Regenerative medicine is a promising medical field that is used to treat a range of diseases and conditions, including chronic pain. Platelet rich plasma (PRP), growth factors and stem cell therapy are all regenerative medicine therapies that are currently being used to treat chronic pain in several joint areas including the hip, knee, ankle, wrist, elbow and shoulder. While traditional medicine (i.e., pain prescription and over-the-counter medication) focuses on managing chronic pain, regenerative medicine focuses on repairing tissues and strengthening tendons in the joints to minimize and even possibly cure pain.
If you suffer from chronic pain and wish to try an alternative to traditional treatment methods, find out if regenerative medicine can help. In this post, Acute Pain Therapies discusses some of the benefits that regenerative medicine offers.
The Benefits of Regenerative Medicine At a Glance
Enhanced healing and reduced pain. Regenerative medicine focuses on addressing the root cause of pain, instead of simply managing symptoms. PRP and stem cell therapies do this by delivering growth factors to the injured area to aid the healing of tissues. This allows patients to heal and experience less pain than with traditional medicine.
Increased functionality. Regenerative medicine promotes the production of collagen in the body, which strengthens tendons and tissues. When the tendons and tissues on and surrounding the joints are strengthened, they increase the range of motion in joints, allowing you to move freely and complete everyday tasks freely again.
Faster recovery. The growth factors used in regenerative medicine help jumpstart the regenerative process of tissues and tendons, leading to faster healing. This allows you to (safely) return to your normal activities sooner.
Reduced risk of future injuries and pain. Collagen tightens and strengthens the tendons in the joints, minimizing the risk of future injuries and pain.
To learn more about the benefits of regenerative medicine, or to learn how Acute Pain Therapies utilizes regenerative medicine, please schedule a consultation with us. Contact our Bellevue office by calling (425) 440-3439 today.