understand that many people have questions about Botox and its safety. Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment that is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It is made from a purified form of botulinum toxin, which is a neurotoxin that can cause temporary muscle weakening. While this may sound concerning, Botox has been used safely for cosmetic purposes for many years. Botox is a safe and effective treatment when administered by a trained and experienced professional, with a good background in injection therapy. It is important to ensure that your Botox injections are performed by a qualified provider who has extensive experience with this treatment. At Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, we are committed to providing our patients with safe and effective cosmetic treatments, including Botox. If you have any concerns about Botox or its safety, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your cosmetic treatment options.
  • How long does your Botox jaw injection last?
    At Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, we use Botox injections to treat jaw clenching and teeth grinding. The effects of this treatment typically last around 4-8 months. However, the duration of the effect may vary based on the contributing factors and the individual's body and medical conditions. Our experienced professionals will provide you with all the necessary information and guidance to ensure the best possible outcomes. If you have any questions or concerns about Botox jaw injection, please feel free to contact us.
  • Can Botox help with jaw pain?
    Yes, Botox can be used as a treatment for jaw pain. It is commonly used to treat temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the jaw joint and muscles. Botox works by relaxing the muscles in the jaw, reducing tension and pain. It is a minimally invasive treatment that can provide long-lasting relief for TMJ symptoms. At Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, our experienced team of medical professionals can help determine if Botox is the right treatment option for your jaw pain. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
  • Is there any downtime after Botox jaw injection?
    Botox jaw injection is a non-invasive procedure that does not require any downtime. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure. However, some patients may experience mild swelling or bruising at the injection site, which usually subsides within a few hours to a few days. It is important to follow post-procedure instructions provided by your clinician to ensure optimal results and to minimise any potential side effects. If you have any concerns or questions about Botox jaw injection, please get in touch.
  • Do Botox injections hurt?
    At Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, we strive to provide a comfortable and pain-free experience during all of our treatments, including Botox injections. While everyone's pain tolerance is different, most patients report only minimal discomfort during the procedure. We use a very small needle to administer the Botox, and we can also apply a topical anaesthetic to the treatment area to further minimise any discomfort. After the injection, you may experience some mild swelling or redness, but this typically subsides within a few hours. If you have any concerns about pain or discomfort during your Botox treatment, please don't hesitate to discuss them with our team.
  • What is a PRP injection?
    This is a platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection treatment that is a safe, popular ortho-biological treatment used to stimulate repair and healing of damaged musculoskeletal tissue (muscle, tendons and joint cartilage). Further information can be found by visiting our page on PRP treatment.
  • Is PRP treatment painful?
    PRP treatment, also known as Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy, is a minimally invasive procedure that involves careful extraction and injection of concentrated platelets from the patient's own plasma into the affected area to promote healing and regeneration. While some patients may experience mild discomfort during the injection process, the procedure itself is typically well-tolerated and does not involve any significant pain. Most of our patients only experience mild discomfort that is very well tolerated. At Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, our team of experienced musculoskeletal professionals over many years of PRP clinical practice have developed a very special technique to ensure treatment is quick and easy, with minimal downtime. We will take every measure to ensure your comfort during the PRP treatment. If you have any concerns about PRP treatment, our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you make an informed decision about your health.
  • Is there any downtime after PRP treatment?
    Most patients experience little to no downtime after PRP treatment. Some patients may experience mild discomfort or stiffness/swelling at the injection site, but this typically resolves within a few days. It is recommended to avoid strenuous activity for the first 24-48 hours after treatment, but patients can resume their normal activities shortly after. As with any medical procedure, it is important to follow the post-treatment instructions provided by your healthcare provider to ensure optimal results.
  • Cortisone or PRP injection?
    Both cortisone (corticosteroid) and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) are both very beneficial treatments for joint pain and injuries, but they work in different ways. Cortisone is a steroid injection that reduces inflammation in the joint, providing pain relief. However, cortisone injections are only a temporary solution and can have negative side effects if used too frequently. PRP, on the other hand, uses the body's own platelets to promote healing and regeneration in the joint and of damaged tissue. This treatment is a more natural and long-lasting solution for joint pain and injuries. At Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, we specialise in PRP treatments for joint pain and injuries. Our team of musculoskeletal professionals use the latest technology and techniques to help patients achieve optimal health and wellness. Further information can be found here: What Is The Difference Between Cortisone & PRP Injection, and what is the most effective? (dynamicregenmedicine.co.uk)
