What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine is a safe, non-surgical treatment for joint pain — including pain relief from osteoarthritis. Regenerative medicine centers on regenerating or replacing the body’s cells, tissues, and organs. This can be achieved by injecting stem cells or progenitor cells into the affected area, such as hips, wrists and ankles, shoulders, knees, or the back and spine. The cells that are then placed near the damaged or ailing cells. The cells will naturally transform throughout the affected area to help alleviate the problem.
Types of Regenerative Medicine
When it comes to osteoarthritis, regenerative medicine is a safe treatment option to get you the pain relief you are looking for. Here are the most common types of regenerative therapies:
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy
PRP therapy can help get platelets to the affected areas through a series of injections. A small amount of your blood is taken and run through a machine to concentrate the platelets and is injected into the affected area.
Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections
Hyaluronic acid joint injections are one of the most natural treatments for osteoarthritis since Hyaluronic acid already exists in your body. This gel-like substance helps to restore the lubrication that has been lost in your joints.
Regenerative Cell Therapy
Regenerative cell therapy, also known as stem cell therapy, offers a non-surgical way to manage chronic pain or to care for an injury such as damaged tendons, ligaments, or muscles. When stem cells are placed near other cells in the cartilage and tendons, it will take on its properties and naturally regenerate.
Who is a Good Candidate for Regenerative Medicine?
A good candidate for regenerative medicine may include patients with:
- Osteoporosis of the knee, hip, or shoulder
- ACL tears
- Meniscus tears
- Tendinitis or “golfer’s elbow”
- Chronic neck or back pain
- Chronic sciatica
- Fractures that won’t heal
When You Need Treatment for Osteoporosis
If you are suffering from osteoporosis, we can help. Contact Royal Blue Medical Center today at (770) 766-4609 to learn if regenerative medicine is right for you. Our compassionate team of care providers can help tailor a treatment plan to get you the pain relief you’ve been looking for.