Regenerative Medicine to Treat Arthritis
The human body has incredible power to repair damaged tissues and to heal itself. Think of all the ways your body would be different if not for your body’s healing capabilities – all those scraped knees from when you were a child would still be festering wounds; any type of surgical procedure would leave years worth of pain and continued treatment; any type of open wound would be susceptible to extreme infection because it would never close up and heal. Yes, the human body is incredible, and it has the fascinating ability to repair itself. Yet, sometimes the body requires medical intervention to stimulate its healing processes. Regenerative medicine helps the body replace or regenerate cells or tissues to improve a person’s quality of life.
Arthritis is an area in which many people have found successful treatment through regenerative medicine. Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of the joints. Arthritic joints are often painful, and the stiffness limits mobility. While there are more than 100 types of arthritis, the most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. All types of arthritis are degenerative conditions that worsen with age.
Regenerative medicine is a medical term that includes various treatment procedures to encourage and maximize the body’s innate abilities to heal itself. Many people who suffer from arthritis are directed toward physical therapy and lifestyle changes to help them adapt to their condition. However, these treatments do not help the body to heal; they simply condition the body to “deal with” arthritis.
At Medici Spine & Pain, we want better for our patients than to just “deal with” arthritis. This condition will affect them for the rest of their lives, so just “dealing with it” can not only limit their movements, but it can limit the quality of their lives. Regenerative medicine helps to regenerate healthier cartilage and joint tissues as an approach to pain management, reduction in inflammation, and increased mobility in the joints. Stem cell therapy, PRP treatments, prolotherapy, and viscosupplementation are examples of regenerative medical treatments used at Medici Spine & Pain. We want to help our patients restore a higher quality of life through a wide variety of treatment options. There is no one-size-fits-all method of regenerative medicine. Our doctors specialize in individualized care through innovative treatments to help reduce pain and improve the function of the body.
Contact Medici Spine & Pain today to schedule a consultation at one of our four locations in the greater Atlanta area. Learn more about how regenerative medicine can help your body heal itself.
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