If you’ve been desperately seeking treatment for sudden knee pain you are far from alone. One third of Americans report suffering from knee pain at some point in their lives. Over a million are undergoing joint replacements every year. You don’t want to be included in those statistics. You want knee pain relief without risky, expensive surgery or addictive pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Borenstein is New York’s top knee pain doctor, with a 20 year track record for minimally invasive regenerative knee pain treatment. After healing thousands of patients, he understands that each one is unique. That’s why he analyzes your whole health, and delivers the protocol that’s right for you and your knees.
The regenerative knee treatments delivered at Manhattan Integrative Medicine entail tricking your cells into thinking there’s an injury in the area so that they call for the release of growth and repair factors, which then initiate healing. All of our protocols target your whole knee joint – not just selective parts – healing the damage in the same way it was incurred.
Sports, recreational activities, slips and falls, auto accidents, or other freak accidents can cause injuries that take years to heal if not properly cared for. The most common cause of chronic joint pain is osteoarthritis, which effects the entire joint – nearby muscles, underlying bone, ligaments, and connective cartilage. Other causes include:
Depending on the nature and intensity of your pain, as well as your age, lifestyle, genetics and general health, Dr. Borenstein will prescribe one of three evidence based knee pain treatments:
Prolotherapy is a simple yet highly effective procedure that’s been studied and delivered for 75 years. Dr. Borenstein will inject a dextrose solution precisely into the joints, ligaments, or tendons that are causing your pain.
This injection creates mild inflammation and cell stress in your weakened areas, releasing cytokines and growth factors, which activate fibroblasts, generate collagen precursors, and strengthen your connective tissue.
A typical treatment protocol involves 15 to 20 shots given monthly for three to four months, followed by occasional, as-needed follow ups.
Platelet Rich Plasma has been utilized for over 30 years. It taps your blood, which contains red cells, white cells, and growth factor-rich platelets.
To separate your red and white blood cells from those platelets, Dr. Borenstein will draw a vial of blood from your arm, then spin it in a centrifuge, separating it into three layers: red blood cells, platelet-poor plasma, and platelet-rich plasma.
Using ultrasound imaging to guide him to the damaged location, Dr. Borenstein will strategically inject your freshly extracted PRP, causing mild inflammation. The growth factors in that PRP will gradually stimulate:
A bit of soreness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site may follow. You should start feeling the effects after about 6-7 weeks. Depending on your age and general health, they can last up to 2 years.
Because they are "undifferentiated", stem cells have the ability to morph into any cell type in our body, integrating into target tissue to repair or replace it. They can stimulate your body’s own healing processes to regenerate cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and fibrous connective tissue.
Umbilical cord blood contains naturally orchestrated ratios of cytokines, growth factors, exosomes and stem cells that have been highly effective for hundreds of patients.
Dr. Borenstein will inject undifferentiated stem cells and additional growth factors to help form new blood vessels and activate endogenous stem cells.
This procedure takes less than an hour. Generally, the repair process takes three months to complete, but in most cases, you’ll start noticing improvement in 2-4 weeks, with maximum recovery by 12 weeks.
Don’t settle for risky, expensive “band aid” solutions. Treat your knees with regenerative therapies delivered by New York’s top functional medicine doctor. Call Manhattan Integrative Medicine at (212) 262-2412, or contact us here.