What is Regenerative Medicine?
What is regenerative medicine? This fast growing, highly effective treatment option utilizes various treatments that may include stem cells and growth factors including, umbilical allografts, amniotic fluid, mesenchymal stem cells and platelet rich plasma or PRP treatments to heal and restore your body to a healthy level. The very name indicates that regenerative medicine therapies help your body regenerate tissue, bone, discs, cartilage, and cells. This treatment option provides relief from injuries and chronic pain. Regenerative medicine is a natural solution that even helps combat the effects of aging.
Our team of doctors will design a customized treatment program just for you. A custom program is far more effective than a “one size fits all” treatment option. Our solutions are designed to help your body truly heal rather than simply mask your symptoms.
Is Stem Cell Therapy Regenerative Medicine?
Stem cell therapy is not regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine helps your body restore itself to a healthy state naturally. Patients in pain, those with wounds that won’t heal or with damaged cartilage, muscle or ligaments may return to normal life in a short time. Regenerative cell therapy may also help arthritic patients find relief from the swelling, pain and lack of mobility resulting from this condition. It will even help those that have had recent surgery heal more quickly and reduce scar tissue.
What Conditions Can Be Treated with Regenerative Medicine Therapies?
- Joint pain
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Back pain
- Damaged or degraded cartilage
- Torn ligaments
- Elbow pain – tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Disc problems
- Shoulder Pain
What are the Most Effective Stem Cells?
There are many sources for stem cells. However, we feel that the mesenchymal stem cells obtained from umbilical cords offer the most potent and effective healing power. Why are young stem cells more favorable than those in our bodies naturally? Our body’s own stem cells age as we age and are therefore less effective year after year. The stem cells harvested from the umbilical cord the day of birth show an extremely high rate of replication. To illustrate this, simply think about how much more quickly children heal from injuries than do elder people. This is due to their young, healthy stem cells.
When introduced into an injured or damaged area, stem cells go to work to accelerate and enhance your natural healing process. They are reported to help your body heal muscle tears, ligament or tendon damage, strengthen degenerating bones and cartilage and more. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells meaning that they transform into the exact cells your body needs to heal itself. They even have the ability to help with the inflammation and pain that accompanies arthritis and other conditions.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
The most active healing cells contained in your blood are called platelets. When your body signals that it is injured, platelets are attracted to the injured area. They then go to work repairing that area. To focus this healing power intensively on your injury, we extract a small quantity of your blood. The next step is to process it and isolate the platelets in clear plasma. This platelet-rich plasma will then be returned to your injured area. PRP treatments of knees, shoulders, muscles, tendons and other parts of the body have proven remarkably effective.
What Results can I Expect from Regenerative Medicine
Most often the fastest relief after a regenerative medicine treatment comes from the anti-inflammatory properties of the injection. The longer-term results are the result of your body healing itself and restoring the damaged tissue. These procedures regenerate cells, tissue, bone, ligaments, tendons muscles, cartilage, and more. Stem cell treatments are found to help those with heart conditions, alopecia, peripheral neuropathy, skin rejuvenation, hair restoration, etc. Choosing regenerative medical treatment options and regenerative cell therapy helps your body tap into its youthful healing potential. You can expect hair restoration, younger looking skin and improved quality of life.