Prolotherapy

Does your pet suffer from a painful injury, hyper mobility, or other debilitating condition affecting the joints? Now your animal can benefit from a natural regenerative therapy pioneered in sports medicine for the world’s elite human athletes.

Dr. Babette offers prolotherapy, a non-surgical therapeutic option to treat arthritis, stress and other trauma to the joints. It’s a leading alternative orthopedic therapy for both humans and animals, and it gets real results--fast. Prolotherapy taps into the body’s own natural healing process, so the need for invasive techniques is minimized.

Traditional treatments that rely on surgery and drugs have their limitations. They come with side effects, and don’t always lead to full pain relief and complete healing of injury-impaired ligaments and tendons. But ligaments and tendons must stay strong to support an animal’s weight and keep it pain-free and moving well. This is where prolotherapy can help.

View the video below to see how Dr. Babette used Prolotherapy to help this Pit Bull walk again.

The prolotherapist uses controlled injections of natural proliferating agents, like dextrose, mixed with lidocaine, into the damaged joint, to trigger a slight inflammatory response. Then the body’s natural healing mechanism kicks in, stimulating the formation of healthy new ligament and tendon tissues. This reduces pain, and strengthens and stabilizes the joint, for lasting results. Typically positive results are seen after the first three treatments. But up to five treatments are necessary. Since animals are individuals, and respond differently to treatment, so some pets may require additional treatments.

For best results, Dr. Babette may draw on other alternative treatments within her expertise, including physical manipulation, massage, ultrasound, acupuncture, electro-stimulation therapy, and Laser therapy. For more seriously damaged ligaments and tendons she employs a particularly powerful form of the therapy, known as ACell prolotherapy, which is similar to stem cell therapy. “A Cell” are attenuated cells taken from a pig bladder. These cells accelerate and proliferate tendon growth. For more information, please see www.acell.com. “PRP” Protein Rich Platelets are also available for regenerative injections in joints and for arthritis pain.

Here’s a list of common conditions that veterinarians commonly treat with surgery, but can often treat with prolotherapy. Prolotherapy therapy is an excellent, non-invasive option that Dr. Babette provides to treat many of these conditions. And prolotherapy therapy works very well with older dogs:

  • Arthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hip Laxity and pain (DJD)
  • Anterior cruciate injury (ACL) – ligament injury
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Intervertibular disc disease
  • Chronic tendonitis
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Sprained ankles and wrists
  • Partially torn tendons
  • Injured ligaments
  • Injured cartilage

Prolotherapy isn’t a painful treatment, and it’s extremely safe—serious side effects are extremely rare. Some mild discomfort following the injection may occur, but should subside within 24 hours. Some mild bruising at the injection site may also appear. Most pets experience the treatment with minimum discomfort, and recover quickly. Less commonly, some pets may require sedation if they are extra nervous or sensitive.

Following a treatment, give your pet extra rest and limit exercise the day after the treatment, to promote optimal recovery and healing. And to ensure safety, always work with a qualified practitioner. Dr. Babette studied the technique with renowned prolotherapists, Dr. Roger L. DeHann, and Dr. Scott Greenburg (drmagaziner.com.)

Schedule a consultation to learn more about how prolotherapy can help your pet heal from painful, debilitating joint injuries, conditions and trauma.

More on BioStemlogics

BioStemlogics is an innovative biomedical company providing cutting-edge regenerative technologies to both medical doctors and veterinarians. Their regenerative medicine kits allow Dr. Babette to rapidly produce stem cell therapies and PRP (protein rich platelets) in her own clinic, often within 45 minutes, to help her quickly and safely heal your pet. The regenerative cells produced from adipose tissues using BioStemlogics kits can treat many conditions, including arthritis, hip dysplasia, soft tissue injuries, and more.

These regenerative technologies are based on the latest biomedical research, and are designed to harness the body’s natural healing power. Recent research studies on the use of autologous conditioned plasma and PRP have found significant improvements in both objective and subjective outcomes, including weight bearing.

The BioStemlogics PRP Pro Kit is economically priced, and permits the rapid collection of autologous platelet concentrate from a low-volume blood draw, with over 70% platelet recovery and low white blood count levels. It gives the clinician complete control over the concentration and volume to meet specific clinical needs, and its quick preparation produces over 5x the platelet concentration in just 13 minutes. The kit doesn’t require the use of a proprietary centrifuge, and it’s highly portable and suitable for clinics and on-site environments.

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ACell’sMatriStemTM is a natural three-dimensional extracellular matrix (ECM) which provides an optimal environment for the body to regenerate site specific tissue. The body’s own progenitor stem cells migrate and attach to the MatriStemTM ECM which provides everything cells need to grow and regenerate, including different types of collagens and growth factors. ACell’sMatriStemTM products also contain naturally occurring anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties which facilitate healing.