Recover Fast

Ray Andrew, MD -  - Functional & Regenerative Medicine

Prestige Wellness Institute

Ray Andrew, MD

Functional & Regenerative Medicine located in Springville, UT & Moab, UT

Have you ever had surgery, fallen ill, or been injured, and just seemed to take forever to recover?  It doesn't have to be this way.  At Prestige Wellness Institute, you can take advantage of a comprehensive evaluation and treatment strategy to get back in the game faster than you imagined was possible.

I like my bike.  

You haven’t lived until you’ve ridden off jumps at 35 mph at Deer Valley on your mountain bike.  Since my kids got me started in 2019, I have become accustomed to all the trails around Moab, as well as several of the region’s ski resorts.  My favs are the black diamond trails—not because I’m that good, but because they are that fun.  

Accustomed to small drops off rocks and planks, however, I wasn’t quite ready for Bam Bam in Park City’s Trailside Park.  Although the first drop is higher than any I had done before, I told myself it couldn’t be that hard.  I might take a little spill, but my awesome tires and shocks would no doubt cushion my fall. 

The launch was beautiful.  Unfortunately, those trusty tires somehow did not stay beneath me.  Instead, my shoulder “cushioned” my fall, making a beautiful snap in my collarbone.  The first “Bam” in Bam Bam was my landing, and the painful week that followed.  The second “Bam” was the surgery ten days later.

If you’ve ever been injured, ill, or had surgery, you know it can take a long time to recover.  Pain is just the beginning of your problems. 

Anesthesia throws a lot of people for a loop.  While most people recover uneventfully, some take weeks to get back to normal, and some never feel or function the same again.  The brain can really take a hit from the chemicals used to put you to sleep and keep you alive while the surgeon is doing his or her magic on your damaged body parts. 

Surgery itself gives your adrenal glands a good kick in the butt, as evidenced by weeks of recovery, or even chronic fatigue in a subset of people. 

If you've had a concussion (at any time in your life), you may have persistent symptoms of head pain, brain fog, memory loss, irritability, depression, etc.  Or you may not.  In either case, you still have ongoing neuron damage from the inflammatory cascade that is set in motion by the original injury.

Get Back in the Game...Fast!

If you are like me when I had oral surgery, broke my clavicle, and had orthopedic surgery all in the same time frame, you don’t have months, weeks, or even days to recover.  You’ve got plans.  Whether it’s going on a trip, getting back to work, getting back on your bike, simply getting out of pain, or whatever, you don’t have time to lay in bed or sit around while your body does its thing.

Is it possible to speed up the process?  You might not think so, but I'm here to tell you it is.  It only takes is one person to disprove decades of tradition and practice.  Better yet, how about a whole class of people?  Think about professional athletes.  They and their teammates and owners—and a lot of other people—depend on them playing every single game they can.  Tens of millions of dollars are at stake.  Do you think for a minute that they sit around and wait to heal after injuries and/or surgeries?  Of course not.  Yes, they do physical therapy and have excellent trainers.  But they also avail themselves of all the latest tools most people have never heard about.

Unlike my broken clavicle, many injuries don’t require surgery—just some cutting-edge tools we use on a daily basis in the office.  Some offices specialize in stem cells or exosomes.  Others use peptides or PRP (platelet-rich plasma).  Others offer Prolozone, prolotherapy, or shockwave.  People who come to Prestige Wellness Institute aren't looking for a single vogue treatment tool.  Instead, they are looking for recovery and want whatever it takes to get back in the game as quickly as possible. 

Although a speedy recovery can require an investment, you don’t have to be a professional athlete to afford it.  At Prestige Wellness Institute, we utilize a comprehensive approach to giving everyday people just like you everything you need to recover in a hurry. 

This means providing your mitochondria the nutrients they need for energy.  It means using specific proteolytic enzymes to help your body remove and recycle damaged cells.  It means using signaling molecules and individualized electromagnetic frequencies to supercharge your repair fibroblasts.  It means employing natural anti-inflammatory molecules to reduce pain and calm down inappropriate cytokine activation.  It may even mean using soundwaves to recruit your own stem cells to the area of damage.  If you have been ill and just can't seem to kick it, you may also take advantage of adrenal support along with immune-supporting and immune-modulating molecules.

 

With the benefit of these tools, I underwent extensive oral surgery, attended a national medical conference in another state (with a broken clavicle, no less), then had orthopedic surgery, all in the span of six days—and did not miss a single day of work.  I took ibuprofen twice.  That was the extent of my painkillers.  Twenty-one days after surgery (instead of 10 weeks), I was back on my mountain bike.  Two weeks after that, I rode my favorite Moab double-black diamond trail, Captain Ahab.  I am not unique—you can do this, too.

If like so many of our patients, you have people who depend on you, or you simply cannot afford to be on the sidelines while the game of life continues around you, call us to get started on your journey to rapid recovery.