There is a misconception that cellular treatments or regenerative medicine is painful. Regenerative medicine is actually one of the least painful treatment options available, and it comes with fewer risks and side effects than surgery.
If you live with chronic or acute pain, there is no reason to add to your discomfort; consider cellular treatments instead.
Cellular therapy involves injections of regenerative cells into the affected area. These are ethically sourced donor cells. Another option is platelet-rich plasma injections. These use agents in your own blood to promote healing in damaged tissue. Both of these treatments are no less painful than receiving a vaccine or insulin shot.
Regenerative medicine and cellular treatments can be used to treat a variety of ailments such as:
- Joint pain
- Torn ligaments
- Knee pain
- Back pain
Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Treatments
The main objective of regenerative cellular treatments is to help the body heal itself in the most natural way. The body contains an innate healing process, but as we age it can be much more difficult for that process to occur. The most effective cellular treatment involves mesenchymal cells. These are ethically sourced from the Wharton’s jelly found in the umbilical cords of newborn babies. The mothers are carefully screened and fully consenting. The harvesting of Wharton’s jelly from umbilical allografts causes no pain to either the mother or child. We source this potent healing agent from carefully regulated tissue banks.
Our doctors prefer to use mesenchymal cells for cellular treatments because the cells are very young and highly effective. They haven’t aged like the cells that older patients carry in their bodies. Mesenchymal cells, along with naturally occurring growth factors, cytokines, lipids and proteins are prepared and injected into the pain site.
Just like a vaccine or any other shot at a doctor’s office, injections containing regenerative cells mesenchymal cells are directed into the area of concern. Once introduced, they begin to work on the damaged tissue and the healing begins. This process causes no pain other than a small prick at the injection site and some tenderness for the first few days. Compare that with the pain and downtime of surgery.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are another type of regenerative treatment we offer to treat many conditions and injuries. Instead of using stem cells for healing, platelets taken from your own blood are used. Platelets are essential to healing because they contain many growth factors and proteins. At a high concentration, they help accelerate rebuilding of cells needed to repair an affected area.
The process of PRP injections is so simple that it is performed right at our doctors’ office. First, a vial of blood is drawn and put into a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood cells. The platelets are concentrated to make them potent for proper healing. This new concentration is then injected into the targeted area of the body. After the first few days, you should start to notice the benefits of the PRP injection as it starts to repair damaged tissue.
PRP and regenerative cellular therapy are all natural alternatives to surgery. They don’t carry the same risks and downtime. Still, it’s important to weigh all of your options. We invite you to talk to our doctors in a complimentary consultation and learn how natural pain relief can put you on a path to a fuller life.