Regenerative Medicine: Redefining Healthcare

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When speaking of the future of healthcare, it is impossible to overlook the enormous advancements taking shape in the form of regenerative medicine, with its countless innovations, techniques and therapies. With fundamental components of biology, chemistry and physics, regenerative treatments are a unique blend of strategies that repair, restore and regenerate damaged or injured tissues. What’s more is that these solutions are noninvasive and focus on addressing the root cause of one’s pain and injury—not only its symptoms. For individuals with chronic or life-altering diseases, regenerative medicine is redefining the future of treatment and ultimately the future of healthcare itself.

There is no question that an ever-increasing population of ailing individuals with chronic disease and pain is overwhelming the current healthcare system. Thus, most treatments are geared towards delaying the progression of illness and preventing further complications. Yet, most therapies are not able to heal, cure or significantly change the course of disease. To make matters worse, healthcare costs are on the rise.

Because regenerative medicine is capable of treating the underlying root cause of disease, including musculoskeletal pain and injury, it is a promising alternative for those hoping to live a healthy, more productive life—without the need for surgical intervention. For instance, for individuals suffering from sports-related injuries, as well as diseased or damaged tissues, bones, ligaments and tendons, stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are two methodologies with proven potential for success.

The idea behind stem cell therapy is that by collecting an individual’s own stem cells (from blood, bone marrow or fat tissues) and concentrating them using a centrifuge, they can be injected back into the body at a targeted area such as the knee, for example. Once injected, the healthy stem cells rebuild and strengthen the damaged tissues at the site of the injection.

Regarding PRP injections, it is believed that an individual’s blood platelets contain natural healing properties that stimulate the healing and repair of a number of injuries. Specifically, the platelets in PRP injections release growth factors that initiate tissue regeneration, while helping the blood to clot.

Call Allied Pain & Spine Institute Today!

At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we are proud to offer stem cell therapy and PRP injections as part of an extensive menu of regenerative musculoskeletal medicine solutions. Whether you are experiencing chronic pain from a past injury, acute pain from a present injury or if you have repetitive strain injuries, overuse injuries, arthritis and more, we invite you to call today to learn more about the promising alternative of regenerative medicine.

Posted on behalf of Allied Pain & Spine Institute