Regenerative Medicine: How to Know If This Is Your Best Option for Fighting Chronic Pain

About 25 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, including pain from arthritis and other degenerative diseases and from pain syndromes like fibromyalgia. For years, the only way to manage pain was to try to relieve the symptoms with copious doses of pain medications, an approach that poses its own health risks. Long-term use of pain medication, especially at high doses, can significantly increase your risks for stomach problems, liver and kidney failure, and life-threatening addiction.

Today, regenerative medicine offers an effective alternative to traditional pain management techniques, tapping into the body’s natural ability to heal itself over time. At Modern Concepts and Revive Chiropractic, stem cell therapy forms the core of our regenerative medicine treatment program. If you’re suffering from chronic pain, here’s how our program can help you.

Regenerative medicine: Repair, replace, rejuvenate

Regenerative medicine is focused on giving your body the “tools” it needs to repair tissues that have been damaged or injured due to traumatic accidents, acute or chronic diseases, and just the natural wear-and-tear of aging. While different techniques can be used to achieve tissue repair, stem cell therapy is one of the safest and most effective.

Stem cells are special cells that can differentiate or turn into any other type of cell in the body. When acted upon externally by chemicals, proteins, and other substances, stem cells change to assume the characteristics of other cells, including cartilage cells, muscle cells, and connective tissue cells. Because of their ability to “transform” into other types of cells, stem cells are sometimes referred to as pluripotent cells.

At Modern Concepts and Revive Chiropractic, we use stem cells derived from donated amniotic tissue and umbilical cord blood. The cells obtained from these sources are processed and purified before injection so they can provide the most effective benefits.

What to expect during and after treatment

Stem cell injections are performed right in our office. Injections take just a few minutes, and once your treatment is complete, you’ll be free to go home. After your injection, your body will send signals to the stem cells, helping them transform into the specific type of cells your body needs to heal in that area. You may have some mild discomfort in or around the injection site for a few days, but that effect will resolve as the natural healing processes kick in.

Our team uses stem cell therapy for three main purposes:

Rejuvenate

In rejuvenation, your tissues may be damaged, but they can still be healed. Stem cells can help reduce chronic inflammation that can interfere with normal healing, giving your body the help it needs for full recovery.

Regenerate

In regeneration, stem cells can be used to help restore normal function in your joints so you can enjoy pain-free movement and improved range of motion.

Replace

Where tissues are too damaged to repair, stem cells can replace those damaged tissues to rebuild the damaged area.

What conditions can regenerative medicine treat?

Regenerative medicine can be very helpful in treating many medical conditions, but it’s not always the best choice. At our practice, we use stem cell therapy to treat an array of medical problems, including:

Generally, injections can be a good choice if you have a chronic or degenerative condition that's interfering with your daily activities and that hasn't responded well to other types of treatment, including physical therapy. Prior to undergoing any type of treatment, our team will perform a physical examination and review your health and medical history, as well as your symptoms, to decide if regenerative medicine is a good choice for you.

Is regenerative medicine a good choice for you?

Regenerative medicine is approved by the FDA for the treatment of many types of joint problems and other injuries that can interfere with your day-to-day activities. If you’d like to learn more about regenerative medicine and whether it can help you relieve your painful symptoms, book an appointment online today.

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