What is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is a method of strengthening weakened, stretched and partially torn ligaments and tendons by enhancing the support systems of bones and muscles.

Prolotherapy and PRP photo credits to Vitalia Health Care
Prolotherapy and PRP photo credits to Vitalia Health Care

From injuries, or normal wear and tear, connective tissues are damaged, resulting in altered structure and function. Pain often intervenes, and efforts to compensate for imbalances leads to further injury and impairment. Unaddressed injuries to ligaments can lead to arthritis and chronic irreversible problems.

Surgery on bones and joints may be recommended and pursued, often without resolving the problem because the real problem has not been addressed.

Prolotherapy is an effective, non-surgical, approach that can strengthen your back, neck, arms and legs, eliminating pain and restoring function.

How Does Prolotherapy Work?

Concentrated dextrose, or sugar water, is combined with a pain-killer such as procaine, vitamin B12, and saline, and injected into the involved ligament or tendon where the tissue meets the bone.

There is an initial natural inflammatory response, initiated by the irritative effect of the dextrose. White cells enter the injected area, proliferate and then differentiate into connective tissue-forming cells.

The whole process takes about three weeks. Ligaments and tendons thicken and tighten, re-establishing a proper alignment of the bones and alleviating pain.

The same areas can be re-injected every 3-4 weeks if necessary. If the problem is chronic, three or more injections are usually necessary to achieve a full effect.
See also: prolotherapy in wikipedia

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Chronic pain: you don’t have to adjust your life!

We Can Help You Get Your Life Back!

What is Chronic Pain?

Pain that lasts for 3 months or longer is considered chronic pain. Chronic pain is caused by inflammation stemming from a variety of sources and can occur anywhere in your body.

Common symptoms of chronic pain include but are not limited to, pain that does not go away as expected, pain that is shooting, burning, aching, and pain that causes soreness, tightness, or stiffness.

Chronic pain can be escalated or increased by things such as; diet, food allergies, viral infections, and toxicity escalates pain. If your body reacts negatively to certain foods, it could cause or worsen joint and muscle pain, digestive problems, fatigueheadache and mood swings.

Toxicity can also build on the above symptoms, in addition to the symptoms above; toxicity can cause mental confusion, short-term memory loss, vision problems, and chronic fatigue.

There are many things that can contribute to pain levels and each case is as unique as the patient, read on to see how MMG approaches chronic pain.

The MMG Approach to Chronic Pain

At Mattos Medical Group, we focus on identifying the root cause of chronic pain by starting the process with extensive testing in order to help determine the cause of inflammation.  We treat each chronic pain patient with a unique combination of Acupuncture, Cupping, IVs, AITs, prolotherapy, and massage therapy in order to alleviate pain and address the cause.
The following treatments can help chronic pain patients in the following ways:

  • Acupuncture helps manage pain by stimulating nerves in your spinal cord to release pain-suppressing neurotransmitters called endorphins. Acupuncture also increases blood flow and nourishes the tissue and removes toxic substances in the areas surrounding the needles.
  • Nutritional IVs hydrate the body and detoxify the liver and lymphatic system, thereby causing you to feel better faster while helping the body to work more efficiently.
  • Prolotherapy is a specially formulated solution that is injected into a joint, or along injured ligament and tendons. The solution stimulates the body to heal the damage.
  • Cupping is a method of treating a disease that is caused by local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in a cupping jar, usually by means of heat, which is then applied directly to the skin. The underlying tissue is drawn up into the jar forming an area of blood stasis.
  • Massage Therapy helps by relieving muscular tension and decreasing stress and soreness. It also encourages the brain to release hormones called endorphins.

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One of our many treatments! Intersegmental traction

Earlier today I was asked what other treatments do I offer for back pain, besides other than Acupuncture, and Tui Na, and Cupping. My response was ” We have many other types of modalities to help you relieve your back pain, not just Acupuncture” and I’m very glad I was asked this question. I like to explain some patients about one of many modalities that we love to use with our patients, Intersegmental Traction

What is Intersegmental Traction?

