Chronic pain conditions are not only debilitating and disabling, but often lead to mental health problems and social isolation. If you have chronic pain, regenerative medicine could offer a helping hand, and the team at Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care in West Plano and North Plano, Texas, has extensive experience using regenerative medicine to help patients with chronic pain. To learn more about the benefits of regenerative medicine, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.
Regenerative medicine is an exciting new form of therapy that harnesses your body’s natural healing and regenerative powers to stimulate the growth of new tissues in areas affected by chronic pain.
Regenerative medicine techniques use substances harvested from your blood or donated for the purpose, such as stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Your doctor takes these powerful natural healing cells and injects them into the painful area, where they trigger your body’s healing mechanisms and promote the growth of new, healthier tissues.
Regenerative medicine uses wholly natural substances, so there are no artificial components such as pharmaceuticals or fillers that can cause side effects. The procedure is minimally invasive, as the regenerative serum simply needs injecting into the area causing pain. That means there’s no need to have surgical incisions and stitches, reducing the risk of infection and minimizing downtime.
There are different types of regenerative medicine, and your doctor can explain which is most suitable for your condition at your consultation. All forms of regenerative medicine use natural ingredients, so there’s little chance of triggering an immune response, and donated products undergo screening to ensure they’re of the highest quality.
The FDA approves the use of regenerative medicine as a safe option for patients and enforces strict regulations to ensure patient safety. Regenerative medicine is still a fairly new technique, so researchers have yet to discover its full potential.
Regenerative medicine takes time to work, as your body has to go through the process of generating new tissues, which can take several months. Therefore you won’t feel an immediate difference as you would with a pain-killing injection, but rather you’ll see a gradual improvement over the months following your treatment.
The full potential of regenerative medicine is the subject of ongoing research, but so far good results are seen in patients with a range of musculoskeletal problems, from degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis to muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries. Your doctor can advise you on whether regenerative medicine is likely to help your particular condition.
To find out more about regenerative medicine and how it could help alleviate your chronic pain, call Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care or schedule an appointment online today.