While all of the regenerative medicine products we recommend are extremely effective by themselves, we see the greatest benefit when combining therapies together for a stronger, synergistic effect. For example, Trigger Point Injections (TPI) provide a synergistic effect when used with chiropractic, easing the musculature so the alignments can be made easier. The same is true when combining TPI with regenerative medicine.
Regenerative medicine tries to help the body repair damaged tissue and add joint space. For the greatest (and longest lasting) effect, the joint must be in as good alignment as possible for this to take place. In many cases, this is successfully accomplished with chiropractic care, but can also be very dependent on the soft tissues that hold the joint together. If the muscles and ligaments are weak, lax or imbalanced, the joint is unstable and will not maintain good alignment. This is one of the main reasons we recommend rehab to patients undergoing regenerative medicine therapy. Rehab helps strengthen and restore balance to soft tissues that support the joint and help keep it in alignment during the healing process.
It’s also the reason we recommend Trigger point injections along side allograft joint therapy. Trigger points are tiny muscle spasms that can contribute to structural misalignments and imbalances. When there are trigger points in the leg musculature on the side of a failing knee joint for example, we use trigger point injections to help the muscles relax and ease the stress on the joint that’s trying to heal. Regenerative medicine helps thin, crooked joints become thicker, more balanced joints. Trigger point injections performed in the musculature around the joint helps keep the soft tissues in balance as well.