Human Growth Hormone (hGH) Therapy
Over the last few years, there has been a lot of publicity surrounding the use of human growth hormone, particularly in the world of sports medicine. Exciting new evidence indicates that human growth hormone plays a role in the regeneration of collagen, which would indicate that this would be a very powerful treatment in the world of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine is a subspecialty that focuses on the repair of degenerated or damaged tissue. Platelet-rich plasma, platelet-rich fibrin and stem cell products are all products that are used to help repair damaged tissue. Newer evidence is now available that suggests human growth hormone used in combination with current regenerative medicine therapies can act synergistically, improving the speed at which tissue can recover and the overall recovery of the tissue.
At Spine & Joint Solutions, Dr. Martin takes pride in understanding new technologies and treatments available in the treatment of musculoskeletal and spine conditions. Dr. Martin has had tremendous success using both platelet products and stem cell products in the treatment of spine and joint conditions. In addition, Dr. Martin has seen a notable improvement in outcomes with patients who incorporate a small dose of human growth hormone into their PRP or stem cell treatment. Patients who elect to add human growth hormone to their treatment tend to report greater overall improvement and notice improvement in their symptoms more quickly.
The human growth hormone product is simply mixed with the final platelet or stem cell product prior to injection. As always, injection therapy is performed under ultrasound guidance to ensure delivery of the treatment product into the affected region.
Dr. Martin makes every effort to ensure safety when using any of these products. Therefore, a comprehensive consultation prior to any treatment is necessary to make sure that you are actually a candidate for any of these treatments. In addition, Dr. Martin can provide guidance as to what treatments are most effective for your condition and whether or not human growth hormone should accompany your chosen treatment.