Any procedure involving needles can be intimidating. That’s understandable, at SOHMA Integrative Medicine in Lakewood and Long Beach CA want our patients to recover and heal naturally. HCT/P injections help by letting your body repair damaged tissue or regenerate lost tissue. Helping relieve pain and return some mobility to your joints and body.
Today I want to go over what questions you should ask before getting HCT/P Injections. Join me as I clear up any misconceptions you may have towards this procedure.
What are HCT/P Injections Used for?
HCT/P injections are used to treat a wide variety of conditions. Some of the more common injuries treated with HCT/P injections include:
- Trauma caused by injury
- Ligament or muscle tear or strain
- Muscle pain
- Chronic joint pain
HCT/Ps heal many kinds of bone and soft tissue problems. In the injection site, growth factors become triggered. Over the following days or weeks, cells may grow, multiply and form new tissue.
How Long Does HCT/P Injections Last?
Like many procedures, longevity of the treatment is dependent on the patient, and severity of the condition or injury. It has been shown that using HCT/P can result in lasting pain relief of arthritis for over 6 months up to several years. Due to every patient’s reaction to treatment being different it is difficult to put an accurate result however, results show to be positive from the majority of patients.
How Many Treatments Will I Need with HCT/P?
Depending on how fast a patient heals and the severity of the injury it is possible that only one treatment will be needed to relieve pain and recover from injury. If several months go without any noticeable improvements, your primary care provider may consider repeating the treatment. In order to further aid healthy tissue growth. During consultation they should be able to communicate what to expect in regards to your injury.
How Long Before HCT/P Begin to Show Effect?
Because the body is beginning to start making new tissue with the HCT/P injections, it will take some time for treatment to start working. Some patients have described a dramatic reduction in pain levels in a few as a couple months. Other patients have reported to experience improvement within the first months. Each patient responds differently to treatment, depending on their body.
What are the Side Effects of HCT/P Injections?
Side effects are not common, after application there may be some discomfort. In the area of the injection site there may be increased sensitivity. In some cases, especially ones involving nerve damage, an increase in nerve sensation can be seen as a side effect.
The doctor may advise to refrain from heavy activity for a couple of days after administration of HCT/P injections. Usually this is the length of time needed for recovery after the procedure.
Do HCT/P Injections Hurt?
Being injections, HCT/P injections will hurt to a certain extent. Usually for only a few seconds. Depending on the area being injected it will vary on the level of discomfort. HCT/P injections much like any other injections will have a level of pain due to the needle piercing the soft tissue. For the most part, the injections are no more painful than any other joint or soft tissue injection.
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