Regenerative Medicine Q & A
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine is the medical discipline devoted to treating and repairing the underlying causes of numerous health conditions and illnesses. Regenerative medicine holds the potential to help regrow new tissue for organs, bones, and even damaged, arthritic joint cartilage.
If you experience an injury or suffer from a chronic musculoskeletal or spinal condition, regenerative medicine treatments, like mesenchymal stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, may help promote healing from deep within your damaged tissue.
This non-surgical, minimally invasive approach fosters repair at a cellular level, so you can potentially enjoy less pain, increased mobility, and perhaps less dependence on prescription pain medications. As part of a comprehensive treatment plan, regenerative medicine may help improve chronic conditions, and therefore, the quality of your life.
In some cases, mesenchymal stem cell therapy and PRP may be an ideal alternative to invasive surgical procedures.
When would I benefit from regenerative medicine treatments?
Since regenerative medicine can potentially help repair damaged tissue, cartilage, and bone, you may benefit from treatments if you have any of the following musculoskeletal conditions.
- Knee injuries or chronic knee pain from osteoarthritis
- Hip pain and arthritis
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain and injuries
- Foot and ankle injuries, including ligament tears
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Back pain and spinal conditions
If you’ve tried other treatments to no avail, or you’ve only gotten temporary relief from pain and minimally improved mobility, regenerative medicine may be an ideal treatment option.
Your provider at Regenerative Medicine of the Rockies may recommend mesenchymal stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma injections as a way to help you recover from an injury or to improve a long-standing condition without having to endure surgery.
As part of a complete treatment plan, regenerative medicine may help your body heal itself efficiently and effectively so you can enjoy longer-lasting benefits and a life that isn’t ruled by pain.
What are mesenchymal stem cells?
Mesenchymal stem cells are cells that don’t yet have a purpose. They lie dormant in your body until a need arises, such as healing a damaged tendon after an injury or repairing a fractured bone. Your body naturally produces mesenchymal stem cells, but as you get older, that number typically decreases.
At Regenerative Medicine of the Rockies, the health care providers use mesenchymal stem cells that come from the umbilical cord of a healthy, live-birth donor who has been screened ahead of time and wishes to donate these important cells. They work closely with Predictive Biotech, a well-respected regenerative medicine company.
If you’re considering the benefits of regenerative medicine, contact Regenerative Medicine of the Rockies by phone or book an appointment through the online system.