Medicine has certainly come a long way over the years. If you are suffering from chronic pain and immobility due to injury or disease, there are new treatments available that use regenerative cell therapy to get your mobility back. This therapy uses stem cells to heal tissues and joints from the inside out.
The physicians at Alpha Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, located in McKinney, Prosper, and Sherman, Texas, can help you heal from your chronic injuries using the cutting edge technology of stem cells.
Regenerative medicine — what is it?
Regenerative medicine is a therapy that uses your own blood and body cells to heal ligaments, bones, and joints. This may be used if other treatments have not been successful in eliminating your pain or sometimes to avoid surgery due to a nonhealing injury. Regenerative medicine comes in the form of stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma.
Stem cell therapy uses cells found in your bone marrow. This is referred to as bone marrow concentrate. The cells in your bone marrow are unique in that they are able to transform themselves into different tissues, such as bone, muscle, and nerves.
Our office can also get stem cells from amniotic fluid from full-term c-section births. This fluid is screened for safety and contains a large amount of hyaluronic acid, which aids in reducing joint inflammation. The reduction of joint inflammation can help you get back on your feet in a matter of months. The amniotic fluid also contains hormones that stimulate the healing process in your body.
Stem cell therapy is also very safe, due to the cells being derived from your own body.
Regaining mobility using regenerative medicine
Stem cells can be used to treat a number of conditions, including moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, spine degeneration, ligament tears, sprains, and bursitis, along with many others.
Stem cell therapy is successful in treating many orthopedic injuries and conditions because these cells from your bone marrow are undifferentiated. All this means is the stem cells are able to transform into any cell your body needs them to be. When our doctors inject the cells into the area of injury, they start working to repair the damage, which will help you get back on your feet.
It may be several weeks until you start to notice a difference in your pain and mobility. This is because your cells need time to take the place of the damaged cells and tissues affecting you.
Are you a candidate for regenerative medicine?
Determining whether you’re a candidate for stem cell therapy is dependent on several factors. Age, overall health, and the condition being treated are all factors that play into whether or not regenerative medicine is right for you. Our doctors may also recommend physical therapy along with stem cell treatment to increase your strength in the area being treated.
Regenerative medicine is not just a band-aid for your pain and mobility issues. Stem cell therapy gets to the root of the issue, and therefore is usually a permanent fix. Most times, you will only need one stem cell injection to heal your injury. This depends on your condition and how long you have been suffering from it.
If you have been dealing with chronic pain or injuries affecting your mobility, contact the expert staff at Alpha Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at one of our three convenient locations to schedule a consultation or contact us online to set up an appointment today.