Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cells are forms of regenerative medicine that could help relieve chronic musculoskeletal pain. The health care team at reNu Medical & Injury Center in Newark, Delaware, uses regenerative medicine for patients who are suffering from problems like joint pain and soft tissue damage to promote tissue healing, providing an alternative to more invasive approaches. Find out more about regenerative medicine and its benefits by calling reNu Medical & Injury Center today or use the online booking form to schedule a consultation.
Regenerative Medicine Q & A
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine is a broad term for a range of treatments that all use naturally occurring substances like growth factors and cytokines to support your body’s healing processes.
Research suggests that regenerative medicine could help damaged tissues to heal more quickly and completely than your body can achieve naturally.
What types of regenerative medicine treatments are there?
Examples of substances used in regenerative medicine treatments include:
Mesenchymal stem cells
Mesenchymal stem cells come from donated cord tissues after the birth of full-term, healthy babies. There’s a rigorous screening process in place to ensure the safety of mesenchymal stem cell collection.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
Platelets contain growth factors that your body uses to heal wounds. The reNu Medical & Injury Center team extracts the platelets from your blood to make PRP.
What is regenerative medicine used for?
At reNu Medical & Injury Center, professional medical staff members administer regenerative medicine injections to patients who have pain in their joints, particularly the:
Research is still ongoing into how regenerative medicine can help specific conditions. Your provider at reNu Medical & Injury Center reviews the latest evidence relating to your particular problem with you before administering regenerative medicine treatments.
How does regenerative medicine work?
The cells within the regenerative medicine serum you’re receiving promote the growth of new cells in areas of damaged tissue. Over time, these cells may create strong, healthy tissues that could play a significant role in reducing chronic pain.
Regenerative medicine treatments are injectable, so the medical team at reNu Medical & Injury Center can deliver the active ingredients to the precise source of your pain. Many patients choose regenerative medicine treatments as an alternative to invasive surgeries.
How long does it take for regenerative medicine to work?
The active ingredients in your regenerative medicine injection start working straight away, but you won’t notice the effects for at least the first few weeks. It takes time for enough new cells to grow to make a difference to your pain, so it could be several months before you feel the benefit.
Every patient responds differently to regenerative medicine treatments, so this timeframe can vary a great deal. You might also need further injections if you don’t find the first regenerative medicine treatment is sufficiently effective.
Find out more about regenerative medicine and how it could help with your chronic pain by calling reNu Medical & Injury Center today or booking an appointment online.