Conditions Good for Regenerative Medicine
New advances in medicine are happening every day and Regenerative medicine is one of the new frontiers. Basically, it’s replacing, engineering, or regenerating human cells, tissues, organs to their normal function.
Treatment with Regenerative Medicine
One of the goals is to help the body heal itself and cure a disease or ailment rather than just treating the symptoms. Regenerative medicine is concentrated into three main fields; tissue engineering and biomaterials, cellular therapies, and medical devices and artificial organs. Stem cells are a key to regenerative medicine. Stem cells come from many sources including blood, fat, bone marrow, and cord blood. Once harvested, they can be processed into a concentrated form and re-introduced into the body. These cells have the ability to regenerate into manydifferent things once inside the body. Researchers are trying to figure out a way to grow and regenerate organs and cure diseases. Hopefully, as a result, people suffering from organ failure will be able to get new organs grown from their own tissue, eliminating the long waitlist for donor organs and the rejection risk that comes with a traditional transplant. Regenerative medicine is also showing promise in treating diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, COPD, and many other blood and tissue disorders.
Treating Pain with Regenerative Medicine
There are three approaches that are interrelated:
- Rejuvenation: Helping to boost the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
- Replacement: Using healthy cells, tissues, or organs to replace damaged ones.
- Regeneration: Therefore, finding ways to deliver specific cells to diseased or damaged tissue or organs with the hope of restoring normal or improved function.
Stem cells may be a key to regenerative medicine. They have the ability to develop into many different kinds of cells.
Treating Pain or Injuries with Regenerative Medicine
The future is already here concerning pain treatment with regenerative medicine. Damaged tissue can heal with the help of regenerative medical treatments and grow into new, healthy tissue. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is, at times, part of the process. PRP comes from a person’s own blood and is a concentration of platelets that have been processed outside of the body. Sometimes, the PRP is mixed with other regenerative components and then reintroduced into the body to help the body heal and repair itself. So PRP can help treat conditions like tendonitis and mild arthritis where the joints just need a little help repairing themselves. Often, regenerative medicine is part of a treatment plan that includes physical therapy and other pain treatment options to give you the best outcome possible. At B3 Medical, our protocol is called B3 Regen and may include a combination of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and PRP therapy. B3 Regen is highly effective in treating:
- Chronic Joint Pain
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Chronic Knee Pain
- Tennis & Golfers Elbow
- Ligament Tears (MCL, LCL)
- Meniscus Tears
- Hip Pain
- Chronic Ankle Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Spinal Disc Herniation
- Neck Pain
- Low Back Pain
If you are suffering from pain, the professionals at B3 Medical can tell you about many non-surgical options to help you find relief. Regenerative medicine is one option. Contact us today for a consultation.