It is a way of inducing passive motion into the spine for the purpose of stretching spinal joints, increasing mobility.

How does Intersegmental Traction work?

The patient lies face up on a bench table which has roller-type cams beneath its surface. These rollers can slowly travel the length of the spine, stretching spinal joints.

What does Intersegmental Traction feel like?

Most patients find this form of treatment to be relaxing and very helpful. The gentle rolling action is restful, exercising the spine without effort.

Why is Intersegmental Traction used?

Since discs have a poor blood supply, they get nutrients from the circulation of fluids surrounding spinal joints. Fixations prevent this natural circulation and can cause disc thinning and degeneration. Intersegmental traction helps increase and restore necessary elasticity and motion to the spine. Intersegmental Traction is a particularly useful and effective therapy to treat and help prevent painful muscle spasms and muscle guarding specifically in spinal muscles. This also helps to prevent abnormal wear and tear on the vertebral discs and vertebrae which in turn prevent further injury and reduce the arthritis process.

Patient Benefits

  • Comfortable and relaxing
  • Increased mobility
  • Improves circulation of spinal fluids
  • Most patients enjoy the relaxing motion and the increased mobility gained from Intersegmental Traction.

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Regenerative Medicine

The use of stem cell therapy to repair, replace and renew damaged cells in the body. This treatment relies on bioengineering which leads to cell development produced in greater capacity through technology compared to human cell reproductive functions which may have been affected with aging, illness or nutrition over the years.

Mattos Medical Group offers Regenerative Medicine to patients who need treatment for their declining health. When left untreated, simple health issues could turn into chronic diseases, so the earlier the treatment the better chance there is for the Regenerative Medicine therapy to be successful.

We use stem cell therapy to repair, replace and renew damaged cells in the body. This treatment relies on bioengineering which leads to cell development produced in greater capacity through technology. Such human cell reproductive functions may have been affected with aging, illness or nutrition over the years.

By way of introducing natural remedies that facilitate faster healing or cell replacement functions in the body, we enable patients to significantly restore their body’s ability to regenerate new cells and replace damaged ones.


Natural Cancer Therapy

Alternative treatments for oncology patients with the use of stem cell treatments; proven to be more effective and less damaging because its process involves the regeneration of healthy cells which will help repair other cells that are broken by cancer.

Here at Mattos Medical Group, we strive hard to help you win over your battle against cancer by giving you an array of alternative treatments. Our seasoned and licensed healthcare professionals offer you various options of a safe and non-toxic cancer therapies. With the help of our health team, we create a personalized treatment for the wellness of our patients.

We firmly believe that proper nutrition greatly contributes in the delivery of a positive result in every cancer treatment. Our health experts educate our clients on what they need to know, particularly in adhering to their prescribed diet and treatment. Our physicians emphasize the importance of nutrient-dense vegetables, lean proteins and fruits and eliminate food with unhealthy fats, sugar and processed foods.

Give your loved ones hope and take necessary treatments to help them overcome their illness. If you are interested, feel free to call us at 813-871-2950.


Functional Medicine

Using a patient-centered approach to preventing known diseases and promoting health and restoring balance in bodily functions of the patient, which over the years may have been affected by numerous factors such as aging, diet, work environments, living environments, family medical history, and other similar factors.

At Mattos Medical Group, we employ a patient-centered approach to prevent known diseases and promote the client’s best health. Through stem cell therapy, we help restore balance in the patient’s bodily functions, which may have experienced wear and tear over the years. Such daily strains can accumulate and reduce the body’s efficiency to repair and/or replace damaged cells.

Through the therapies at our Medical Group by way of functional medicine, patients are given a chance at non-evasive remedies to rejuvenate their bodily systems. Functional medicine primarily targets issues like:

  • Aging
  • Diet Imbalances
  • Strains caused by Work Environments
  • Stresses caused by Living Environments
  • Family Medical History

If you are interested in our services, feel free to call us at 813-871-2950 for your preliminary consultation.


