Joint Pain Relief and Healing
Provided by Hawaii Center for Regenerative Medicine
Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, M.D., specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, also known as physiatry. She opened her practice in 2002 with an office in Hilo, and in 2007 she opened a second office in Honolulu. In 2016, she founded the Hawaii Center for Regenerative Medicine. She is a pioneer in regenerative medicine therapies that follow an integrative approach that utilizes both conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body's own healing response.
Because of her background as a dancer, joint health is of particular interest to Dr. Smigel. She has a passion for treating people that are driven to return to their normal life without pain. Dr. Smigel utilizes several types of prolotherapy, a non-surgical ligament and tendon reconstruction and regenerative joint injection to assist patients that are suffering from joint disorders. Prolotherapy works by stimulating the body’s own healing processes to strengthen and repair injured and painful joints and connective tissue. Natural substances, and sometimes an anesthetic agent, are injected into the injured area to encourage a mild inflammatory response. This response causes the body to generate new cells in the area and promote healing.
People suffering from joint pain and accompanying loss of strength and stability can benefit from treatments offered including traditional Hackett-Hemwall dextrose prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma, and adipose stem cell therapy.
Dr. Smigel’s goal with all forms of prolotherapy is to get patients back to doing the things that they want to do without pain. Treatments can be applied to any joints, including shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, hips, spine and ankles. Anyone interested in learning more about prolotherapy can contact Dr. Smigel at either her Honolulu or Hilo offices.
Locations: 928 Nuuanu Ave., Suite 210, Honolulu; 136A Ululani St., Hilo. For more information, call 808-933-3444 or visit ProloHawaii.com.Edit ModuleShow Tags