Regenerative Medicine Helps the Body Heal Itself
When your body experiences trauma or pain, medical professionals often treat symptoms and not underlying causes. Over time, these treatments give your body the time it needs to heal. Practitioners of regenerative medicine believe you can speed healing and function in a different way. By directly providing the injured site with the materials already found in your body, it has more resources to repair itself. Regenerative medicine can restore structure and function to the area that needs it most.
Types of Regenerative Medicine
Providing the body with the components it needs to replace damaged cells or tissues stimulates the body to regenerate damaged areas. Not only can regenerative medicine treat acute injury, but it can also minimize damage and restore function in cases of chronic pain. Types of regenerative medicine include:
Stem cell treatment
Stem cells are “blank” cells that promote the repair of injured tissues and reduce inflammation. Once introduced into the body, these “blanks” differentiate themselves into the type of unique cells the area needs. These new cells can then divide and create more cells just like themselves. This makes stem cell treatment very effective.
The stem cells used to repair your injuries can come from your body’s own bone marrow or fatty tissues. After filtering and further preparation, doctors inject the stem cells into the injury site, or sometimes infuse them intravenously. These cells quickly get to work repairing tissue, reducing inflammation and speeding up healing.
Unlike stem cell treatment, platelet-rich plasma uses your own blood cells as treatment. Using a centrifuge, its high-speed separates platelets from red blood cells. The platelets are collected and injected into the painful area to help stimulate tissue regeneration.
Platelets are an interesting type of cell. Most people recognize them for their ability to stop wounds from bleeding by clotting blood together. Platelets have a secondary role in healing, including speeding up the other cells as they repair tissues. Platelet-rich plasma shows promise in tendonitis, osteoarthritis, patella (kneecap) pain and some types of injuries frequently experienced by professional runners.
Contact Medici Medical Arts for Speedier Recovery
Regenerative medicine is typically used with other treatments to provide a well-rounded care plan and provide the greatest healing benefit.
If you are experiencing acute, chronic or degenerative-disease pain, Medici™ Spine and Pain can help you regain control and improve your quality of life. Contact the office today to book your consultation.
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