Medical Services Offered at Vitality Healthcare in Bellingham, WA
At the core of regenerative medicine is growth factors, cytokines, proteins and mesenchymal stem cells. Our regenerative medicine products focus on using cells to help your body heal from within. With mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), your body may heal itself from the inside, using the cells to counteract inflammation that perpetuates tissue damage. These cells (MSCs) are a key component of regenerative medicine and our doctors and patients both love the results.
Trigger Point Injections
(TPI) are a simple procedure widely performed to relieve myofascial pain. It involves injections into trigger points, or knots that form when muscles do not relax. TPI is used to treat a wide variety of pain syndromes and other painful conditions. A common application for TPI is treatment of myofascial pain syndrome, a chronic musculoskeletal pain condition in which painful trigger points develop within muscle and fascia. Another pain syndrome commonly treated with TPIs is fibromyalgia, a chronic condition involving widespread pain, fatigue, sleep abnormalities, and often distress. These trigger point injections are done to promote healing in the dysfunctional muscle. They take a few minutes and are very effective in the rehabilitation process.
Large Joint Injections
We also do large joint injections, including the knee, hip, feet and ankles, shoulder, and wrist. Our large joint injections are done under ultrasound guidance. The ultrasound is a safe and effective way to ensure patient safety as well as make sure that the injection is done in its proper place. It improves the effectiveness of the injection by insuring that the needle and fluid are going exactly where the practitioner wants. Ultrasound equipment is both non-invasive and safe.
Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems- oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. You don’t have to have a disease to benefit from functional medicine.