Regenerative Medicine

The human body possesses innate healing capabilities. These can be enhanced through regenerative injections, facilitating the recovery of joint or spine pain by rejuvenating and restoring damaged tissue. By targeting ligament or soft tissue injuries, regenerative injections prompt the body to initiate healing mechanisms, often through triggering an inflammatory response. In essence, such injections optimize the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. Common regenerative injection treatments encompass Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP).

Prolotherapy Injections

Prolotherapy employs a solution consisting of dextrose, a simple sugar, and lidocaine for injections. This technique works by replacing damaged tissue with fresh, healthy tissue. Upon injection into the joint or affected area, Prolotherapy triggers the production of leukocytes, essential immune cells responsible for absorbing and eliminating diseased tissue, along with macrophages. Macrophages play a crucial role in clearing debris and damaged tissues from the joint. Additionally, Prolotherapy enhances oxygen supply to the joint, providing the necessary energy for repair by healing cells.

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy involves injecting a concentration of blood platelets into the affected area. This triggers localized inflammation, attracting healing cells to the injury site, which then facilitate the formation of new tissue. Consequently, ligaments become stronger, and soft tissue undergoes reconstruction. As a result, the affected structures may regain normal functionality. When the body operates optimally, pain and swelling typically diminish.

Dr. Eric Lake, DO

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Eric Lake, DO, to our team at the Pain & Sleep Therapy Center! Dr. Lake’s unique approach to osteopathic medicine seamlessly blends holistic and functional methodologies, promising an enhanced level of care for our patients.

A Multifaceted Approach to Wellness

Dr. Lake specializes in a variety of non-surgical treatments and therapies that address a wide range of health conditions, including:
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Stress and Tension
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Neck, Back, and Joint Pain
Often referred to as Dr. #6, Dr. Lake is frequently the sixth physician patients consult in their journey to wellness. His expertise in Biodynamics allows him to use his hands to sense energy information from patients during treatment. This technique, guided by the patient’s emotional state, enables Dr. Lake to effectively address both emotional and physical symptoms, leading to improved balance and relief from fatigue, sleep disturbances, gastrointestinal issues, headaches, adrenal fatigue, and more.

Pioneering Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Lake is also at the forefront of Regenerative Medicine, using this innovative approach to rebuild and repair damaged tissue within the body. Regenerative injections are a key component of his treatment plan, harnessing the body’s natural healing abilities to provide long-lasting relief.