Something new – Controversial Blood Injections for Chronic Pain Relief
Some of our patients have used plasma injections and believe they are helpful. I think you will find this to be of interest to you. I found this on the Nightline web site
Pro Athletes Turn to Controversial Blood Injections for Chronic Pain Relief
Tracy McGrady was one of the best basketball players in the world, a seven-time All-Star forward and a scoring machine, until he suffered a devastating knee injury in 2008.
When McGrady returned to the game after two operations on his left knee, he was a shadow of the player he had been before.
“It was tough to deal with because at one minute, you’re playing so well, you know, on top of your game, the next minute, you’re not even valuable no more,” he said. “Where do I go from here?”
McGrady went to Germany.
The basketball star met with Dr. Peter Wehling, an orthopedics and sports medicine physician in Düsseldorf. Wehling discovered a new way to treat knee injuries, back pain and osteoarthritis with a controversial new treatment virtually unknown in the United States and not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It’s called Regenokine injections.
“It’s a combination of proteins that attacks, in a very specific way, inflammation and pain and destruction of tissue,” Wehling said