Are you familiar with regenerative therapy? Used as a natural method of pain relief and tissue regrowth, regenerative medicine is incredibly powerful for people dealing with neck and lower back pain.
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine uses the body’s innate ability to heal damaged tissues, such as joints, muscles, tendons or ligaments in order to restore the body back to its normal and healthy functions. Your local center for regenerative medicine uses these techniques because these non-surgical procedures help heal and correct the source of pain, rather than just masking it like medications and pain killers. In many cases, it can be a viable alternative to orthopedic surgery or joint replacement surgery, which patients love because surgeries are often painful, costly, and come with the risk of complications. It is also an alternative to steroid injections which are used frequently for neck and lower back pain.
An example of this powerful medicine would be stem cell therapy for knees.
What is Stem Cell Therapy For Knees?
Stem cell therapy can relieve knee pain and avoid intense, painful and complicated knee surgery. It is very effective because it promotes real healing – not patchwork pain stifling.
How does it work?
By injecting stem cells, the damaged tissues that exist from injuries or conditions like a torn meniscus, damaged cartilage from osteoarthritis, a torn rotator cuff, or a degenerative disc can heal and experience less pain, restoring the ability to move and function again like you once did. These injections are performed using ultrasound or x-ray guidance to ensure that the cells are carefully injected into the proper location.
In addition to stem cell therapy, your local center for regenerative medicine will most likely perform the other latest procedures and techniques in regenerative therapy. All of the following treatments are available at Advanced Wellness:
PRP uses concentrated platelets and growth factors from the patient’s own blood to harness the body’s ability to heal. PRP is injected directly into the injured tissue, stimulating the body’s same healing response, but in an incredibly potent form. A patient may have considerable to complete relief after the first PRP injection. But, if the problem has been chronic or severe, additional PRP injections could be necessary
Adult stem cells (MSCs) are cells that can renew themselves and turn into other cells. Stem cells are readily available and can be harvested from your bone marrow, fat tissue or obtained from human umbilical cord blood. The stem cells from human umbilical cord blood are obtained from a FDA regulated lab that obtains them, from consenting pregnant mothers, which are harvested from birth. Every donor is subjected to comprehensive infectious disease panel screenings, ensuring for safety. The product is then tested to determine cell count and viability. Once injected into an area of injury, these rigorously tested cells secrete bioactive molecules to repair and regenerate injured cartilage, ligaments, tendons, or muscles. Many times, only one injection is needed. Based on your body’s response, additional injections may be advised.
- Alpha 2 Macroglobulin:
Alpha-2-macroglobulin (A2M) is a powerful inhibitor of cartilage catabolic and inflammatory factors and stops the progression of Osteoarthritis by preventing cartilage breakdown and preventing cartilage loss. Alpha-2-macroglobulin (A2M), found naturally in the blood, captures “bad” chemicals produced in the knee and neutralizes their degenerative effect. Physicians can concentrate alpha-2-macroglobulin (A2M) in your blood to deliver high concentrations in your joint space, protecting your joint space from the destructive proteins that cause Osteoarthritis. Injections of concentrated A2M is the first treatment for Osteoarthritis that can inhibit all causes of cartilage breakdown and thereby, prevent cartilage loss, reduce pain, and stop the progression of OA.
Who is a candidate for these advanced treatments?
These common conditions are treated with regenerative medication:
- Sports injuries
- Tendon tears
- Plantar fasciitis
- Ligament tears
- Neck and low back pain
- Spinal disc disease
- And many other conditions!
To learn more or find out if you are a candidate for a regenerative medicine treatment, call us today at 732-431-2155.