Our primary focus is your healing success; therefore, we have developed these easy-to-follow recommendations to maximize treatment effectiveness and ensure optimal pain relief. Following these simple guidelines before your treatment(s) may greatly increase your body’s ability to heal and repair damaged soft tissues. If at any time you have questions or concerns regarding regenerative medicine, or the recommendations listed below, please contact a MedLink professional before beginning treatment.
Recommendations for the week leading up to your treatment
- Discontinue use of any anti-inflammatory drugs (both steroidal and non-steroidal) such as, but not limited to Aleve, Aspirin, Motrin, and any other Ibuprofen-like (NSAID) drugs for at least 7-14 days before your scheduled treatment(s).
- Discontinue use of non-essential blood thinning agents including, but not limited to Vitamin E, Vitamin A, essential fatty acids (EPA and DHA), gingko biloba, garlic supplements, flax seed oil, cod liver oil, and any others including prescription medications that may promote excess bleeding or bruising for at least 7-14 days before and after treatment(s). “Consult with your physician before discontinuing”
- If you have been taking corticosteroids, please contact your physician for approval to discontinue use before receiving treatment(s). The results of your regenerative medicine treatments may be impacted if you have used such medications within 2 weeks of your scheduled treatment(s).
- Decrease your intake of sugars and processed foods as early as possible. Sugar containing foods such as, but not limited to baked pastries, fast food, candy, all breads, added sweeteners, and high fructose corn syrup can suppress your body’s immune system. You will see in your post-treatment recommendations that we ask you to avoid sugars for 3 weeks following your treatment(s), so start planning now!
- Increase water intake: Drink plenty of hydrating fluids between now and your scheduled treatment(s). Hydration is important. A minimum of 60 ounces of good, clean sourced water is recommended each day for optimal healing.
Recommendations for the day of your treatment
- Make sure you have some food in your system, ideally lean proteins, and or organic foods such as fruits and vegetables. Increasing your intake of clean protein and whole plant-based foods will greatly promote your body’s own ability to heal itself.
- Plan to limit physical activity immediately following treatment(s) so that your body may focus on healing and repairing. Your physician will discuss with you the types of physical activity limitations recommended based on your personal lifestyle.
- We may recommend having someone available to drive you home after your treatment(s). Most patients can tolerate the minimally invasive therapies and operate a motor vehicle with ease, while some patients with a lesser pain tolerance may prefer a driver for added comfort depending on the area of the body that is treated.
- In order to receive your best results using Regenerative Tissue Therapy, we highly recommend that you avoid alcohol and caffeine for at least 72 hours before and after your treatment(s).
**MedLink professionals may refuse to administer Regenerative Medicine in the following cases including but not limited to**
- If you develop a fever, cold or flu; start to notice any blemish, rash, open wound, or infection in or near the area to be treated. We request that you contact MedLink Health Solutions as soon as possible to discuss and possibly reschedule your treatment(s). We will not administer any type of Regenerative Tissue Therapy while your body is experiencing a healing crisis.
- If you are a tobacco user. Nicotine is an immune system suppressant; therefore, our physicians may recommend alternative therapies instead of Regenerative Medicine for patients currently using nicotine products including vaping.
- If you have a personal history of cancer. We decline to utilize Regenerative Medicine as it has the potential to do more harm than good in a cancer-stricken environment. “Please consult with your physician if you have questions or concerns”