When we experience injuries or illness, our body responds with pain. Pain can also be a warning that something more serious is going on. Typically when we heal, the pain subsides; however, some conditions don’t heal, causing chronic pain. Chronic pain affects every aspect of your life, making once simple tasks unbearably painful chores.
The most common causes of chronic pain are:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Back problems
- Degenerative discs or joints
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Although there are medications available to help ease chronic pain, they don’t actually address the cause. Most people don’t want to think about a lifetime of being on prescription drugs or the lengthy downtime after surgery, but they don’t necessarily know of any other options.
Regenerative medicine treatments offer a non-invasive, non-surgical alternative for pain relief.
What is Regenerative Medicine Therapy?
Regenerative medicine therapies use cutting-edge technology that utilizes the body’s own natural ability to heal itself. The body contains healing cells with a unique ability to differentiate, which means they can transform into whatever kind of cell the body needs to heal. Unfortunately, as we get older, so do these cells, making it harder for them to aid in the recovery process. This is where regenerative medicine can be so useful.
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) is another widely used form of regenerative medicine therapy. This process uses the natural healing properties within the patient's own blood. The procedure is relatively straightforward and minimally invasive.
During your doctor's appointment, a small blood sample is taken and processed through a centrifuge. This means the sample is spun at a high rate, separating the plasma from the rest of the sample.
Once separated, the rich, golden solution known as platelet-rich plasma is collected and then injected back into the injured area. Because the high concentration of healing components are injected directly into the site of injury or damage, healing is stimulated by reducing inflammation and increasing blood flow, easing your chronic pain at the source.
Mesenchymal cellular therapy is one of the most preferred forms of regenerative treatments. These cells are found in Wharton’s jelly, a substance only present in the umbilical cords of newborn infants and collected at the time of scheduled C-section births of the donors. The procedure is very closely regulated, and neither the mother nor child is harmed during the collection process. In addition, because these cells are young and healthy, they contain high amounts of growth factors, cytokines, and peptides which enable the healing process for injured areas at a more rapid rate.
If you are among the many people suffering from chronic pain, you know that the thought of continuing this way indefinitely can cause a great deal of fear and anxiety about what the future holds. But chronic pain does not have to be a life sentence, nor does it have to mean invasive surgical procedures or symptom-masking drugs. Regenerative medicine treats your pain at the source, giving you relief that lasts.
If you or a loved one are suffering from chronic pain in Miami, Pembroke Pines, Homestead, Hialeah, Hollywood, Miramar, Coral Gables, or anywhere in South Florida, call us! We will design a custom treatment plan specific to your condition.