3 Anti-Inflammatory Treatments to Relieve Pain

Mar 01, 2023
3 Anti-Inflammatory Treatments to Relieve Pain
Inflammation is your body’s natural response to injury. But inflammation can be a major source of pain too, particularly if you have a chronic musculoskeletal condition. Find out how regenerative therapy can fight inflammation and pain at the source.

Musculoskeletal pain affects nearly 1.7 billion people worldwide — and the causes of pain are as unique as the individuals themselves. Some suffer from overuse injuries like tendonitis. Others suffer degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis. For people with conditions like fibromyalgia, pain itself is the cause.

No matter your diagnosis, chronic pain leads to stiffness, discomfort, and limited mobility. Traditional pain treatments like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids can provide relief, but all too often, they come with unwanted side effects, and they don’t address the underlying cause of your pain. 

Regenerative medicine is different. Lyle Robinson, DC, APRN-C, CNE, and our team at LeHeal Biogenix HQ, LLC, specialize in three of the latest pain management therapies to target inflammation and relieve pain from the inside out.

Regenerative therapies use elements from the human body to promote healing. They stimulate cell regeneration and reduce inflammation naturally, which can result in less pain and better mobility over time. Depending on your condition, Dr. Robinson and our team might recommend:

1. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

PRP therapy involves extracting a small sample of blood from your arm and separating out the platelets. Platelets contain growth factors that promote tissue repair and regeneration, as well as anti-inflammatory cytokines that can help reduce swelling and pain. 

Dr. Robinson concentrates the platelets and injects the PRP serum into specific points in your body. This anti-inflammatory treatment can offer relief for joint pain from osteoarthritis, tendonitis, and a range of other pain conditions.

In addition to reducing inflammation, PRP therapy also stimulates collagen and other structural protein production, which can improve joint stability and function over time.

2. Stem cell therapy

Stem cells are unique cells your body makes that can turn into almost any other type of cell. Stem cell therapy involves using stem cells to promote tissue repair and regeneration in specific parts of your body.

Dr. Robinson may use stem cells from your own body or from a donor. He injects the stem cell solution into the affected area, and the stem cells start differentiating to repair tissue. Stem cell therapy has anti-inflammatory benefits too, because the treatment releases anti-inflammatory cytokines.

Like PRP therapy, stem cell therapy shows promise as a drug-free solution to fight inflammation and pain for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

3. Peptide therapy

Peptide therapy involves using small chains of amino acids, known as peptides, to modulate biological processes and promote healing.

Dr. Robinson can design peptide therapy to target specific signaling pathways involved in inflammation and pain, such as the tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) pathway. By blocking or inhibiting these pathways, peptide injections can reduce inflammation and associated pain.

Inflammation is your body’s natural response to injury. But unfortunately, inflammation also makes musculoskeletal pain worse for many people. Find out more about the anti-inflammatory benefits of regenerative medicine at LeHeal Biogenix HQ, LLC. Call our Tampa, Florida, office at 813-999-2192, or request a free consultation online today.