Regenerative medicine is an exciting development in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain.
Regenerative medicine treatments use cells and tissues that are taken from either your body or a donor. These cells contain growth factors, cytokines, proteins, and other items that play a vital role in tissue repair and growth.
Concentrating and injecting regenerative medicine substances is a safe method of boosting your body's natural repair systems. These injectable treatments promote better, faster healing and recovery from injury, surgery, and disease.
New types of regenerative medicine are becoming available all the time, but the two treatments our providers use at Pinnacle Pain and Spine are:
PRP therapy uses high doses of platelets from your blood to stimulate healing and regenerate injured muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
After drawing some of your blood, our providers spin it at high speed in a centrifuge, which separates the platelets and plasma from the blood cells. They then inject the PRP solution into the part of your body affected by pain or injury.
Stem cells are unassigned cells that your body can transform into whatever type of cell it needs. When you're an adult, the most plentiful reserves of stem cells come from your fatty tissues and bone marrow.
Our providers use bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) as a source of stem cells. They withdraw some marrow from your pelvis or hip bones, then inject the concentrated stem cells into your damaged tissues.
Other forms of regenerative medicine used at Pinnacle Pain and Spine include BioLab Fluid Flow™ amniotic liquid allograft.
Regenerative medicine can treat numerous conditions, including:
Regenerative medicine is safe because you're using natural substances that often come from your own body. Treatments take around an hour and typically require minimal downtime.
With the power of regenerative medicine, many patients can reduce their medication and avoid more invasive procedures and surgeries.
To find out more about the ways regenerative medicine can help with your pain, call Pinnacle Pain and Spine or book an appointment online today.