If you suffer from a condition that causes chronic pain such as joint degeneration, there’s never been a better time to explore new and innovative ways to improve your health. One of these options is regenerative medicine. Here’s what you need to know about the process and how it may help.
What is Regenerative Medicine?
As a natural treatment option, regenerative therapy involves injecting the body with natural substances to increase healing. The most common type is know as allograft tissue injection derived from the umbilical cords of live healthy human C-section births. This tissue contains numerous growth factors and stem cells which provides structural support, cushioning and may help repair tissue and joints that have been damaged by injury and years of wear and tear. This procedure is performed in our office by a medically trained healthcare provider.
How is Regenerative Medicine Used?
There are numerous ways Dr. Petrie and the medical team can utilize regenerative medicine techniques like allograft tissue injections containing these growth factors and stem cells. For example, it is often common for patients with ligament tears, spinal joint arthritis and degeneration, cartilage damage, disc injuries, nerve damage and chronic muscle strains to undergo this type of treatment. Those who’ve suffered sports injuries or accidents may also benefit. Once injected, the umbilical cord tissue provide structural support and cushioning that has been lost by degeneration, and may help to regenerate damaged tissue and improve wellness.
However, it is important to note that not everyone is a good candidate for this type of regenerative medicine procedure. In situations where you’ve had a very bad injury or the degeneration of the joint is so excessive, undergoing this type of treatment may not be your best option. However, the landscape of regenerative medicine is constantly changing with newer procedures and therapies always evolving, so it is always a good idea to have a conversation with Dr. Petrie and the medical team to determine whether they believe it would be helpful in your situation.
What Are the Benefits of Regenerative Medicine?
Those who have had regenerative medicine therapies like allograft tissue injections are usually quick to tell you that there are many of benefits reported. Increased range of motion, reduction in pain, improved function and overall better quality of life. We often hear how happy a patient is after these procedures because they are able to move and exercise again without pain and get back to activities they used to enjoy before suffering with years of pain. Many people see an improvement within a few weeks however healing can continue for several months before you fully realize the benefit of the regenerative medicine procedures.
If you’re ready to learn more about regenerative medicine therapies, including the use of allograft injection from umbilical cord tissue containing growth factors and stem cells, please give our team a call at 774-409-5055 to schedule an appointment.
Disclaimer: All reasonable efforts will be made to determine if you are a good candidate for an allograft containing stem cells treatment before the treatment is initiated. There are many factors which determine the amount of regeneration or repair an individual will experience. As such, receiving an allograft containing stem cells cannot guarantee a specific amount of regeneration or repair and results will vary for each individual.