How Regenerative Medicine is Revolutionizing Pain Management

If you suffer from chronic pain, you know what it does to your quality of life. You have physical discomfort and compromised mobility that makes it hard to function at work and at home. You may avoid social activities, miss major life events, experience poor sleep, have trouble concentrating, and feel moody much of the time.

Many forms of pain can be effectively managed with injections, medications, physical therapy, and radiofrequency treatment. Today, however, modern medicine also offers regenerative medicine strategies to help you manage your pain and heal damaged tissue to help you restore function. 

Regenerative medicine isn’t just about treating the symptoms, it’s about bringing back your mobility and quality of life. 

The providers at Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care offer innovative regenerative treatments to trigger your body’s own healing capabilities so you feel and move better — without surgery!

About regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine refers to several therapies that encourage your body’s natural healing powers to stimulate the growth of new, healthy tissue in areas experiencing chronic pain. 

The two major forms of regenerative medicine used at Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care include PRP and stem cell treatments.

PRP

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, treatments involve drawing a sample of your own blood and 

spinning it down in a high-speed centrifuge to concentrate the platelet levels. Platelets contain numerous cytokines and other healing compounds that promote wound healing and tissue development.

Stem cells

Stem cells are cells that have the power to become any type of cell your body needs to heal. Injecting stem cells harvested from a donor or from your bone marrow into an injured or inflamed area of your body induces regeneration needed tissue and leads to long-term pain relief.

Regenerative medicine really is revolutionary

While regenerative medicine can’t be used for every chronic pain condition, it certainly can help restore function and reduce pain in a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and sports medicine issues. These include soft tissue injuries like severe sprains, tendinitis, and ligament tears as well as osteoarthritis and some forms of back pain.

Regenerative medicine can help you avoid surgery for these types of conditions. While it still takes time for regenerative medicine to work and help you create new tissue, you don’t have to go through surgical recovery as well. 

Regenerative medicine can also help in areas that are often hard to help heal, including the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon. These areas can suffer from a limited blood supply, so when injured, they take longer to bounce back and conditions like plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis become chronic.

Regenerative medicine encourages reduction in inflammation and increase in circulation in these areas so you can walk and exercise without major pain. Plus, PRP or stem cell treatments help create new, healthy cells to repair damaged tissue. Regenerative medicine doesn’t just help relieve pain, it repairs the cause of your pain so you experience long-term healing. 

Regenerative medicine also means you don’t have to rely on injections or potentially habit-forming pharmaceuticals to function normally. 

Our doctors can help you determine if regenerative medicine is right for your pain condition. Call Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care to set up your appointment or use the online tool to schedule at the North or West Plano, Texas, office. 

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