Are You A Good Candidate for Regenerative Injection Therapy?

So many of you have signed up for the Platelet-Rich Plasma 101 School and are finding the content quite valuable.

My Insider’s Guide to Prolotherapy and PRP has all the information that you need about who is and who is not a good candidate for Regenerative Injection Therapies (RIT). Many of you have also reached out about becoming a patient at my clinic and have been so kind as to go through the brief application process.

Here is a list that I have compiled over the years on what I feel makes an ideal candidate or not for the treatments that I offer.

While these are not hard and fast rules, generally I have found that they hold true.

Who is a Good Candidate for Regenerative Injection Therapies?

An active person who:

  • Strength trains/ weight lifts several times a week
  • Has a healthy body composition (muscle vs. bone vs. fat)
  • Consumes an anti-inflammatory, adequate protein diet
  • Has relatively intact and balanced hormones and gut function.
  • Is a non-smoker
  • Has no contributing systemic inflammatory processes or autoimmune diseases
  • Does not have fibromyalgia or centralized pain syndrome
  • Does not take NSAIDs regularly
  • Does not have cancer

 

What Are Some Factors That Might Prevent These Treatments From Working Well?

An individual who:

  • Does not regularly strength train
  • Does intensive cardio exercise
  • Has systemic inflammation (on labwork or to palpation of tissues)
  • Has fibromyalgia and/or central pain syndrome
  • Has autoimmune condition(s) (depends on what state they are in)
  • Has hormone imbalances and/or unmanaged post-menopausal symptoms
  • Regularly consumes sweets, soda, wheat products, and other inflammatory foods
  • Moderate to excess alcohol consumption
  • Is a smoker
  • Frequently takes NSAIDs (like Advil)
  • Follows a vegan or long-term vegetarian diet
  • Is overweight (this varies, but fat is a known inflammatory organ)

While the list above is a general overview of what makes for an ideal vs. non-ideal candidate for RIT, every case is unique. For my own practice, since my schedule restricts me from taking every prospective patient, I’ve chosen to focus on treating athletes and specifically individuals who regularly strength train. This is because I have found over the years that they have the least risks for complications after treatment and the best outcomes. If your case is not accepted, and you have addressed the points above, please know that it is absolutely nothing personal, and you are likely just not a good fit for my particular practice at this time.

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You likely have questions. I have compiled a cheat sheet with all of the answers to all of the most common questions that I've encountered in the past decade of practice. If you want to know more, and would like to find a practitioner in your area, be sure to grab my Insider's Guide to Prolotherapy and PRP within my PRP 101 School HERE!

In health,

Dr. Tyna

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You likely have questions!

I am legally unable to answer individual health questions for non-patients without an online consultation or in-person visit.

If you are interested in becoming a patient or simply having a conversation about your pain, would like me to review your case or would like a referral to a practitioner in your area, this can be done via an Online Consultation.

Due to the high volume of requests, I am unable to answer individual requests for specific doctor referrals in your area. To find a doctor in your area who offers these therapies, please refer to my PRP 101 Insiders Cheat Sheet and Free Academy.

There is a tremendous amount of information on my website about these therapies, so please have a look around and see if you can’t find answers to your questions there. We have testimonials on every page and even a Research page with supporting studies. Enjoy!

 

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3 Responses to “Are You A Good Candidate for Regenerative Injection Therapy?”

  1. Geri Gourley

    Hi Dr. Moore,
    I wonder if you could recommend a skilled prolotherapist in NYC or the metro area I would like to be evaluated, as I believe I have over-manipulation syndrome. Thanks so much.

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