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Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Pinnacle Pain and Spine

Interventional Pain Medicine Physician & Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine Physician located in Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, & Chandler, AZ

Regenerative medicine treatments are innovative, natural approaches to healing and pain management. If you have a chronic pain condition, Matthew Crooks, MD, Jessica Byrd, FNP-C, AP-PMN, and Emma Dambi, FNP-C, at Pinnacle Pain and Spine can help. At locations in Scottsdale, Chandler, and Fountain Hills, Arizona, they offer regenerative medicine therapies like bone marrow aspirate concentrate stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Call the office nearest you to find out more or book an appointment online today.

Regenerative Medicine Q&A

What is regenerative medicine?

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.

What types of regenerative medicine are available?

New types of regenerative medicine are becoming available all the time, but the two treatments Dr. Crooks uses at Pinnacle Pain and Spine are:

PRP therapy

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, Dr. Crooks spins it at high speed in a centrifuge, which separates the platelets and plasma from the blood cells. He then injects the PRP solution into the part of your body affected by pain or injury.

Stem cell therapy

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.

Dr. Crooks uses bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) as a source of stem cells. He withdraws some marrow from your pelvis or hip bones, then injects 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 and Alpha2Active™ Alpha-2-Macroglobulin therapy.

What conditions can regenerative medicine treat?

Regenerative medicine can treat numerous conditions, including:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Tennis and golfer's elbow
  • Arthritis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Ligament, cartilage, and tendon injuries
  • Chronic pain

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.