“The goal in Regenerative Medicine is to ‘regenerate not operate’, ‘repair not replace’ and ‘modify or slow down’ the progression of chronic disease by harnessing your body’s ability to heal itself.
Regenerative medicine….sounds impressive but confusing, right? In layman terms, it means…our bodies were designed to heal themselves! Makes sense…you cut yourself, it heals. Unfortunately, as we grow older, the healing process becomes longer and longer as our cell viability diminishes with age. With the advancement of medical technology in the field of regenerative medicine, there are now therapies available that may harness the power and versatility of the human body to regenerate and heal allowing for much more positive patient outcomes.
Regenerative medicine is a form of tissue engineering and molecular biology which deals with the “process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function”. When injured or invaded by disease, our bodies have the innate response to heal and defend. Harnessing and enhancing the body’s own regenerative powers is a medical practice at the frontier of present-day advancements whose properties may seem miraculous to those who benefit from them. The miracle, however, is the result of scientific exploration that has begun to unlock and utilize the body’s extraordinary ability to heal and restore itself.
Our bodies are comprised of cells allowing regenerative medicine therapies to work for us in a broad range of conditions including, but not limited to:
- pain management
- sports injuries
- conditions of the spine
- hair restoration
- male enhancement
- wound healing
The list goes on and on.
If you’ve been considering Regenerative Medicine therapies contact us at Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine to learn more and schedule a consultation appointment.
Regenerative Cellular Therapy
The main objective of regenerative cellular therapy- is to help rapidly repair, restore and heal without the need for painful surgery. This revolutionary process uses tissue allographs to work with your own body’s natural process to heal joint and tissue injuries, Degeneration, arthritis, and herniated and bulging discs.
HOW DOES REGENERATIVE MEDICINE WORK?
Cells are the building blocks of tissue, and tissues are the basic unit of function in the body. Generally, groups of cells make and secrete their own support structures, called extracellular matrix. This matrix, or scaffold, does more than just support the cells; it also acts as a relay station for various signaling molecules. Thus, cells receive messages from many sources that become available from the local environment. Each signal can start a chain of responses that determine what happens to the cell. Through medical technology we can now understand how individual cells respond to signals, interact with their environment and organize themselves into a healing process. Scaffolds are created utilizing various Regenerative Medicine therapies allowing for the tissue “self assemble”.
WHAT CAN REGENERATIVE MEDICINE BE USED FOR?
Regenerative medicine can be used for a multitude of conditions including, but not limited to pain management, sports injuries, spinal condition, podiatry, wound care, aesthetics, anti-aging, male enhancement, vaginal rejuvenation, hair restoration, the list goes on and on.
HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT THERAPY WORKS BEST FOR ME?
Based on your condition or injury your physician will customize a treatment plan for you and determine what therapy, or combination thereof, will work best for you.
WILL THE PROCEDURE BE PAINFUL?
In most cases the procedure involves a simple procedure and takes very little time. Guided imaging may be used depending on the area of the body being treated.
WHAT IS MY RECOVERY TIME?
Most patients experience little, if any, recovery time from the procedures? Your physician will provide you with the aftercare instructions prior to your returning home.
WILL MY INSURANCE COMPANY PAY FOR MY REGENERATIVE MEDICINE TREATMENTS?
Insurance coverages varies by state but in most cases no, your regenerative medicine treatment is not covered. We will provide you with an itemized statement so you may personally file a claim to your insurance provider.
WHAT IS THE COST OF REGENERATIVE MEDICINE TREATMENT?
The cost for regenerative medicine therapy is based on the procedure and type pf product needed. Our staff will sit down with you prior to your procedure and explain the cost as well as finance options if required.
Platelet-rich plasma Therapy also known as PRP Therapy is used as a regenerative treatment to help speed up the body’s own healing process. PRP is used for joint, tendon and muscle injuries and can help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and return these problem areas back to health.
How does Platelet-Rich Plasma work?
When our body suffers an injury, it releases a signal that activates our body’s own natural healing and protective processes. Our body releases platelet rich cells which travel to the injured area and start the repairing process. This is the clear fluid we see when we suffer a cut or a scrape on our skin. This concentrated plasma is rich in growth factors which are vital for healing and helpful in reducing inflammation.
To mirror this natural process in an office setting, the patient’s own blood is drawn and the plasma is separated to isolate layers of red cells from the platelets and white blood cells. This platelet concentrated plasma is then injected back into the patient joint, tendon, or muscle needing the healing.
The healing process now begins in the area injected like it normally would but amplified many times over due to the concentration of plasma that was injected. These platelet cells get to work by reducing inflammation and their growth factors enhance cellular growth and activate the healing of bone and soft tissue.
Similar to the loss of estrogen in women, the aging process also reduces Testosterone in men starting in or around the 30’s. Low testosterone can result in:
- Excess weight gain
- Hair loss
- Loss of sexual desire or ability
- Foggy brain or cloudy thoughts
Following an exam and proper diagnosis, our team of specialists can help formulate a variety of treatment options ranging from medical support to on-site Hormone Replacement Therapy that comes in a variety of applications: skin patch, gel, injections or pellets. These treatments begin improving the symptoms of low-testosterone within 4-6 weeks.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, please contact us today to find out how we can help! Book Now or Call Us at 843-936-6238
Growth Hormone Peptide Therapy
Naturally occurring Growth Hormones (GH) in the human body help to increase and stabilize the metabolism, improve immunity and regenerate body tissue at a higher rate. For those that need to address the issues with their naturally producing GH levels, peptide therapy can help to safely and naturally release hGH into the body.
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