  • How many PRP treatments are required?
    The number of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatments required varies from patient to patient and depends on the severity of their condition. Typically, patients require 2-3 treatments spaced 3-6 weeks apart. However, some patients may require more or less depending on their specific situation. Our clinical team will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs.
  • What works best with PRP treatment?
    For conditions such as arthritis, the majority of patients will carry out a course of up to 3 treatments, alongside hyaluronic acid injection therapy.
  • Is PRP treatment safe?
    Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, we understand the importance of safety when it comes to any medical treatment. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a safe and effective treatment option that has been used for decades to stimulate the body's natural healing process. PRP therapy involves using the patient's own blood to extract platelets, which are then injected into the affected area. Since PRP therapy uses the patient's own blood, there is little to no risk of an allergic reaction or transmission of diseases. Our highly trained medical professionals follow strict safety protocols to ensure that every patient receives the safest and most effective PRP therapy. If you have any concerns about the safety of PRP therapy, please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Can I drive after PRP treatment?
    Yes, most of our patients (90%) do usually drive after PRP treatment. However, it is important to note that some patients may experience mild stiffness or discomfort after the procedure, which can affect their ability to drive. In some cases it may be recommended that you arrange for someone to drive you home after your treatment, and avoid driving for at least a few hours after the procedure. If you have any concerns about driving after PRP treatment, please contact us for more information.
  • Does PRP treatment hurt?
    Only mild discomfort is associated with PRP therapy. It is reported by patients to be very quick, well-tolerated and very short-lived. If needed, a local anaesthetic can be used. Any post treatment soreness again is well tolerated and short-lived.
  • How much does PRP treatment cost?
    Standard UK prices for PRP injection treatments range from £200-£450. Here at Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, our PRP treatments range from £185-195. This is because we are the UK distributor for iStem PRP, which fortunately keeps our prices low.
  • Is there any down time with PRP injection treatment?
    No downtime is associated with PRP treatment. The majority of patient carry about their normal business immediately after treatment. With joint of soft tissue injections, it is recommended to take things relatively easy following treatment and avoid strenuous activity the day if the treatment. Advice and recommendations will be provided from your clinician.
  • Can PRP cause cancer?
    The growth factors immediately bind to the external surface of the cell membranes of cells in the graft, flap, or wound via transmembrane receptors. The importance of this is that the PRP growth factors never enter the cell or its nucleus, they are not mutagenic, and they act through the stimulation of normal healing, just much faster. Therefore, PRP cannot induce tumour formation and has never done so.” (Marx, RE, 2001), (Schmitz, et al, 2001).
  • How long does it take for PRP injections to work?
    This depends on what you are treating and the severity of what you are treating. When using PRP for injury treatment, the healing process begins almost immediately. However, reduction in pain can vary from 1-4 weeks. Often, more than one treatment of PRP may be needed. Within hair restoration, we expect to see reduced hair fall in 1-3 months, and improved hair regrowth between 3-6 months.
  • What is PRP therapy used for?
    PRP therapy, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, is a regenerative medicine treatment that is used to promote healing and reduce pain in various areas of the body. PRP is created by drawing a small amount of the patient's own blood and processing it to concentrate the platelets and growth factors. The resulting PRP solution is then injected into the targeted area to stimulate the body's natural healing response. PRP therapy can be used for a variety of conditions, including joint pain, tendonitis, ligament injuries, and even hair loss. It is a safe and effective alternative to surgery or medication for many patients. Find out more.
  • Can PRP cause Infections?
    As with any injection procedure, there is always associated risks including infection. However, this is extremely uncommon, as full aseptic techniques are used at all times. PRP is bactericidal (a substance that kills bacteria). While platelets are increased in PRP processing so are leukocytes (white cells that fight infection) over 6 to 8 times. This is one reason why PRP is so effective in wound healing. Not only do the increased levels of leukocytes enable the body to fight off infection they have a dual purpose. After platelets initially release their growth factors, leukocytes produce a secondary release of growth factors to promote healing.
  • Is PRP treatment effective?
    High amounts of good quality evidence-based medicine support the treatment of PRP, along with its safety, efficacy and success. This evidence exists in many different areas of treatment. It is also worth noting that research takes time to expand in a relatively new area and is expensive, but this being said further solid research is being produced regularly. Particularly, the treatment of PRP versus standard conventional drug treatments. See latest clinical research here. Hair restoration here.
  • Is PRP treatment painful?
