Would you be interested in a cutting edge approach to pain relief and aesthetic treatments that utilizes your body’s self-healing abilities? Regenerative medicine represents a set of unique non-surgical techniques that relies on your cells to initiate healing and repair of injured tissue.
Whether it’s treatments containing mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors or platelet-rich plasma (PRP), our clinic in Beachwood, NJ, offers cellular therapies that focus on your body’s ability to accelerate healing.
Regenerative Medicine and its Cellular Treatments
Based on regenerating damaged or injured tissue, regenerative medicine is a viable pain management option for the treatment of both chronic and acute conditions. What is a stem cell? Stem cells can both replicate and differentiate, meaning that they multiply, but also have the ability to change into different types of tissues.
Many associate stem cell therapy with the controversial use of embryonic stem cells, which involves the termination of a human embryo. Stem cells have also been associated with tumor formations. Due to the ethical concerns of embryonic stem cell therapy, there was a shift to using non-embryonic adult mesenchymal stem cells found in your blood, bone marrow, and fat.
Although shying away from treatments that create ethical concerns is not without drawbacks. Stem cells using bone marrow or fat samples depend on your general health and wellness. Bone marrow harvesting can be a very invasive and painful process. Added to the fact that extracting these cells from your body can be painful, this type of stem cell therapy may also increase your risk of developing adverse effects.
Treatments containing Wharton’s jelly derived mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors sourced from birth tissue remove any ethical concerns attributed to embryonic stem cell therapy. These cells are young, healthy and potent, treating areas such as cartilage, tendons, and ligaments, during a minimally invasive procedure without the likelihood of an adverse event from the treatment.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy stimulates healing using one’s own blood components and has shown considerable promise in treating many degenerative conditions. PRP may also improve the health of the joint. Platelets naturally occurring in your blood have the ability to communicate with tissues. They also communicate with each other through a complex system of protein-signaling molecules called cytokines or growth factors.
During a simple procedure conducted in the office, one of our medical staff draws your blood and medically processes it using a specialized medical device to extract platelets. These platelets are known to release healing proteins called growth factors. Platelets are concentrated to accelerate healing. The resulting solution is injected directly into your site of injury and pain. Growth factors then stimulate repair and regeneration at the site, offering the patient pain relief and quicker healing rates.
Regenerative medicine effectively treats pain caused by musculoskeletal conditions, such as:
- Golfer’s or Tennis Elbow
- Ligament sprains, strains, and fractures
- Osteoarthritis & rheumatoid arthritis
- Back and neck pain
- Joint issues
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Neuropathy and more
Are you wondering if you would be a good candidate for treatment with regenerative therapy in Beachwood, NJ? Contact us for a complimentary consultation.