Regenerative Therapy is an exciting alternative that can provide your body the help it needs to get you back on your feet and enjoying life! If you are interested in finding out more about Regenerative therapy, and how it may be able to help you, the team at Art of Pain Management & Regenerative Medicine is ready to answer your questions.
If COPD, chronic knee, back, hip, shoulder pain, osteoarthritis, arthritis or other joint pain is limiting your daily routine or preventing you from activities you enjoy; Regenerativetherapy may be the answer you’ve been looking for!
Regenerative therapies are still developing, but those available can offer relief to patients with chronic pain and difficult-to-treat conditions. If you or a loved one is considering Regenerative therapy, it is important to understand what it is, how it works.
What Is Regenerative Therapy?
Regenerative therapy is a treatment used to remedy numerous diseases. It involves extracting the patient’s regenerative medicine through bone marrow or adipose tissue. Purchasing umbilical cord blood, amniotic tissue, biologic allographs or exosomes from FDA approved laboratories. Unlike many treatments, it does not require intrusive surgery or long hours spent in the hospital. Regenerative therapy simply consists of a series of injections or IVs.
With the current research regarding regenerative therapy, some of the ways that the medical community is using regenerative medicine include:
- Anti Aging
- Repairing nerve damage
- Reducing recovery time
- Lessening physical pain without medication
- Improving mobility
- Repairing skin wounds
- Helping to create new, healthy tissue for the heart and blood vessels
- A reduced chance of suffering a similar future injury
- Increased collagen
- Repairing ligament and tendon tears
- Repairing lung tissues
- Improving brain function
Because regenerative medicines have the ability to transform into almost any kind of cell, they are ideal for repairing a wide variety of issues. Regenerative therapy focuses on taking advantage of the versatility of regenerative medicine and many specialists believe that, as research continues, there will be even more uses in the future.
How Does Regenerative Therapy Work?
Regenerative medicine can be harvested from many places on the body. For adults, the most common areas from which medical professionals will extract regenerative medicine are bone marrow or fat tissue. We can also purchase placental tissue or biologic allographs from various FDA approved labs. After they remove the cells, they can be immediately injected into the location of the injury or ailment. Specialists put them into a machine that can take the substances from the cells that are most valuable and put them into a more concentrated form. Once the regenerative medicine is concentrated, they will be injected into the affected area.
What Makes Regenerative Medicine Special?
Their ability to transform into any type of cell is not the only thing that makes regenerative medicine an extremely effective basis for medical treatment. Regenerative medicine can split and reproduce quickly and easily. Because of this speed, most patients begin seeing improvements within one or two treatments. The natural growth hormones that are in regenerative medicine help increase the speed of the body’s normal repair time without needing medications to supplement the repair or decrease pain.
Main Benefits of Regenerative Therapy:
Treating Orthopedic Injuries
One of the many uses of regenerative therapy is to treat orthopedic injuries. The cells that medical professionals use for orthopedic issues are called Mesenchymal Regenerative Medicine. Research has revealed that Mesenchymal cells can rejuvenate tissues in muscle, bones, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments, not only speeding recovery but also reducing chronic pain and improving mobility.
Mesenchymal regenerative medicine, like other regenerative medicine, are harvested either from fat tissue or bone marrow. Research has revealed that Mesenchymal cells from bone marrow are stronger and more reliable so most orthopedic regenerative therapy procedures involve regenerative medicine from bone marrow. Once these cells are concentrated, they can have up to 25 growth factors and beneficial substances.
Treating Cardiovascular Diseases
Regenerative therapy can also treat cardiovascular diseases. Most cardiovascular diseases function by preventing enough oxygen from getting to the heart, causing issues with blood flow and causing scar tissue. Regenerative medicine can adapt to become cells that help negate the disease, repairing the heart and blood vessels. Regenerative therapy can also:
- Create muscle cells that help the heart grow new tissue
- Reduce the chances of heart failure by reducing strain on cardiac cells
- Help improve blood flow
- Help create new capillaries
Speeds Up Healing of Wounds and Cuts
One of the capabilities of regenerative medicine is that they increase the amount of collagen in an area. Increased collagen levels make it easier for the body to repair a wound. The therapy helps encourage the growth of new tissue, which is a key component of the healing process for wounds and incisions.
Helps Treat Neurological Issues
Recently, scientists have discovered that regenerative therapy can help with diseases such as traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer’s, MS and Parkinson’s. Similar to how they function with cardiovascular diseases, regenerative medicine can be injected to help grow new cells, neurons, and synapses. Studies about this use for regenerative therapy are still ongoing, but research has shown that it can slow the development of these neurodegenerative diseases.
May Help with Autoimmune Disorders
People with autoimmune disorders struggle to retain healthy tissue and cells. Regenerative medicine may be able to adapt to become the cells that the autoimmune disorder is destroying at an increased rate. With our new protocols of analyzing blood, regulating vitamins, minerals and hormones as well as using hyperbaric oxygen to administer the regenerative medicine the rate of improvement has dramatically increased to help people with autoimmune disease.
Risks of Regenerative Therapy and Things to Keep in Mind
Though research is ongoing for how regenerative therapy can treat numerous diseases, there is still only a select group of diseases for which regenerative therapy has been proven to work. Many uses of regenerative medicine are still experimental so the main risk of regenerative therapy is the fact that some of it is highly experimental. Taking a chance on an experimental treatment introduces potential downsides such as:
- Complications that create new health issues or make your current issue worse
- High expense
- You could no longer be allowed to take part in future clinical trials or treatments
- Travel to see specialized doctors may take you away from work and family
It is also important that you are aware of the difference between a legitimate clinical trial with a certified doctor and a clinic trying overly experimental, unproven regenerative medicine treatments. Legitimate, reliable doctors will usually get patients through referrals from other clinics and medical professionals. Be wary of advertisements that you see online or through social media for regenerative therapy treatments, as these clinics may be more focused on getting your payment than providing you with safe treatment.