Today, Regenerative Medicine therapy is being used to help patients find a non-surgical way of recovery. Essentially, we are tapping into the patient’s healing system to promote self-healing. Regenerative Medicine therapy is not a form of an anti-inflammatory or a narcotic. It is from your body, and we are using your own system to heal itself. Regenerative Medicine Therapy is the process of injecting isolated cells including growth factors cytokines rich tissue into an area in the body to help improve an injury, disease, or condition. We produce Regenerative material from a patient’s bone marrow, blood or with Warton’s jelly. Thorough research has identified a large number of the diseases and medical conditions that can be improved with Regenerative Medicine therapy. However, further research is continually being conducted in search of other conditions and diseases that can also be improved with Regenerative Medicine therapy.
Because bone marrow cells or cord tissue cells have yet to become a specialized cell in the body that contribute to a specific body parts or tissues, the doctors at Central Coast Regenerative Medicine are able to extract the cells and relocate them to promote natural healing in damaged areas. Obtaining the cells is a procedure that involves pulling the cells from bone marrow or from cord tissue. Before we begin extracting the cells, our doctors will completely numb the area, so patients may only feel a bit of pressure in the area of extraction. A mature cell can help repair damaged cells and even become other cells, which is known as differentiation. These cells sustain their positions in the body to respond when repair is needed. However, as the body continues to age, it does not produce as many of these cells as needed to fully repair the damaged area. This is when Regenerative Medicine therapy is especially effective. After the cells are extracted, they are concentrated down to increase their healing ability, so when they are reintroduced into the body, the concentrated cells begin repairing damaged cells immediately. The idea here is to promote natural healing in the body by using its own cells to increase a regenerative response. Regenerative Medicine therapy then becomes a beautiful and natural alternative for various injuries and medical conditions.
Regenerative Medicine therapy can help a wide range of conditions. At Central Coast Regenerative Medicine in San Luis Obispo, we utilize Regenerative Medicine therapy to help repair tissue injuries, bone injuries, arthritis, and osteoarthritis among other conditions. Other conditions and symptoms that can be improved by regenerative medicine include:
- Knee Pain
- Hip Pain
- Ankle & Foot Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Wrist & Hand Pain
- Elbow Pain
Regenerative Medicine therapy plays a key role in the process of bone, wound, and tissue healing. The use of Regenerative Medicines, which may consist of a portion of the patient’s own body having been concentrated more than normal, can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems to promote healing of injured bones, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, muscles, and joints. Some of the more popular uses for Regenerative Medicine therapy are to help with knee and back injuries where chronic pain has developed into arthritis or tendonitis. Typically, arthroscopic surgery or joint replacement are the solutions for most joint and back injuries, but Central Coast Regenerative Medicine in San Luis Obispo, CA can have great results without the possibility of immobility or significant loss of function.
Regenerative Medicine is different from Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) because cells are not yet plasma. Where PRP utilizes the platelets in the blood to increase growth factors in tissues and affected joints, Regenerative Medicine therapy delivers specific tissue to orchestrate the immune system via the paracrine effect, making the cells more diverse to adapt and begin healing different injuries, conditions, and diseases.
To learn more about Regenerative Medicine Therapy and to see if you are a good candidate for this therapy, call Central Coast Regenerative Medicine in San Luis Obispo, CA at (805) 250-4450 to schedule an appointment.