Can Regenerative Medicine Change How We Treat Painful Joint and Spine Conditions?

Regenerative Medicine’s quickly growing and rapidly advancing field is called Orthobiologics —

which is simply the use of the body’s naturally occurring healing mechanisms. These mechanisms are known as biomaterials, and include your blood platelets and stem cells which help injuries and disease conditions heal quickly.

By extracting and concentrating these biomaterials, a clinician can deliver these healing materials directly into diseased or injured areas, thereby providing a means to stimulate the repair process and replenish dead or dying cells. The healing triggered by this process can often prevent or delay the need for surgery.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy, called PRP, is an orthobiologic solution for treating a large variety chronic pain conditions including ligament, tendon and joint injuries, arthritis, and most other areas of chronic pain. Platelets are partial cells that are found in blood that not only help stop bleeding, but also contain growth factors that the body uses to repair damaged tissues. These growth factors play an important role in accelerating the healing of soft tissue injuries. The goal of PRP therapy is to increase the rate of tissue repair and regeneration by providing a highly concentrated volume of your own platelets. The volume of platelets necessary to achieve this level of healing could never occur naturally without the use of this advanced technique.

The area of orthobiologics that is growing the fastest and showing the most promise is the use of stem cells and other similar cell-based treatments that work with stem cells.

Stem cells help to maintain the body’s continuous cycle of regeneration, repair and healing. As the body ages, the concentration of stem cells found in the body diminishes. As the stem cell concentration diminishes, it becomes increasingly difficult for the body to recover from injury.

Similar to the techniques used in PRP, stem cells and the other cell-based biomaterials can by extracted, concentrated, and delivered into areas of chronic pain that need help. These building blocks are provided at higher concentrations than can occur naturally due to the aging process. Once administered, these biomaterials are capable of advanced reconstruction and revitalization.

The popularity of these advanced regenerative treatments is growing quickly as patients now have an alternative approach to try that is minimally invasive, requires no post-surgery downtime, and does not include the risks associated with surgeries or prescription pain medications.

If you are suffering from chronic pain and are looking for alternatives to prescription medications and surgeries, Restoralife Regenerative Care specializes in these advanced, orthobiologic treatments.

As Brevard County’s first regenerative medicine provider …

We pride ourselves on staying at the forefront of the regenerative medicine field. The team at RestoraLife offers Lunch & Learn Seminars to educate individuals with pain and/or injuries on these exciting new options for lasting pain relief using the latest and most advanced, science-based treatment options.

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