Regenerative Medicine Helps You Heal From Within

When it comes to chronic pain, you may think that the only options to get relief are risky pain pills or corrective surgery. However, regenerative medicine techniques offer safer alternatives. These new and innovative therapies work by harnessing your body’s natural ability to heal itself.

At Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers, our providers take a multidisciplinary approach to treating pain symptoms by targeting the source of pain. If you have pain, here’s how regenerative medicine can help heal you from the inside out.

Treating pain on a cellular level

What sets regenerative medicine apart from traditional treatments is its focus on healing the damage inside your body instead of simply treating your symptoms. 

There are several types of regenerative medicine therapies, but they all leverage the powerful cells involved in the natural healing process. Our team primarily uses stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. 

Stem cells

These cells exist in several types of adult tissues, as well as in amniotic fluid, the placenta, and embryos. These unique “building blocks” are incredibly valuable for healing, because they can become any kind of cell. This flexibility gives them incredible power to regenerate tissue or repair damage within the body.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy

Platelet-rich plasma therapy uses powerful healing factors found in your blood, including plasma and platelets. When used in regenerative medicine, these vital substances help control cell division, promote tissue regeneration, and encourage the healing process.

After harvesting the stem cells or platelets, we concentrate them to increase their potency. Then we inject them into the part of your body with the damage or disease causing your symptoms.

When to consider regenerative medicine

We recommend stem cell therapy and PRP therapy for numerous conditions affecting joints, muscles, or other tissues, such as:

Regenerative medicine therapies offer numerous advantages when it comes to chronic pain. Not only do treatments come with minimal discomfort, but there is also little downtime. And, because they focus on healing the source of your pain, they can reduce your dependence on pain medications and help you avoid surgery.

What to expect from regenerative medicine

We’ll create a personalized treatment strategy based on your specific condition and your overall health. After determining whether you’re best suited for stem cell therapy or PRP therapy, we’ll deliver your treatment directly to your pain site with a simple injection.

Regenerative medicine appointments are usually fairly quick and relatively painless, but they do involve an injection. It’s common to experience increased pain and swelling for a short period afterward, which indicates the healing process is underway.

Because regenerative medicine works by healing damage and disease on a cellular level, it can take several weeks or months for healthy tissues to generate in the treatment site. During this time, you should notice pain decreasing in the area and normal function returning, but you shouldn’t expect immediate relief from your symptoms.

For more information on regenerative medicine and its ability to heal from the inside out, book an appointment over the phone with Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers today.

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