Regenerative Medicine: The New and Exciting Field

Regenerative medicine is an emerging field that uses the body’s natural healing mechanisms to repair and replace damaged tissue. This new and exciting field is bringing renewed hope to people suffering from painful conditions of all kinds.

Let’s explore what regenerative medicine is and some of the treatments that are available.

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine is often referred to as stem cell therapy, as many of the treatments harness the regenerative power of stem cells. Stem cells are cells that are key to repairing, healing, and growing healthy tissue within the body.

While everyone is born with a large number of stem cells within their body, these cells dwindle in number and efficacy as we age. Every time you are injured over the years, your stem cells play a vital role in helping your body recover.

Regenerative Medicine Treatments

One of the procedures available is regenerative tissue therapy. This therapy injects mesenchymal cells into the injured area to help stimulate rapid repair of the damaged tissue and encourage new, healthy growth of muscles, tendons, nerves, and more.

The mesenchymal cells are obtained from the umbilical cord after a healthy, planned c-section from a pre-screened donor. These cells have just helped grow an entire human body in only 9 months and are about as potent as you can get. There is virtually no risk of adverse reactions or rejection from the body with this treatment.

Another non-invasive regenerative procedure that has been able to help many patients get out of pain is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. PRP injections operate on the same premise as other regenerative tissue therapy. Still, this one is generally more cost-effective than others as the material is retrieved from a small blood sample of the patients. The blood contains many healing properties such as growth factors, collagen, peptides, and platelets.

After being processed to separate the components and create a concentration of the most restorative aspects, the serum is injected into the affected joint or other injured areas. The procedure is minimally invasive, requires little to no downtime, and most patients are in and out and return to their normal lives.

Conditions That Regenerative Medicine Can Help Treat

Regenerative medicine can help those suffering from a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Joint damage
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Neuropathy
  • Tendonitis
  • Torn ligaments
  • Bone damage
  • Cartilage damage
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • And more

By using the body’s natural healing mechanisms, regenerative medicine offers a safe and effective alternative to traditional treatments.

Regenerative medicine is a new and exciting field that offers hope to people suffering from a wide range of conditions. With treatments like regenerative tissue therapy and platelet-rich plasma injections, patients can experience rapid repair of damaged tissue and new, healthy growth.

If you are interested in finding out more about regenerative medicine and if it can help you get out of pain, contact the team at Optilux Wellness Center at (724) 335-5210 to set up your free consultation. We can help you understand the available options and create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.