Are you being slowed down by chronic pain due to a musculoskeletal condition or an injury? Do you know that there are pain management options that avoid prescription painkillers, steroid shots, and surgery? Our doctor in Worthington, Ohio provides leading-edge regenerative medicine therapy that boosts your body’s natural healing ability.
Regenerative Medicine for Pain Relief
From joint pain to cartilage damage to tendon and ligament injuries, our injection-based treatments can repair musculoskeletal issues and reduce the need for painkillers, steroid shots, narcotics, and invasive surgery.
Stem cells are found in many of your body's tissues. Mesenchymal stem cells are particularly useful in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions because they can potentially develop into the type of cells surrounding them. These cells are found in several different tissues but are most abundant in bone marrow and adipose fat tissue. With the ability to form bone, muscle, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage, they are often effective as natural pain relief treatments.
Taking these unique cells from your body is an invasive procedure. Adipose stem cells are obtained by performing a mini liposuction procedure where in which fat is removed, and your cells are harvested. Bone marrow is the part of the body where blood is produced. Bone marrow-derived stem cells are harvested by first collecting bone marrow aspirate, which involves drilling a hole into a large bone such as the pelvic bone.
There are risks that come with this type of procedure, including:
- Pain that continues after the procedure
Our clinic in Worthington, Ohio, has found a solution to avoid these risks. Wharton's jelly derived from birth tissue also contains mesenchymal stem cells used for treating chronic pain.
Wharton's jelly is the soft, gelatin-like tissue found in the umbilical cord, which contains bioactive materials proven to address tissue damage. With this personalized approach to medicine, we used injectables of growth factors and mesenchymal stem cells to repair tissue damage and injury-causing your pain and discomfort.
The cells used in our treatments, harvested during planned cesarean sections retain their strength and potency, unlike the stem cells in your body which age as you do.
The Role of PRP in Regenerative Medicine
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is derived from your blood to provide growth factors that promote healing. PRP involves injecting platelets, abundant in growth factors into injured or damaged areas. The procedure involves taking a sample of your blood, processing it down to growth factor rich platelets, then injecting the solution into the damages and injured area.
Uses for PRP in musculoskeletal medicine include treatment of tendinitis, acute and chronic muscle strain, ligament sprains and injuries, and joint pain such as arthritis and knee meniscus damage.
Conditions treated with regenerative medicine include:
- Degenerative disc disease (DDD)
- Herniated disc
- Bulging disc and other disc issues
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Rotator cuff tears
- Labral tears or degeneration and more
In Worthington, Ohio, we are advancing new age pain management approaches by offering this emerging new field of medicine. Your road to recovery starts here. Why not contact us for a complimentary consultation, to determine if regenerative medicine is right for you?