When you’re experiencing joint pain that’s getting in the way of life, consider a nonsurgical solution that works, treatment with regenerative medicine. The team at Plantation Health and Wellness in Plantation, Florida, recommends this clinically proven therapy that relieves your discomfort as it repairs damage caused by degenerative changes and other debilitating conditions. Contact the office today for an appointment.
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine consists of tissue taken from a donor and used to treat another person, such as cartilage grafts used in knee replacements. Regenerative medicine consists of amniotic tissues collected from the placenta of consenting donors during planned cesarean births.
Following standards set by the FDA, all donors are carefully screened to ensure they’re healthy. The donated tissue is also examined to ensure it’s free of infectious disease or other problematic issues. Neither the mother nor the infant is harmed during the process of harvesting amniotic tissue that would otherwise be disposed of as waste.
How does regenerative medicine help with joint pain?
Regenerative medicine contains a high concentration of stem cells, growth factors and cytokines. These substances are all elements that your body produces naturally to reduce inflammation, decrease scar tissue formation, and help your own cells regenerate or heal damaged tissue. The amniotic material also contains hyaluronic acid, a natural substance produced by your body that lubricates joints and tendons.
What is a treatment like?
The regenerative medicine is introduced via injection into the joint. Unlike steroid injections that only relieve the inflammation causing your pain, regenerative medicine injections contain anti-inflammatories that relieve your pain as the stem cells, growth factors, and other substances begin the process of actually repairing damaged tissues.
Is it safe?
The use of amniotic stem cells has been well researched and is considered safe and effective. Other healthcare specialists, including ophthalmologists and plastic surgeons, have used amniotic stem cell treatments since the early 1990s. Wound care specialists have also noted its benefits when treating hard to heal skin wounds, such as those diabetics sometimes experience. Regarding joint care, there have been no reported side effects in more than 10,000 injections.
What care can I expect after the injection?
The debilitating pain and stiffness associated with joint issues often cause patients to reduce their activity and develop bad postural habits as they try to guard or protect their joints from pain. This often results in loss of muscle strength and an overall decrease in flexibility. Thus, as your joint heals, the team at Plantation Health and Wellness may recommend rehabilitative therapy and other chiropractic care to help strengthen your muscles, improve your flexibility, and realign your spine.