    PRP injections are very simple and associated with only mild discomfort. The vast majority of patients, only report mild discomfort that is well tolerated and short-lived. Following treatment, only mild discomfort is normally experienced, which is extremely well tolerated, and does not require any downtime.
  • How does PRP treatment work?
    This depends on what treatment you are referring to of course, as PRP treatment can treat many different areas. Within musculoskeletal practice, platelets work to stimulate repair and healing. Within hair restoration, platelets within PRP treatment release bioactive growth factors that stimulate dormant hair follicles via a complex biological process. Further information can be found here.
  • Cortisone or PRP treatment?
    Both cortisone (corticosteroid) and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) are both very beneficial treatments for joint pain and injuries, but they work in different ways. Cortisone is a steroid injection that reduces inflammation in the joint, providing pain relief. However, cortisone injections are only a temporary solution and can have negative side effects if used too frequently. PRP, on the other hand, uses the body's own platelets to promote healing and regeneration in the joint and of damaged tissue. This treatment is a more natural and long-lasting solution for joint pain and injuries. At Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, we specialise in PRP treatments for joint pain and injuries. Our team of musculoskeletal professionals use the latest technology and techniques to help patients achieve optimal health and wellness. Further information can be found here: What Is The Difference Between Cortisone & PRP Injection, and what is the most effective? (dynamicregenmedicine.co.uk)
  • How many PRP injection treatments are needed?
    Results can be obtained from 1 treatment, however, often a course of treatment may be recommended. We go by clinical experience and what the clinical literature recommends, and that is a course of up to 3 treatments, 3-6 weeks apart. Within hair restoration, it is recommended to do a course of 4 treatment initially, 1 treatment per month. Then to work on a maintenance and preservation routine.
  • Do you offer a PRP package deal?
    Yes, we do. Please enquire direct for deals and offers.
  • What are the benefits of PRP treatment?
    PRP treatment is a natural, safe and effective treatment option for many pain conditions, including hair loss. The benefits of PRP treatment compared to other treatments includes safety, reduced downtime, improved outcomes long term and no drug use. Here are some of the benefits of PRP treatment: 1. Reduced pain: PRP can help reduce pain and inflammation in joints, tendons, and muscles. It can also improve mobility and range of motion. 2. Faster healing: PRP contains growth factors that can stimulate the body's natural healing process, leading to faster recovery times. 3. Non-surgical: PRP is a non-surgical option for people who want to avoid invasive procedures like surgery. 4. Customised: PRP can be tailored to the individual patient's needs, making it a personalised treatment option. 5. Natural stimulation of hair follicles. 6. Promotion of skin collagen stimulation.
  • How long does PRP treatment take to do?
    The whole procedure is around 30 minutes. However, the treatment is very fast, depending on the area being treated.
  • Is PRP treatment safe?
    PRP treatment is an especially safe treatment option with no risk of allergic reaction because it is your own blood. However, anytime a needle is placed in the body, there is a risk of infection, bleeding, and nerve damage, but this is extremely rare. See latest clinical research here. Hair restoration here.
  • How long does it take for PRP injections to work?
    This depends on what you are treating and the severity of what you are treating. When using PRP for injury treatment, the healing process begins almost immediately. However, reduction in pain can vary from 1-4 weeks. Often, more than one treatment of PRP may be needed. Within hair restoration, we expect to see reduced hair fall in 1-3 months, and improved hair regrowth between 3-6 months.
  • What are the benefits of PRP treatment?
    PRP treatment is a natural, safe and effective treatment option for many pain conditions, including hair loss. The benefits of PRP treatment compared to other treatments includes safety, reduced downtime, improved outcomes long term and no drug use. Here are some of the benefits of PRP treatment: 1. Reduced pain: PRP can help reduce pain and inflammation in joints, tendons, and muscles. It can also improve mobility and range of motion. 2. Faster healing: PRP contains growth factors that can stimulate the body's natural healing process, leading to faster recovery times. 3. Non-surgical: PRP is a non-surgical option for people who want to avoid invasive procedures like surgery. 4. Customised: PRP can be tailored to the individual patient's needs, making it a personalised treatment option. 5. Natural stimulation of hair follicles. 6. Promotion of skin collagen stimulation.
  • Is there any down time with PRP injection treatment?
    No downtime is associated with PRP treatment. The majority of patient carry about their normal business immediately after treatment. With joint of soft tissue injections, it is recommended to take things relatively easy following treatment and avoid strenuous activity the day if the treatment. Advice and recommendations will be provided from your clinician.
  • Is PRP treatment effective?
    High amounts of good quality evidence-based medicine support the treatment of PRP, along with its safety, efficacy and success. This evidence exists in many different areas of treatment. It is also worth noting that research takes time to expand in a relatively new area and is expensive, but this being said further solid research is being produced regularly. Particularly, the treatment of PRP versus standard conventional drug treatments. See latest clinical research here. Hair restoration here.
  • How does PRP treatment work?
