Dr. Tyna Moore believes that the best recommendations come from our patients. In view of that, we’ve decided to share from one of our patient’s perspectives of her experience with Regenerative Injection Therapy.
Ellen is a 68 year old female who has turned to regenerative injection therapy to improve years of issues associated with arthritis. Ellen has received both Prolotherapy & Platelet Rich Plasma treatments, as well as Adipose Stem Cell injections. Each treatment made a significant improvement to her quality of life. Here are some of the questions she answered for us:
Why did you choose Dr. Tyna Moore as your doctor?
Having tried other practitioners without success, I was referred to Dr. Rick Marinelli where I had my first treatments for my lower back, knee and ankle. When Dr. Marinelli became ill, Dr. Moore continued my care. I felt very comfortable with her from the start and saw that she was excellent at injection therapy.
How many treatments did you receive?
Since my initial treatments with Dr. Marinelli, we have since progressed through a number of different treatments: Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma Injections, and Biocellular Stem Cell Prolotherapy. My improvement after each treatment was like night and day. I wish I could show you before and after pictures. In the before, I looked like the old woman that I am becoming at 68: stiff, lame, and crooked. In the after picture, I look and feel so much younger and I am moving free of pain and restriction.
Would you describe the treatment as painful?
In my opinion, they are amazingly easy. Dr. Moore is very skilled at procedures and giving injections, to the extent that sometimes I can hardly feel it. Of course there are some injections that do have a bit more of a zing to them, but are very do-able! My advice for those pursuing treatment would be to plan on staying off of your feet for the next day or so after a treatment. I did some pretty intense treatments where I had multiple injections in my lower back, knee and ankle all in one appointment! After the treatments, I used a hot water bottle and pain medication prescribed by Dr. Moore the first 24 to 48 hours. Once the swelling goes down, the flexibility and mobility is profound!
What is your advice to someone looking into Prolotherapy?
My advice is to do the personal work that needs to be done; which contributes to the healing process. Once I had my first treatment of Prolotherapy and experienced my new found freedom, I realized I could help my situation by changing my diet and increasing my workouts at the gym. I eliminated the three big items that contribute to inflammation—alcohol, coffee and sugar. I also started working with a trainer. I dropped 25 lbs. and got to the point where I could run up the stairs to the weight room at the gym, whereas before, I used to pull myself up the stairs using the handrail.
I own about 4 canes, and have had to use them for years, which gave me problems in my shoulder from putting too much weight on the cane. I now only use a walking stick when I go on long walks over uneven ground and it’s more to keep from tripping than actually helping to take the next step.
What were your expectations about Prolotherapy? Were they met or exceeded?
I had a number of accidents when I was younger that began to flare up as I aged. I tried a number of different treatments, hoping to keep myself on my feet and to control the pain. I tried pain management, physical therapy, Acupuncture, massage therapy, and then followed up with prescribed medication and exercises. While all of these efforts gave me temporary relief, nothing lasted. It was not until Prolotherapy, PRP and Stem Cell therapy that I experienced real freedom from the pain of old injuries and aching joints. My perspective as a patient is that Prolotherapy works!
What is different now about the area you had treated?
The difference in the treated areas compared to those that weren’t is unbelievable. The treated joints feel like years have been taken off.
Are you happy you chose Regenerative Injection Therapy over surgery?
It has certainly been a good alternative to surgery for me. It has cost a lot less and worked a lot better in my book. I have gained my life back, freedom from pain and restriction, and now have a life where my stamina lasts all day, and I can continue to follow my dreams.
Would you recommend Prolotherapy to others?
I recommend Dr. Tyna Moore and Core Wellness Clinic to anyone who is suffering from arthritis, as this is the new cutting edge in medicine. I would also like to mention that I was raised by an Osteopath, who was also a surgeon and physician. However, I have suffered with a bad leg and lower back for many years and have tried a variety of solutions. Only Regenerative Injection Therapy has helped me.
Why would you recommend Dr. Moore and Core Wellness Clinic to others?
Dr. Moore is one of those rare finds, and embodies a doctor who “knows her onions” and at the same time, has a huge heart, and who is leading others into these new areas of treatment. You will be putting yourself in trusted hands and a very knowledgeable mind. If you are willing to take some of the responsibility for your health, and will work with Dr. Moore, I believe you will have success. I am deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Tyna Moore and couldn’t speak highly enough of how I am treated, what I have learned, and how I am now feeling.
This concludes our interview about Regenerative Injection Therapy from a patient’s perspective. Core Wellness Clinic would like to thank Ellen for taking the time to answer our questions. If you have more questions, please call Core Wellness Clinic and speak to our talented staff.
Dr. Tyna Moore is an expert at diagnosing, treating pain, and restoring functions lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions.
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.
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