At Phoenix Integrated Medical we are committed to providing the highest quality services available to the Central Florida area. Regenerative Medicine treatments offer a new and efficient treatment option that can augment the body’s natural healing process and rebuild damaged tissues.
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Man has spent centuries looking for ways to help extend and increase the well-being of their lives for the present and future generations. With the advancement of regenerative medicine, the power of true healing is being revealed within our own bodies, because as we now know, our bodies are designed to heal themselves!
When people think of regenerative medicine, it is often associated with stem cells. Stem cell treatments are taking the regenerative world by storm…. but should stem cells get all the credit? It’s a common misconception that stem cells are the only component needed in regenerative medicine to start the healing and regenerative process. While we agree that stem cells are an important part of regenerative medicine, equally important, if not more important, are the other components, chemical messengers comprised of growth factors and cytokines that enhance the body’s natural ability to heal and regenerate. In addition, collagens, proteins, hyaluronic acids and peptides assist in harnessing the body’s power of true healing.
How is Regerative Medicine used?
Orthopedic injuries are most often conditions that occur in the neck, back, hip, knee, elbow, ankle, shoulder, and foot. Since tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bones in that area of the body don’t receive a great deal of blood flow, the body can’t always heal and regenerate itself effectively.
As scientific studies increasingly prove the inefficiency and harm of commonly used treatments like anti-inflammatory medications and corticosteroid injections, more people are seeking out regenerative medicine treatments to heal.
When treating articular cartilage injuries, for example, regenerative medicine treatments can both overcome the limited ability of the cartilage to self-repair by providing either new cells or growth factors needed to repair the cells. Studies indicate that such techniques can improve the efficacy and consistency of treatments and reduce the potential for future injuries in the same location.
Regenerative medicine provides individuals a safe and efficient alternative to surgery that not only resolves pain but has the potential to thoroughly heal difficult injuries.
How long do the effects of regenerative medicine last?
If you were to burn yourself on the stove while cooking, and the burn heals, how long does it last? Forever is the answer, until you burn yourself again. Regenerative medicine gives your body all of the building blocks, growth factors, peptides, cytokines, etc to heal the area more efficiently that you can on your own.
What orthopedic conditions can be treated effectively?
- Joint Arthritis
- Facet Joint Disease (Degenerative Joint Disease)
- Disc Herniations
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Neck and Back Pain
- Meniscus Tears
- ACL & MCL Tears
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Sacroiliac Pain
- Golfer and Tennis Elbow
- Wrist & Ankle Sprains
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Nerve Impingement
Where do we get our regenerative medicine products from?
All of our products are purchased from an FDA registered, multi-state licensed tissue bank. The tissue bank derives these products from birth tissues taken from carefully screened mothers at the time of delivery. These products do not contain any fetal or embryonic tissues. They are fully screened for disease and pathogens.
Why do we use birth tissues?
Research has shown that the use of human cell and tissue products from the umbilical cord and other birth tissues benefit certain injuries and conditions, allowing for faster healing and regeneration. Just as you have noticed that you don’t heal as quickly as you did when you were a child, birth tissues harness the factors that allow for improved healing at that age, and deliver them to your body for improved healing capacity.
The field of regenerative medicine offers exciting new, safe and effective opportunities for healing and recovery.
For more information on regenerative medicine for orthopedic conditions or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact us today.