Sports Medicine & Pain Management
THERE ARE OPTIONS. THERE IS HELP – AND YOU’VE JUST FOUND IT.
At the Magaziner Center for Wellness, are leading, non-surgical specialists for regenerative orthopedics and sports medicine and with over 30 years of experience. Dr. Scott Greenberg performs over 4,000 procedures per year, on everyone from top professional football players and Olympic gold medalists to elderly patients hoping to avoid joint replacement, to the active middle age person who may have already had a failed surgery for a meniscus or rotator cuff tear. Our high rate of success is due to our unique method: we treat pain at its source. Rather than covering up the symptoms with painkillers or anti-inflammatory drugs, we heal the cause of the injury, by looking not only at the injured joint, but at where the problem originates. Whether the injury occurred in the knee, hip, back, neck, or ankle, we look at the entire body and often find problems such as a tilt in the pelvis, an abnormal gait, or a spinal misalignment. By treating the root cause of the problem, rather than the symptoms, our patients generally experience excellent clinical outcomes without the side effects.
Prolotherapy, also known as Reconstructive Injection Therapy (RIT) or Sclerotherapy, is a recognized orthopedic and holistic procedure that reconstructs joints, ligaments, and tendons weakened by trauma or arthritis. It is a non-surgical treatment which stimulates healing of the injured or degenerated area. Through a series of precise injections, the doctor stimulates an inflammatory response. This is the body’s signal to begin the natural healing process.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a revolutionary new treatment that relieves pain by promoting long lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions. When the body suffers a soft tissue injury, its natural response is to deliver platelet cells to the area. Packed with growth and healing factors, platelets and other cells initiate repair and attract the critical assistance of stem cells. PRP therapy’s natural healing process intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets directly into an area of injury.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy is a highly effective treatment in which stem cells are injected into an injured area. At the Magaziner Center, we use Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for our stem cell therapy injections. MSCs are manufactured in the bone marrow but are stored in the highest concentrations in our fat. Stem cells are responsible for rebuilding and regenerating the body. They are living cells that are able to transform themselves into many different types of tissue, and are therefore able to differentiate into ligaments, tendons, bone, nerve, and cartilage.
Laurie Hernandez, Olympic gold medal gymnast
When an injury occurs, stem cells are released and summoned by the body to rebuild damaged muscle, joints or cartilage. By injecting these stem cells directly into the damaged area, the doctor is able to assist and accelerate the body’s natural healing process.
Stem cell therapy has a dramatic effect on joint pain. Patients have come to us hoping to avoid knee or hip replacement surgery, for example, and we have used stem cell therapy to, not only relieve them of pain, but actually heal the joint, negating the need for surgery or further treatment. Many of our patients who have already had surgery and found that it did not help them, are healed after being treated with stem cells. We get them off their painkillers and improve their quality of life exponentially.