    This depends on what treatment you are referring to of course, as PRP treatment can treat many different areas. Within musculoskeletal practice, platelets work to stimulate repair and healing. Within hair restoration, platelets within PRP treatment release bioactive growth factors that stimulate dormant hair follicles via a complex biological process. Further information can be found here.
  • How many PRP injection treatments are needed?
    Results can be obtained from 1 treatment, however, often a course of treatment may be recommended. We go by clinical experience and what the clinical literature recommends, and that is a course of up to 3 treatments, 3-6 weeks apart. Within hair restoration, it is recommended to do a course of 4 treatment initially, 1 treatment per month. Then to work on a maintenance and preservation routine.
  • What is PRP therapy used for?
    PRP therapy, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, is a regenerative medicine treatment that is used to promote healing and reduce pain in various areas of the body. PRP is created by drawing a small amount of the patient's own blood and processing it to concentrate the platelets and growth factors. The resulting PRP solution is then injected into the targeted area to stimulate the body's natural healing response. PRP therapy can be used for a variety of conditions, including joint pain, tendonitis, ligament injuries, and even hair loss. It is a safe and effective alternative to surgery or medication for many patients. Find out more.
  • Is PRP treatment painful?
    PRP injections are very simple and associated with only mild discomfort. The vast majority of patients, only report mild discomfort that is well tolerated and short-lived. Following treatment, only mild discomfort is normally experienced, which is extremely well tolerated, and does not require any downtime.
  • Is PRP treatment safe?
    PRP treatment is an especially safe treatment option with no risk of allergic reaction because it is your own blood. However, anytime a needle is placed in the body, there is a risk of infection, bleeding, and nerve damage, but this is extremely rare. See latest clinical research here. Hair restoration here.
  • How long will it take before results can be seen from PRP?
    Results are normally seen within the first two months. Less shedding of hair has been observed in less than one month with peak effect coming at 4 months to 6 months.
  • Is it normal for hair to shed after PRP treatment?
    No, it is very uncommon for shedding to occur after treatment, in fact - we expect to see a reduction in hair fall. It is not unusual for shedding to continue or even increase when first starting a treatment like minoxidil eg Regaine, or Finasteride. Hair follicles may increase in growth rate or increase diameter while in the growing stage, but hair can't undergo a noticeable change in size during the early stages. The reason for this is that the follicles must go into dormancy or the telogen “resting” phase so they can begin to restructure their processes to produce thicker, stronger hair. On very few occasions hair can go through 'shock loss' in some people. This, however, should only be temporary. If hair loss does occur, then you would be asked to go through further investigations.
  • Is there any downtime after PRP treatment?
    No, most patients can resume normal activities on the same day of the treatment. If there is some post treatment soreness, we just say to take it easy until things have settled down.
  • What type of aftercare is required after PRP treatment for hair?
    The beauty of the treatment is that no aftercare is required other than shampooing your hair the next day. It is not necessary to sleep in any particular position or refrain from any normal activity. Its is just asked to keep the area clean and reduce sweat and physical activity for 24 hours to reduce the risk of infection.
  • Can PRP be used in conjunction with other hair loss treatments?
    Yes, various different hair loss treatments will only compliment the progress. This is because its mechanism of action is different and when used in combination with treatments such as minoxidil, DHT blockers, or phototherapy. The combination of hair loss treatments often have a synergistic effect. This making it more beneficial in many cases.
  • Is PRP hair treatment equally effective in both men and women?
    To date, there have been high amounts of very encouraging positive results in both men and women. Because women have fewer treatment options, they tend to experience less shedding within a few weeks and an improved character to their hair sooner than men, because most men having PRP done are already on other therapies. Most patients, both men and women report an improvement in hair density, and condition and reduced shedding. Most patients will see an improvement in the character of hair quality, thickness and less shedding.
  • What type of hair loss can be treated using PRP therapy?
    Improvement in hair character, decreased shedding, and increased aesthetic hair density is reported in androgenic alopecia, telogen effluvium and alopecia areata. However, we have seen improvements in all types of hair loss.
  • Is PRP treatment good following a hair transplant?
    Yes, PRP treatment can be very beneficial following a hair transplant. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a non-surgical treatment that involves injecting a concentrated solution of your own blood platelets into the scalp to stimulate hair growth. This treatment can help to promote healing, reduce inflammation, and improve the overall health of the scalp, which can lead to improved hair growth following a transplant. However, it is important to note that PRP treatment should only be performed by a qualified medical professional.
  • Cortisone or hyaluronic acid injection?
