Prolotherapy and Osteothapy in Salinas, CA
Santa Cruz CORE provides osteopathic therapy services near Salinas, CA. Call (831) 425-9500 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Osteopathy, also known as osteopathic therapy, is a broad field of medical practice that treats disorders through manipulation and massage of the joints, bones, and muscles, as well as through a variety of complementary techniques. Its primary difference from chiropractic treatment is that chiropractors focus primarily on the spine and joints, while osteopaths treat the entire body. At Santa Cruz CORE, we are pleased to offer a full range of osteopathic treatments.
Osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT, is the core of osteopathy. This hands-on, functional approach is holistic in nature and is designed to diagnose, treat, and prevent a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. OMT has proven to help combat conditions ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to migraines, and from asthma to menstrual pain. Rather than simply treating symptoms, we strive to find and treat the source of the issue.
Platelets are pockets of fluid known as cytoplasm that are drawn from large cells called megakaryocytes. The cytoplasm contains molecules that trigger inflammation, jump starting the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Through platelet rich plasma injections, or PRP, we can promote healing and repair in the skin and soft tissues of a targeted area of the body.
Prolotherapy helps to heal soft tissues such as ligaments and tendons. We inject a pro-inflammatory substance such as platelet rich plasma, dextrose, or autologous stem cells to induce cell division and encourage the formation of new fibrous tissue. Prolotherapy is particularly useful in treating musculoskeletal pain, as it encourages healing in the soft tissues that act as shock absorbers for both acute and repetitive traumas. Healing the soft tissues reduces pain, while other osteopathy techniques heal the associated joints and muscles.
Facial rejuvenation injections reduce fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen. We offer traditional Juvéderm and Botox injections, along with the extremely popular “vampire facial,” which uses your own blood platelets to tighten the skin of your face.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT, places you in a 98% oxygen environment under three times air pressure. This improves oxygen uptake and delivery throughout the body, promoting healing. HBOT is a common remedy for divers with the bends (decompression sickness), as well as wound healing in people with radiation sickness or diabetes. It is also used to treat migraines, concussions, and vascular deficiencies, and has been shown to boost the effectiveness of prolotherapy by triggering the release of stem cells and growth factors.
Stem cells are unique in their ability to take on the functions of other cells, effectively replacing them. Stem cell prolotherapy injections are especially helpful when treating degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis that lead to the severe degradation of bones and joints.
In stem cell prolotherapy, we harvest your own stem cells from your adipose tissues or your bone marrow, and use them to repair tissues that are incompetent. Each type of stem cell has its own unique applications, but both types are important to stem cell prolotherapy.
If you are in Salinas, and you believe you could benefit from osteopathy, call (831) 425-9500 today to learn more or schedule your first appointment.