10 Pain-Related Conditions That May Improve with Regenerative MedicineApril 27, 2017
10 Pain-Related Conditions That May Improve with Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative medicine involves using your own body’s tissue to help heal disease and injury. Before we list some conditions that can be treated by regenerative medicine, it may be helpful to know a little bit more about each treatment.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), or platelet concentrates, have been studied extensively since the 1990s. While similar products previously used in medicine (fibrin glue) are very expensive, PRP provides a cost-effective alternative. Plasma concentrates are a way to help the body finish the healing process and strengthen the weakened tissue. PRP is produced from a person’s own blood. It is a concentration of one type of cell, known as platelets, which circulate through the blood and are critical for blood clotting and release growth factors and mediators to aid in healing. Platelet-rich plasma can then be collected and delivered to an injured area of bone or soft tissue, such as a tendon or ligament. It is used for tendinopathies (tendon problems), in addition to problems with ligaments, muscles, meniscus, cartilage, bone, wound and intervertebral discs.
What Is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy focuses on delivering stem cells to parts of the body that are in need. Stem cells can be harvested from a patient’s own body from Adipose (fat) tissue or bone marrow. The tissue is processed into a stem cell concentrate and injected at the focal point of treatment in the patient’s body. Once the stem cell concentrate has entered the treatment site, the regeneration process begins.
10 conditions that may be helped, with regenerative medicine.
- COPD Pain
- Type 1 Diabetes Pain
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Multiple Sclerosis Pain
- Osteoarthritis Pain
- Parkinson’s Disease Pain
- Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
- Spinal Cord Injury Pain
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Pain
- Sports Injuries
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