Regenerative medicine is a type of treatment approach that seeks to improve the health of tissues that have been negatively impacted by disease, trauma, or other issues. These therapies use the body’s natural healing processes to activate and enhance healing in the areas of the body where it is needed most. These regenerative treatments help with a variety of types of conditions including chronic joint pain, neck and back pain, arthritis, neuropathy, tendon and ligament injuries, degenerative joint conditions, and more.
This rapidly growing field of medicine helps regenerate and replace human tissues and cells to relieve pain and restore proper function. In addition to being minimally invasive, there are a variety of benefits to regenerative medicine including minimal pain, long-lasting results, a short recovery time, no risk of rejection, along with fewer risks and side effects.
Regenerative medicine doesn’t work overnight, but they do work in almost all cases. The majority of patients who have experienced regenerative treatments report having less pain within a few weeks of their treatment.
Like any other type of medical treatment, safety is always a concern, but rest assured, regenerative medicine therapies are low risk. There may be a few minimal side effects such as nausea, dizziness, and some pain, but downtime is minimal, and the side effects don’t typically last very long.
Many patients see improvement a few days after their first treatment and can resume regular activities. However, some conditions may take more time. Your condition may be assessed weekly or monthly and the number of treatments needed to see results will depend on the severity of your condition and how long you have been experiencing symptoms.
Based on your injury or condition, your doctor will customize a treatment plan specifically for you that will determine what type of therapy will work best for you.
This form of regenerative medicine leverages your body’s own natural healing abilities by introducing regenerative cellular medicine into injured and damaged areas to reduce pain and trigger your body’s healing response.
This type of therapy can treat a variety of conditions including arthritis and joint degeneration; chronic pain, especially in the neck, back, knees, shoulders, and hips; cartilage damage; injured muscles, ligaments, or tendons; torn rotator cuffs; plantar fasciitis; Achilles tendonitis; and more.
You can expect to see a reduction in inflammation and pain, less joint friction, stronger joints, increased mobility, and more. The benefits will occur over weeks as your body heals itself.
This treatment is minimally invasive and is generally well tolerated with few side effects. Most people resume regular activities within one to two days of treatment.
This type of regenerative medicine has excellent results for a wide range of conditions. Most patients receive tremendous, or even complete relief of symptoms. Studies show that the success rate for this type of therapy is as high as 97 percent.
This is one of the most cutting-edge pain management treatments for musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. It is a non-surgical procedure that typically produces effective, fast, and long-lasting relief. This treatment uses autologous blood with concentrations of platelets that contain growth factors. These growth factors recruit reparative cells to the areas of injury and damage to augment tissue repair and reduce pain in affected areas. Positive outcomes have consistently been reported with this treatment modality.
PRP can treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and other types of soft tissue damage including sports injuries, knee injuries and arthritis, lower back pain, torn or sprained ligaments and tendons, joint degeneration, and more.
The process takes one to two hours including preparation and recovery time. PRP therapy relieves pain without risk of general anesthesia, surgery, or hospital stays. Most people return to their usual activities and jobs right after the procedure.
Up to three injections over a six month period may be needed, and they are often performed two to three weeks apart. You may gain considerable or even complete relief after just one or two treatments.
There are very few side effects to PRP treatments. However, some patients may have mild discomfort at the site of injection, but the discomfort should fade quickly.
Studies have shown that cortisone injections may actually weaken tissue even though they provide temporary pain relief and decrease inflammation. They don’t usually provide long term relief or healing. PRP treatments strengthen and heal tissues, and typically offer long term relief.
Ozone therapy uses medical grade ozone and is a form of non-surgical joint and ligament treatment that is permanent for many types of chronic pain. This treatment uses ozone to regenerate, proliferate, and rebuild new cartilage and ligament tissues where they have become weak. It involves the injection of ozone around and in damaged areas to increase blood flow and supply. It also stimulates the deposition of cells that are used to repair damaged joints and ligaments. Ozone is a naturally occurring, highly reactive molecule that is ideal for therapeutic modalities.
Ozone is excellent for treating a variety of types of musculoskeletal pain including carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, TMJ syndrome, plantar fasciitis, neuromas, sciatica, tennis elbow, and a variety of other sports injuries. It has also been used successfully for neck and back pain, degenerative disc disease, shoulder injuries including torn rotator cuffs, arthritis, hip and knee injuries, and more.
The response to ozone therapy depends on the level of injury and the response of each individual. Some individuals only need one or two treatments to see relief while others may need six or seven. Your doctor will monitor how you are responding and be able to give you an accurate estimate of what you can expect from additional treatments.
Cortisone is a steroid injection that can be effective in relieving pain and inflammation, but treats the symptom rather than the root cause of the problem. Unlike cortisone injections, ozone injections use a natural solution that aids the body in healing the root of the problem so that pain and inflammation are decreased, and the original cause of the problem is improved as well.
This type of regenerative medicine has been around for a long time and is considered very safe because side effects are rare. Some patients may experience light sensitivity or bruising around the injection site, but these tend to go away quickly.
If other pain relief treatments haven’t worked for you and you’d like to avoid surgery, regenerative medicine may be the treatment modality you are looking for. This new type of medicine is beneficial for a variety of conditions, minimally invasive, safe, and relatively side effect free for most people. Contact us today to find out if you are a candidate for regenerative medicine therapy.