    At Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, we offer both cortisone and hyaluronic acid injections for various conditions. Cortisone injections are typically used for reducing inflammation and pain in joints or soft tissue. However, it should be noted that cortisone injections are not a long-term solution and can have side effects if used too frequently. On the other hand, hyaluronic acid injections are used to provide lubrication and nourishment to joints affected by osteoarthritis. But also, to slow the progression of cartilage degeneration. This treatment can provide relief for up to six months and beyound. Our team of musculoskeletal professionals will work with you to determine which treatment is best suited for your specific needs and condition. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our regenerative medicine treatments.
  • What are the risks with cortisone injections?
    Cortisone injections (corticosteroid injections), are a common treatment option for conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, and bursitis. While they can provide significant pain relief and reduce inflammation, there are potential risks and side effects to be aware of. Some uncommon risks and complications associated with cortisone injections include acute post-treatment flare, infection, nerve damage, tendon injury and allergic reactions. Additionally, repeated injections over time can lead to tissue weakening. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of cortisone injections with your clinician before undergoing the procedure.
  • How much is a cortisone injection?
    Initial consultation + assessment + ultrasound + your first injection treatment all together is £240.00. However, any follow up injections (if required) are reduced down to £195.00. Any follow up treatment of osteopathy or physiotherapy is £60.00.
  • How long does it take before a cortisone injection starts to work?
    The effectiveness of a cortisone injection varies from person to person, as well as depending on the condition being treated. Some patients may experience pain relief within a few hours of receiving the injection, while others may not feel the full effects until a few days after the injection.
  • How long will a cortisone injection reduce pain for?
    At Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, we utilise cortisone injections as a minimally invasive and effective treatment option for pain relief. The duration of pain relief following a cortisone injection can vary from patient to patient and depends on many factors such as the severity of the condition being treated, the location of the injection, and the individual's overall health. In general, patients can expect to experience pain relief for several weeks to several months after a cortisone injection. Our team of musculoskeletal experts will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan that best meets your individual needs and goals. If you have any questions or concerns about cortisone injections or any other treatment options, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you achieve optimal health and wellness.
  • Can I drive after a cortisone injection?
    It is generally safe to drive after receiving a cortisone injection, as it will not significantly impair your ability to operate a vehicle. However, some patients may experience temporary dizziness or joint stiffness following the injection, so it is important to listen to your body and refrain from driving if you feel any adverse effects. Additionally, it is recommended that you follow clinician guidelines before engaging in any strenuous activities to allow the medication to fully take effect and reduce the risk of injury. As always, if you have any concerns or questions about your treatment plan, please get in touch.
  • What are the side effects of a cortisone injection?
    Cortisone injections are a common treatment option for a variety of pain related conditions, such as joint pain, inflammation, and arthritis. While they are generally considered very safe, but there are some potential side effects that you should be aware of. Some of the common side effects of cortisone injections include: - Mild discomfort and swelling at the injection site - Temporary increase in blood sugar levels - Flushing or redness of the face - Thinning of the skin or skin depigmentation - Weakening of soft tissue (more so, with repeated injections) It is important to note that these side effects are usually mild and go away on their own within a few days. However, if you experience any severe or persistent symptoms after a cortisone injection, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately. At Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, our team of experienced musculoskeletal professionals are dedicated to providing safe and effective treatment options for our patients. If you have any questions or concerns about cortisone injections or any other health-related topic, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help you achieve optimal health and wellness.
  • Cortisone or PRP injection?
    At Dynamic Regenerative Medicine, we offer both cortisone and PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) injections for the treatment of various musculoskeletal conditions. The choice between the two depends on the specific condition being treated and the individual patient's needs. Cortisone injections are a type of steroid injection that can help reduce inflammation and relieve pain in the affected area. They are commonly used for joint pain, tendonitis, and bursitis. However, cortisone injections are not a long-term solution and may have side effects if used too frequently. PRP injections, on the other hand, use the patient's own blood to stimulate healing. The blood is processed to extract platelets, which are then concentrated and injected into the affected area. PRP injections can be beneficial for conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, and ligament injuries. They are a natural biological alternative to cortisone injections and may provide longer-lasting relief. Ultimately, the decision between cortisone and PRP injections will depend on the specific condition being treated and the individual patient's needs. Our experienced team at Dynamic Regenerative Medicine will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your unique situation. Further information can be found here: What Is The Difference Between Cortisone & PRP Injection, and what is the most effective? (dynamicregenmedicine.co.uk)

