What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine restores, repairs, and replaces damaged tissues like muscle, tendon, ligament, and cartilage. It’s an emerging area of medicine that uses human cells to boost natural healing.
The LeHeal Biogenix team separates and concentrates substances like plasma, platelets, and stem cells from your own blood or other tissues. Or they might use donated stem cells. These substances are what your body uses to repair tissue damage, so they’re natural, ethical, and safe.
What does regenerative medicine treat?
Regenerative medicine treats acute injuries and long-term (chronic) pain. Conditions the LeHeal Biogenix team uses regenerative medicine for include:
- Ligament sprains
- Tendon and muscle strains
- Rotator cuff tears
- Tendinitis (tendon inflammation)
- Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
- Cartilage injuries
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Joint pain from arthritis and bursitis
Regenerative medicine treatments also promote bone healing after a fracture.
How does regenerative medicine work?
Under the right conditions, regenerative medicine treatments like stem cell therapy and PRP injections can speed up recovery and reconstruct new, healthy tissue.
Everyone has millions of adult stem cells, which help your body repair itself. Studies show that grouping and injecting adult stem cells into areas where patients have diseased or damaged tissue helps reduce inflammation.
Regenerative medicine's goal is to reboot or replace tissues or organs damaged by disease, injury, age, or other problems. Instead of treating symptoms with medication and invasive procedures, regenerative medicine offers a solution that causes minimal discomfort, is safe, and targets the source of pain.
What does having regenerative medicine treatments involve?
The first step in receiving regenerative medicine treatments is harvesting the required cells. PRP injections consist of plasma (liquid) and platelets from your blood. After taking a blood sample, the LeHeal Biogenix team spins it very fast in a small centrifuge machine. This device separates the plasma and platelets from the red and white blood cells.
Stem cells can come from your fatty tissues, bone marrow, or a donor source like umbilical cord blood after a healthy birth. When the regenerative medicine is ready, your doctor injects it into the damaged tissues. They might use diagnostic imaging like fluoroscopy (moving X-ray) to ensure pinpoint accuracy.
After your regenerative medicine injection, you can go about your day. Any soreness from the injection quickly wears off. After a few weeks, enough new cells should be present for you to feel an improvement in your symptoms. Patients often benefit most by having several regenerative medicine injections.
Call LeHeal Biogenix or book an appointment online today to see how regenerative medicine can relieve your musculoskeletal pain.