Regenerative Medicine: Get Back to Your Life As Quickly As Possible!
If you live with pain, you don’t need to be reminded of how swiftly and deeply it can affect your life. It can interfere with your ability to work, to get around or even to perform simple activities of daily living.
At Cutting Edge Integrative Pain Centers in Michiana, we’re dedicated to using the most advanced treatments available today to get you out of pain fast. But that’s only part of the equation.
Our goal isn’t just to get you true relief quickly; we want to get you back to being mobile, productive and active with the best possible speed. That’s why we use state-of-the-art regenerative medicine techniques.
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine is the field of medicine focused on harnessing and strengthening the body’s own power to heal. In short, regenerative medicine is dedicated to helping the body heal better, which also means faster. And while the ultimate goal of this field—curing previously untreatable diseases and injuries—is actively pursued but still a ways off into the future, its techniques are highly effective at shortening recovery times, reducing post-procedure pain and getting patents back to life fast.
Speeding your body’s healing for multiple kinds of tissue.
At CEIPC, regenerative medicine techniques are a particularly helpful option that Dr. Landrum and his team can call on to bolster healing for problems virtually from neck to toes. Our methods, unique to the Michiana area, can have positive effects for injuries to many different tissue types, including:
- Spinal discs
Advanced care for joints before surgery, or to avoid it.
The joints—knees, shoulders, hips, elbows and the spine—are common sources of pain requiring treatment…and also areas of anatomy comprised of the above-listed tissue types. For these reasons, our regenerative medicine methods are highly effective at helping people with arthritic pain.
For these patients with arthritic pain in the knee, for example, opting for regenerative medicine treatment could mean avoiding surgery, including knee replacement. These therapies can also be used as alternatives to other treatments, or may be useful for speeding healing and recovery following other treatments.
Three leading-edge regenerative medicine procedures to get you better faster.
At Cutting Edge Integrative Pain Centers, we use today’s most advanced regenerative medicine techniques to treat soft-tissue injuries, arthritis, overuse conditions, spine pain and moderate degenerative conditions with excellent outcomes:
- Stem Cell Therapy – Stem cells are cells in various tissues of the body that can renew themselves and turn into other kinds of cells. These are the cells leap into action to repair damage, but there aren’t always enough of them. Our stem cell protocol, researched and improved over the past decade, is designed to overcome this insufficiency. We take adult stem cells from your body, concentrate them, and inject them into the area of damage with pinpoint, image-guided accuracy.
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) –Our blood consists of blood cells and platelets. Platelets contain hundreds of growth-factor proteins, which are vital in the healing of injuries. We draw blood, separate the platelets from other blood cells, and super-concentrate them. Whereas other forms of PRP can achieve 5 to 10 times the natural concentration of platelets, we’re able to achieve a concentration up to 40 times normal. By injecting the PRP back into the body, we’re able to speed healing for joint, tendon, ligament and muscle injuries. Specifically, the platelets release growth factors over the course of a week.
- Platelet Lysate – While PRP is a slow release of growth factors, platelet lysate (PL) is its more advanced, immediate cousin. While PRP can cause inflammation, PL is anti-inflammatory, making it more easily used around nerves. The difference in this speed of release, which is helpful for more severe injury, is the result of processing technique. Today, Dr. Landrum and his team are using Regenexx techniques, which means you you’ll be treated with the most advanced form of PL available.
To learn more about how we use regenerative medicine techniques to treat chronic pain, or to schedule an appointment, call 571-821-4363. You can also request an appointment using our easy online form.