If you suffer from chronic pain, sports injuries or arthritis, you may have lost hope or feel out of options. Amniotic Fluid (AF) injections have been helping patients repair and regenerate injuries without surgery/ Speak with your doctor today to learn how AF can benefit you.
What is an AF injection?
- An AF injection utilizes an all-natural product that contains a potent concentration of growth factors, proteins, collagens, hyaluronan, and cytokines. All of these natural components work together to encourage healing.
About Amniotic Fluid Injections
Patients have reported improved pain relief and repair for the following:
- Spinal Injuries: Neck pain, mid or lower back pain, sacroiliac joints
- Joint Injuries: Knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, ankles, wrist, fingers, toes.
- Soft Tissue Injuries: Tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff syndrome
Why is an AF injection a better solution for patients?
- It is a natural, non-steroidal solution to reduce pain, inflammation, and encourage repair.
- Helps promote the repair and rejuvenation of soft tissue, Intra- articular injuries, cartilage, menisci and joint injuries.
Where do the AF injections come from?
- An AF injection is a graft derived solely from the pure amniotic fluid, obtained from an elective, full-term cesarean section delivery. All donors provide consent and are screened per FDA/ AATB guidelines.
Does AF contain stem cells?
Although an AF injection contains an impressive array of regenerative factors, there are no live stem cells. The product is intended to enhance and enable your body to repair itself by recruiting your own cells to do the work.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Is the AF injection painful?
- There is minimal to no pain involved in the injection since it is introduced through a very small needle.
Can I go back to my usual work or daily activities?
- Typically you are able to return to work the same day. Your physician will instruct you on any restriction based on your specific injury.
What can I expect after having AF injection?
- Healing is unique to your injury and your body's recovery process, but the majority of patients can expect reduced inflammation within a few hours of the injection. While patients may experience immediate relief, the complete reparative process can take up to 12 weeks. you should follow your physician's instructions on returning to normal activities.
Will insurance cover the cost of the AF injection?
- No; insurance companies do not cover some of the newest technologies and more innovative treatment therapies such as this. You may pay cash or use your private Health Savings Account (HSA or FSA) dollars.
How many AF injections are needed?
- The number of AF injections needed dependent on the type and severity of your injury. Your physician will determine the number of injection you should receive and the best timeline.