Regenerative medicine therapies such as platelet-rich plasma injections and injections containing stem cells are showing promise as treatments for many musculoskeletal disorders and degenerative diseases. We offer these scientific-evidence-based regenerative therapies to patients in Columbus who are interested in all-natural pain relief.
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine is an advanced medical field that is focused on repairing and replacing damaged cells and tissues. It involves harnessing the power of stem cells, which can self-renew and differentiate into many other types of cells. After extensive research and scientific studies on regenerative cellular tissue, new medical procedures are now available as alternatives to surgery to treat diseases associated with chronic pain.
Regenerative medicine may be used to regenerate cartilage, bones, and many other tissues, and it can be used for aesthetic treatments as well.
Regenerative cellular therapy has been used to treat conditions like:
- Knee pain
- Back pain
- Disc problems
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow pain
- Joint pain and damaged or degraded cartilage
- Hip pain
- Torn ligaments
- Plantar fasciitis
- Neuropathy and numbness in hands and feet
- Bone issues like osteoporosis
- And more
Regenerative Cell Therapy
Stem cells are a powerful tool to treat a wide range of diseases. Our doctor prefers to administer treatments containing stem cells and growth factors that are derived from Wharton's jelly. Wharton's jelly comes from birth material, which is collected by reputable tissue banks. This bioactive birth tissue is donated by consenting mothers, who are also pre-screened and monitored during the process.
Our doctor prefers this regenerative cellular tissue because it contains plenty of young and vital stem cells, in addition to growth factors and other healing elements. While these cells provide a youthful boost to your healing process, repairing damaged incredibly fast, they also do not pose the same risks as samples collected for “stem cell therapy.”
We do not perform “stem cell therapy,” which typically rely on your own body’s samples of bone marrow and adipose tissue. Bone marrow stem cells are extracted from your lower back or pelvis area using a very large needle. It is a very invasive procedure and has far more significant risks than the umbilical allografts we rely on. The cells used in this therapy are mature and might not differentiate as fast as young, healthy Wharton's jelly-derived stem cells.
Stem cell therapy also uses samples from your adipose tissue or fat cells. Your body contains toxins, and a lot of these toxins are stored in your fat. So, using adipose-derived stem cells may increase your risk of adverse reaction or may not work as intended because they are also as old as you are. This is also an invasive procedure, and doctors use a liposuction-like process to remove adipose tissue from your navel or flank.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a form of regenerative treatment that uses an enhanced concentration of platelets processed from your blood. These platelets are separated in a special medical device from other blood cells to form an injectable solution. The PRP injection, rich in growth factors and bio-active proteins, is administered to your affected body part, resulting in accelerated healing and tissue regeneration.
Regenerative medicine treatments are excellent non-invasive options for people who wish to combat chronic pain and disease while avoiding surgical therapies and pharmaceuticals. Contact us in Columbus, Ohio to learn more or for a complimentary consultation.