Regenerative treatments are an emerging area of medicine that utilize the body’s natural healing process. They are an alternative approach to typical medication and surgery. While traditional treatments are used to mask the pain or provide temporary relief, regenerative medicine seeks to restore and revitalize damaged tissues to encourage healing within the body. Regenerative medicine is revolutionary as it seeks to bring pain relief through boosting the body’s naturally-occurring healing properties rather than through potentially addictive medications or surgery.
This form of medicine can help treat a variety of issues that may be of concern for patients. Some of the more common issues that regenerative medicine can help treat include:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Torn ligaments
- Bone illness
- And many more
The two types of regenerative medicine treatments that our doctors prefer are platelet-rich plasma injections and regenerative tissue therapy. These treatments are noninvasive, nonsurgical, and so versatile that they are able to treat many different types of injuries and illnesses.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections utilize the patient’s own blood in order to aid the healing process. PRP begins with a blood draw at the patient’s doctor’s office that is then processed and spun through a centrifuge in order to create a high concentration of platelets. Often referred to as “liquid gold” because of its color, this concentration is then injected into an area of the patient that is of the most concern.
PRP is effective due to its high level of healing platelets which are an essential part of wound healing because of the components they contain such as growth factors, proteins, and cytokines. This allows for a faster and more accurate healing process for the body. Being that the patient’s own blood is used, there is low risk or chance of side effects involved. There is also significantly less recovery time compared to surgery, which allows patients to quickly get back to their normal daily activities.
Regenerative Tissue Therapy
Regenerative tissue therapy is another treatment that uses tissue young and rich in many growth factors, cytokines, lipids, proteins, and collagens that are all essential in the healing process. Once these new tissues are introduced via injection, they can help restore the damaged areas of the body and aid in the natural healing process. This new, young tissue is derived from the Wharton’s Jelly of the umbilical cord collected from prescreened donors after a healthy C-section birth. This treatment option, like PRP, is nonsurgical and involves minimal risk or side effects.
To learn more about the benefits of regenerative treatments and to see if they might be right for you, contact our clinic today at (614) 412-5009 today for a complimentary consultation.