Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine is the process of replacing human cells and tissues to restore normal function. This exciting new area of medicine may change the way Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation doctors treat and manage pain.

Types of Regenerative Medicine

The following are two common types of regenerative medicine:

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP is a blood product created from your own blood that can possibly speed healing, reduce inflammation, lower pain, and in some cases prevent surgery.

Platelets are the component of blood that aids in clotting and wound healing. The Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy process separates the platelets in a centrifuge in a concentrated form which is then introduced back into targeted location of the body.

Because the patient is injected only with concentrate from their own blood, platelet-rich therapy is safe avoiding the possibility of donor rejection.

A partial list of Conditions and Disorders Platelet-Rich Therapy may benefit from include:

Stem Cell Therapy uses stem cells derived from bone marrow blood cells or fat tissue to repair and replace chronically painful or injured tissues including cartilage, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.

Stem Cell Therapy works by supplying building blocks to help rebuild tissues in the body. Additionally, stem cell injectate contains cytokines, a type of immune system cell that helps fight off inflammation and pain and swelling caused by this inflammation.

A partial list of Conditions and Disorders Stem Cell Therapy may benefit from include:

What is the Future of Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative Medicine treatments are considered new and research is ongoing. Because of this, it is likely insurance will not cover these types of injections. In addition, stem cell therapy is only allowed in clinical trials. Regenerative medicine is an area for potential patients to keep their eye on as there have been proven benefits and in some cases have the ability to help where other treatments have failed.

Regenerative Medicine Doctors in Plano, Texas

To learn more about regenerative medicine as well as other treatment options, please call Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care at (972) 596-1059.

 

Author
Leigh Anne Maack

You Might Also Enjoy...

Migraine Headaches

Migraines can cause excruciating headaches and other debilitating symptoms that may last for multiple days.

Failed Back Syndrome

Failed back syndrome, also called failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), is the layman’s term for postlaminectomy syndrome.

Meditation

A person can train themselves to use meditation as a way to reduce stress, develop concentration, think positively, increase self-discipline, create healthy sleep patterns, and even increase one’s tolerance of pain.

Pinched Nerve

A pinched nerve can occur when the tissues around it put the nerve under pressure. Bone, cartilage, tendon, or muscle pressing on a nerve can cause it to malfunction, resulting in pain, weakness, tingling sensations, or numbness.

Yoga Poses for Back Pain

A simplified form of yoga called restorative yoga is a good choice for stress reduction and injury rehabilitation. This form of yoga is well suited for persons with back pain because it does not involve any complex compromising physical poses.

Telehealth

Telehealth is defined as the provision of healthcare remotely by means of telecommunications technology.