When you are experiencing pain due to an acute injury or chronic condition, you might feel desperate to find the fastest and most effective solution to alleviate the pain.
It can be frustrating to meet with different doctors and try various treatments only to achieve subpar results. Too often, patients feel like they are in a never-ending cycle of relying on medications to manage symptoms. But the only way to achieve lasting results is by getting to the root issue.
If you’ve tried other treatments and medical interventions without success, it might be time to meet with a regenerative medicine specialist. The truth is that the body is capable of healing, but sometimes extra support is necessary to promote these natural healing functions.
What Is Regenerative Medicine?
The phrase “regenerative medicine” is relatively new in the healthcare industry. It refers to a modern approach to treating various musculoskeletal conditions and injuries by promoting natural healing functions in the body.
These regenerative therapies are helpful for speeding up recovery when joints and muscles are affected by wear and tear, including injuries, damage, or straining.
Other forms of orthopedic treatments are focused on managing symptoms and reducing ongoing issues. On the other hand, regenerative medicine works to amplify the natural healing processes in the injured part of the body, providing an effective solution for some of the most challenging injuries that have been difficult to treat in the past.
By restoring the function and structure of the damaged tissues, the body can naturally resume normal movement and function once again. Typically, this regeneration is achieved through specialized injections using stem cells and/or platelet-rich plasma.
Is Regenerative Medicine Successful?
The results speak for themselves: these modern therapies can successfully reduce pain and associated symptoms. When regenerative medicine is used, it positively promotes the natural healing functions in the treatment area.
Determining the success of regenerative medicine (and other treatment methods) depends on the results that patients achieve through the therapy.
With regenerative injections, many patients experience a full range of results.
- Decreased pain (in both active and resting moments of the day)
- Improved functionality
- Overall improvement in mobility and performance
The effectiveness of regenerative medicine depends on the type of regenerative therapy being used, as well as the area of the body being treated. But as a general rule of thumb, most regenerative experts find that these treatments are effective 75 – 90% of the time.
This success rate is quite high, especially compared to surgical interventions and other conventional treatments.
When Should You Seek Regenerative Therapy?
Often, patients try regenerative therapy when other treatment methods are no longer working. For example, you might go through months of physical therapy, use prescription medications, and try other interventions, such as steroid injections… only to achieve subpar results.
It can be frustrating to go through so many treatment options and still be in pain. At this point, some patients give up and assume they must live with pain for the rest of their lives.
But if you have chronic pain or an acute injury and conventional treatments aren’t enough, then regenerative medicine is another option to consider. This treatment can provide the relief you desire, with solutions for treating many body parts.
Another possibility is to seek regenerative medicine as a first treatment option. Instead of going through the conventional treatments, why not jump to the most effective solution right away? Regardless of the type of pain or injury you are experiencing, you can always schedule a consultation with a regenerative medicine doctor to learn more about treatment options.
Regenerative Medicine: Comprehensive Treatment for Root Cause Issues
The biggest benefit of regenerative medicine is that our team uses a comprehensive approach to your treatment plan.
Not only are we working to provide immediate relief, but the goal is to help you achieve long-term results as well. Each patient receives an individualized treatment plan based on their diagnosis and unique symptoms.
Regenerative medicine gets to the root cause. Instead of using medications to hide the pain and symptoms, we use injections that promote healing and repair the damaged tissue.
The goal is to pay attention to the messages the body sends (pain and mobility concerns), then work with the natural functions within the body to promote recovery.
Regenerative medicine is a comprehensive approach because it helps the tissues regrow, reducing or even eliminating symptoms as the injuries heal. Many patients experience an overall improvement in their quality of life and find it easier to participate in the activities they love.
Speeding Up the Healing Processes
When an injury occurs, natural processes are activated within the body to help with healing. For example, if soft tissue is damaged, the body gets to work to repair this damaged area.
We can expedite this process through regenerative medicine by delivering a high concentration of growth factors to the treatment area. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses extracted growth factors to promote repair and regeneration. Or bone marrow extractions can be used, depending on the location and type of injury being treated.
This regenerative treatment process is especially helpful for injuries that are slow to heal, such as joints, tendons, and muscle and ligament tears.
Regenerative Medicine: Two-Part Treatment Process
There are two steps that will occur as part of your regenerative therapy. First, a blood draw will occur, then a centrifugal process extracts the platelet-rich plasma from the blood. Or, if the bone marrow is being used, it is extracted from a rich area of the body, such as the hipbone.
Next, this powerful extraction is injected into the targeted area. Our team uses specialized imaging equipment to ensure the precise placement of these healing cells.
The good news is that patients can return to normal activities immediately after treatment. There is no downtime. As soon as the regenerative injection is complete, the body goes to work with a faster timeline to repair injuries and areas of damage.
How Long Does Regenerative Medicine Take to Work?
Even though you won’t experience immediate relief after the injection, have hope knowing that the results of this therapy will be noticeable within a few weeks and months. Remember that the PRP or bone marrow is working with the natural healing functions in the body – and it takes time to heal injuries.
Some patients notice results sooner than others. Each person is unique, and the actual healing time depends on the type of injury and severity of the issue.
Call Our Team for a Consultation
You deserve to find relief from injury and pain. If you are looking for solutions to speed up your recovery and healing, talk to us at RegenOrthoSport. You are invited to book an appointment at your convenience. Call us at (817) 859-8167.