WHAT DOES A CONSULTATION INVOLVE?

During your consultation with us, this gives us the opportunity to discuss your arising complaint/condition and then to discuss possible treatment options and expectations. Below is a simple consultation flow:

 

  • discuss your condition

  • what treatment you have had so far

  • clinical assessment (where applicable) - having a look at the area and examining

  • ultrasound scanning (where applicable)

  • diagnosis 

  • refer for further investigations if necessary

Please note that treatment can indeed follow on from consultation if happy to do so and enough time has been set aside to do so. 

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment can also be provided by some Medical Insurance Companies. Enquire for details.

In regenerative practice, we are very proud to say we are the UK’s leading provider of advanced PRP treatment and have been providing this fantastic treatment with great clinical success for almost 10 years, providing over 13,000 treatments to date. We are extremely proud of the significant help and success this has provided to many people, changing lives.

 

Our Clinic Director and Clinical Scientist Mr Adam Whatley is continuing ongoing clinical research in this fascinating area of platelets and stem cells, and offering the best level of clinical practice to all patients. PRP treatment has been ongoingly praised for its safety and effectiveness for many different conditions in varied areas of clinical medicine. Risks and adverse complications associated with PRP treatment are practically non-existent.

Mr Adam Whatley, is extremely experienced in the field and hugely passionate. Furthermore, he a clinical scientist, carrying out research-based clinical trials in this area of Regenerative Medicine.

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For further information please contact us on 01564 330773 or alternatively email us at  clinic@dynamicregenmedicine.co.uk

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