Regenerative medicine, including mesenchymal cells and platelet-rich plasma, are a noninvasive alternative to surgery for many people living with pain. Whether that pain is acute or chronic, regenerative cells target the painful area and stimulate your own healing response. It’s a natural pain relief that helps many people avoid invasive procedures as well as risky medications.
How Does Regenerative Therapy Work?
Regenerative cell therapy homes in on painful areas without the downtime and pain of surgery, and without the side-effects of pain medication. Many patients are seeing results quickly, often after the first treatment. Our regenerative medicine focus falls into two categories: regenerative cells derived from umbilical allografts, and PRP.
The regenerative cells we use are known as mesenchymal cells. They are the youngest and healthiest available for treatment. These cells are extracted from Wharton’s jelly, a substance that is found in the umbilical cord. Pre-screened mothers choose to donate them after healthy, carefully monitored cesarean births. The regenerative agents found within Wharton’s jelly – including cytokines, growth factors, proteins and more – are isolated and stored. We source them from trusted tissue banks operating in compliance with strict federal regulations.
Because these regenerative cells are not yet differentiated into tissue types, they are able to transform into any type of cell, including muscle, tendon and bone. When injected into a painful area, they communicate with your own cells and boost their ability to regenerate and heal.
Regenerative therapy utilizing Wharton’s jelly-derived mesenchymal cells is not the same thing as stem cell therapy. Mesenchymal cells are immune-privileged, young and vibrant, whereas stem cells from a patient’s own fatty tissue or bone marrow decrease in number and potency with age.
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is another type of regenerative medicine our doctors perform. It uses a concentrated form of a patient’s own blood platelets suspended in liquid plasma. This concentrate, sourced from a blood sample, is reinjected into the painful site. There, it supplies your tissue with supportive proteins and growth factors. It bolsters your body’s ability to heal. This treatment targets an area of need in order to renew damaged muscle and other tissues.
Like any medical treatment, results vary by age, health and type of condition. Overall, our doctors have seen impressive results with regenerative cells for a wide variety of needs.
Natural Pain Relief
If you’re looking for an alternative to knee surgery, shoulder surgery or back pain procedures, regenerative medicine may be the answer. The cells are injected directly into the source of your pain. This is a safer alternative to medication, which floods your entire body and can cause side-effects. It is also safer than an operation, which can open your body to infection and requires weeks of healing time. It may help you avoid surgery altogether.
If you are ready to explore natural medicine for pain, call our office for a complimentary consultation
(843) 285-6883. We will recommend the right course of action for your unique condition.