What is A2M Injection Therapy?
Alpha 2 Macroglobulin (A2M for short) is a molecule that forms naturally in the bloodstream. When collected and concentrated into an injectable dose, A2M has the power to halt cartilage decay within the joints and discs brought on by osteoarthritis.
A2M Injection Therapy is generally considered a pain-free procedure. Some patients report significant pain relief as soon as one day after treatment.
How Does It Work?
A2M is classified as a Broad Spectrum Multi-Purpose Protease Inhibitor - this means it naturally blocks out proteases, the enzymes responsible for cartilage deterioration of the joints and discs in individuals with osteoarthritis. If the articular cartilage is worn away entirely, the only option left is to undergo invasive and expensive surgery. A2M Therapy halts cartilage deterioration by drawing proteases away from vulnerable and damaged tissues.
Unfortunately, the A2M molecule is incapable of entering areas of damaged tissues in enough quantity to make a true difference. In order to deliver a sufficient amount of A2M into the affected area, an injection is the best option.
That’s where A2M Injection Therapy comes in. First, a small sample of blood is drawn and placed into a machine called a centrifuge. The centrifuge then spins rapidly, separating blood cells from plasma. The plasma, rich in A2M molecules, is collected and placed in a syringe.
The syringe then delivers a concentrated dose to the afflicted source. The A2M quickly gets to work binding itself to nearby proteases, keeping them from causing any further damage to surrounding tissues. Once each molecule has absorbed all the proteases it can carry, the enzymes are naturally flushed out of your body.
Because we only use A2M molecules from your own body, there is minimal risk of infection or allergic reaction.
What Does A2M Injection Therapy Treat?
A2M Injection Therapy has been shown to be safe and effective in combatting the following conditions:
Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Osteoarthritis of the Back
Chronic Joint and/or Disc Pain
Do I Qualify for A2M Injection Therapy?
Candidacy for A2M Therapy is determined by a simple test conducted by your doctor. The objective of this test is to identify the tell-tale signs of cartilage deterioration in your joint and disc space to confirm the presence of damaging proteases.
Why Choose Longevity Regenerative Institute?
Rather than merely trying to bury your symptoms under a pile of prescriptions, your care providers at Longevity get down to the root cause of your symptoms. We are passionate about helping people eliminate pain and avoid surgery with minimal dependence on prescription medications.
Dr. Darryl D. Robinson, MD is double board-certified in Regenerative Medicine and Pain Management. He has practiced medicine since 1996 when he served as a General Medical Officer at Winn Army Community Hospital in Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment for pain syndromes for over two decades has molded Dr. Robinson into one of the most accomplished individuals in his field. In 2012, he was acknowledged by Castle Connolly as one of the region’s top physicians.
Because procedures like A2M Injection Therapy require a highly precise injection, many regenerative experts will use Ultrasound to guide the needle. At Longevity, however, we feel this method is not quite reliable enough. That’s why we utilize state-of-the-art fluoroscopy imaging technology when administering regenerative injections.
Our unique combination of elite expertise, advanced technology, and sincere emotional investment elevates our Institute to a level of quality unparalleled in the state of Oklahoma. Serving Oklahoma City and beyond.