Regenerative therapy is a rapidly advancing field of medicine that aims to heal tissues from the inside out. Unlike prescription medications and surgical techniques, regenerative therapies support the body’s ability to regenerate damaged tissue, leading to lasting relief. There are a few different types of regenerative therapy treatments, including:
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy harnesses the versatile powers of stem cells, which can regenerate into any type of cell in the body. In taking on the special function of any cell, stem cells can heal damaged tissue without the need for surgery. Stem cells also reduce inflammation and manage the immune response in the injured area.
Stem cell therapy has the potential to treat autoimmune, inflammatory, and neurological conditions. It’s currently used to treat orthopedic injuries, some forms of cancer, and certain blood-related conditions.
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. PRP therapy is a regenerative treatment that uses a concentration of platelets from the patient’s own body to encourage tissue healing and repair.
To perform PRP therapy, a physician will draw the patient’s blood, then spin it in a centrifuge to isolate the healing platelets. The concentration of platelets is then injected into the treatment area to spur the body’s natural repair process.
PRP therapy is used for a wide range of injuries and conditions, as well as cosmetic concerns like hair loss and skin aging.
Prolotherapy involves injecting an irritant solution into a painful area of the body. The irritant, which typically consists of dextrose, is thought to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, prompting gradual pain relief for injured ligaments, tendons, and joints.
Regenerative physicians typically use prolotherapy to address chronic joint and muscle pain from musculoskeletal conditions.
For more information about stem cells, PRP, or prolotherapy, reach out to a regenerative expert in your area.