Is regenerative medicine right for you? If you live in the Greater Atlanta area, you've likely heard how regenerative medicine is a great natural healing option for many injuries including shoulder injuries, damaged knees, hips, and more. We offer the latest, most advanced regenerative treatments, many of which contain stem cells within the tissue, that treat a wide range of conditions including:
- Muscle, tendon, and ligament tears
- Meniscus and cartilage damage
- Nerve damage
- Rotator cuff injury
- Knee pain
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Joint pain in the shoulder, elbow, or hip
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine is the science of helping your body regenerate, rejuvenate and repair damaged tissue. The procedure involves injections derived from donated umbilical cord tissue. As all human tissue contains stem cells, your body receives the healing power of stem cells along with multiple other growth factors contained in the injections.
Whether injury, disease or aging caused the damage, regenerative treatments work to help restore the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Regenerative medicine is rapidly gaining popularity as an alternative to conventional treatments for mild to chronic pain. We specialize in two main types of regenerative therapies: regenerative cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Both treatments are safe and effective, and one or both may be right for you.
Regenerative Cell Therapy
As we age, our own cells become less proficient at growing in number and repairing or renewing tissue. As the body’s ability to heal decreases, it is harder to recover from injury or illness. Regenerative cell therapy is a minimally invasive, remarkably effective treatment in these cases of chronic pain.
We work with cells that have been safely donated to tissue banks and come from the umbilical cords of newborn babies in scheduled cesarean section births. The method of collection does not cause any discomfort to the infant or the mother and is conducted with her consent and in compliance with medical regulations.
Mesenchymal stem cells derived from Wharton’s jelly in the umbilical cord are exceedingly effective for healing damaged tissue as well as aiding in pain relief. When they are injected into the affected area of the patient’s body, they home in on the damaged area and provide an instant boost to the body’s natural ability to heal.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Platelets have immense healing properties. When damage to the body occurs, a chemical signal is sent out, alerting platelets to jump into action. Platelets are so useful because they contain growth factors that soothe inflammation and repair damaged cells. The greater the number of platelets that can get to the injured area, the better the healing response.
Platelet-rich plasma is developed from the patient’s own blood. After collecting a blood sample, platelets are separated for a higher concentration, providing tremendous benefit when injected back into the injured area.
Which Form of Regenerative Medicine Should I Choose?
While each treatment can be highly effective on its own, cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma are often used in conjunction in a customized treatment plan. Contact us today, and our friendly staff will arrange a consultation to help you determine the right regenerative medicine option for you.
If you have considered treatment with regenerative medicine in Atlanta, Marietta, Cartersville, Kennesaw, Acworth or any city in the Greater Atlanta area, call our medical clinic today at (770) 675-3609 for a complimentary consultation.