Brain/Mood Therapies

Nutrition-based therapies that address imbalances in neurotransmitter and adrenal hormone levels of the patient thereby improving the stability of moods, disposition and temperament; this treatment is ideal for patients with depression or emotional/behavioral issues that affect their quality of life.

Here at Mattos Medical Group, our licensed and experienced clinicians will provide you with solutions that best works for you. We treat brain and mood disorders through our personalized therapy treatment that targets to balance the level of neurotransmitters and adrenal hormones.

The main purpose of this service is to help our patients address their unstable mood switches with the help of our experts using only natural and safe solutions. They will be responsible for an accurate evaluation of the patient’s condition, such as testing various neurotransmitters of the patients for the creation of a comprehensive and efficient therapy.

The good news is, the treatment can be performed in the comfort of your home, and then the data will be gathered by our clinicians for a comprehensive diagnosis of your condition. The results of your tests will then be translated into a complete and easy to understand medical record.


Bio Identical Hormone Replacement

The use of custom-compounded hormones to treat hormone imbalances in men who are going through andropause and women who are undergoing menopause.

Mattos Medical Group, a leader in Stem Cell Therapy in Armenia Avenue Tampa Florida, offers you a safe and effective bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, properly administered by our licensed and experienced health professionals. We are an Medical Group that specializes in hormone replacement, and we are known for our natural and plant-based bio-identical hormone procedure.

The main purpose of this procedure is to simply balance our client’s hormonal levels, to help them look good and feel good. This program includes:

  • Hormone Testing and Evaluation
  • Personalized Hormone Therapy Program
  • Follow-Up and Maintenance

We are an Medical Group that genuinely cares for the welfare of our clients, that is why we make this process as convenient as possible. Our clinicians will be with our clients every step of the way, from the first step and up until the last stage of this treatment.


Autologous Stem Cell Therapy

What is an Autologous Adipose Stem Cell Procedure?

A small sample of Adipose tissue (fat) is removed from above the Superior Iliac spine (love handles) or abdomen under a local anesthetic.

Obtaining Adipose-Derived Stem Cells (ADSCs) is much easier and less invasive than performing a bone marrow extraction. In addition, adipose tissue contains much larger volumes of mesenchymal stem cells than does bone marrow. We use the patient’s own adipose tissue to extract the stem cells. Autologous means that the donor and the recipient are the same person.

The Major Advantages of Adipose Stem Cell Therapy:

  • Our technology allows us to complete the entire procedure on the same day, using less than minimally manipulated methods.
  • High Yield: A high-dose of stem cells can be obtained in just a couple of hours.
  • Mesenchymal stem cell yields from peripheral fat are much higher than from bone marrow.
  • Patients receive their own autologous cells, so there is a very low risk of immune rejection.
  • A minimally invasive outpatient procedure makes it easier to harvest from fat than from bone marrow and more comfortable for patients.

Anti-Aging Medicine

Stem Cells used in Regenerative Medicine to reduce the fast pace of aging by way of cloning younger, healthier cells to repair tissues in aged cells in the body.

The main focus of Mattos Medical Group, well-known for Stem Cell Therapy in Armenia Avenue Tampa Florida, is to aid our clients live a better and more productive life, in a way that we can help them be more confident with themselves. For years we have been able to promote a safe and effective therapy that addresses various concerns that comes with aging.

Aging gracefully is what we want to instill in our clients, by staying healthy and active even when they are in their senior stage. Mattos Medical Group is known for providing natural treatments for anti-aging. These are created to lessen age-related diseases through our specific dietary exercise, natural hormone replacement therapy and nutritional supplements.

Here at Mattos Medical Group we firmly believe that Anti-aging medicine is:

  • Scientific
  • Evidence-based
  • Well-documented

Numerous studies have clearly proven that proper exercise and balance diet greatly impacts the physical condition of an individual, making these modest diet interventions an effective way to a healthier and more fulfilling life.

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