If you suffer from joint, tendon, ligament, back, neck or pelvic pain, you may be a candidate for regenerative medicine. These evidence-based, non-invasive treatment alternatives use the body’s own healing mechanisms to promote rapid healing and reduce pain.
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine is an exciting scientific and medical discipline that focuses on tapping into the regenerative capacity of the body to restore the functioning of damaged cells, tissues and organs. Plasma, adipose-derived cells and bone marrow are present in all of us, acting like a repair system for the body.
Conditions treated with regenerative medicine include:
- Ankle Sprains
- Back & Neck Injuries
- Hip Pain
- Joint Pain
- Knee Injuries
- Ligament Sprains
- Nerve Pain
- Pelvic Pain & Instability
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Shoulder Pain
- Tennis Elbow
How Does it Work?
Adipose-derived tissue (fat) cells, plasma and/or blood platelets are carefully extracted from the body, then quickly processed by a certified technician. Once processed, they are injected back into the body using image-guidance, aimed at the specific area that is damaged with the intent of promoting rapid healing.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) – This non-surgical, highly effective treatment uses your body’s own platelets to promote rapid healing. A small sample of your blood is taken then processed by a specially trained technician. Once processed, it is injected back into the body at the pain site, significantly accelerating the body’s natural healing process. This therapy is popular among professional athletes to speed recovery time.
Adipose-Derived Cells (ADC): Lipogems – This state-of-the-art technology harnesses the natural and powerful reparative capability of your own adipose tissue (fat) reserves, which is widely known to have innate healing potential. This quick, outpatient procedure may serve as an alternative to surgery or may be performed in addition to surgical intervention to support your body in the reconstruction and repair of damaged tissue.
Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) – Found in the center of your bones, bone marrow is where blood cells are produced. Immature cells have the potential to develop into various types of mature cells, such as muscle, blood vessel or cartilage, making them ideal for healing damaged parts of the body. When extracted and reintroduced to the body, this powerful concentrate can restore and heal.
Why Regenerative Medicine?
Research and clinical data show that regenerative medicine procedures are safe and involve minimal risk for adverse reactions or complications, because the healing material comes from your own body. These treatments are non-surgical and done in an outpatient setting. Side effects are extremely rare. Talk with your doctor about your pain to see if regenerative medicine is right for you.