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Alternative Medicine

Advantage Orthopedics

Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon located in Dublin, OH

Alternative Medicine is a rapidly advancing field that harnesses your body’s natural healing ability to accelerate recovery and repair damaged tissues. Thomas Joseph Kovack, DO, based in Columbus, Ohio, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in the most cutting-edge orthopedic therapies available. Dr. Kovack offers restorative therapies to treat the root cause of pain and loss of mobility and improve your long-term health and quality of life. If you have ongoing pain or a slow-healing injury, call Advantage Orthopedics or book an appointment online today.


What is Alternative Medicine?

Alternative medicine is an innovative therapy used to repair damaged soft tissue, ligaments, tendons and joints by prompting the body to enact a self-healing response, commonly through the use of biologically enhanced injections. These biologically enhanced injections have the unique ability to regenerate into any other type of cell in the body, promoting efficiency in healing from the inside out.

What is alternative medicine used for?

Dr. Kovack may recommend alternative medicine to treat numerous diseases and injuries, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Articular cartilage injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Tendinitis
  • ACL tears 
  • Labral tears
  • Ligament sprains
  • Degenerative joint diseases

To determine if you’re a candidate for alternative medicine, Dr. Kovack reviews your symptoms, discusses your medical history, and examines the injured or painful area. He might recommend X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs to diagnose your injury and develop a treatment plan.

How does alternative medicine work?

Dr. Kovack creates a treatment plan based on the type of condition you have and the severity of your symptoms.

Through the use of these biologically enhanced injections into the area of injury or damage, your body begins healing from the inside out. For these injections, it can take several weeks for healing and new cells to form, which replace old, damaged cells in the joints, muscles, and nerves. With this treatment, you may begin to see improvement in four to six weeks. 

With this therapy, your body continues healing internally, providing you with relief from pain and increased mobility following your treatment.

What are the benefits of alternative medicine?

Alternative medicine is a minimally invasive procedure Dr. Kovack performs in-office. His focus is on keeping you comfortable and tailoring your treatment plan to your needs.

This procedure requires no incisions or downtime. Following your treatment, you can return to your usual activities with few limitations. Since alternative medicine addresses the root cause of chronic pain and mobility limitations and heals damaged tissue, you can enjoy the long-term benefits of your treatment.

Additionally, by using alternative medicine to heal damaged areas, you can also reduce your risk for future injuries. The new, healed cells restore the health of your injured area, increasing its stability and strength for the long term.

To find out if alternative medicine is a treatment option for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kovack at Advantage Orthopedics now by calling the Columbus, Ohio, office or by using the online booking feature.