How Regenerative Medicine Can Help You Heal From an Injury Faster

Advancements in medicine and medical care have provided new treatments that can heal people faster from disease or injury. Regenerative medicine is one of those revolutionary treatments.

At 180 Health our medical team treats pain and inflammation with the highest quality and safest regenerative medicine products available. 

Regenerative medicine explained

Regenerative medicine uses stem cells to repair injured or damaged body tissue. Stem cells, which don’t yet have specialized functions, can speed up your body’s healing process and restore optimal function. 

Regenerative medicine isn’t a new-fangled specialty. The field has been studied extensively for its efficacy and safety. In fact, doctors have been using regenerative medicine for decades, performing stem cell transplants via the body’s bone marrow. 

At 180 Health, stem cells are injected into your injured joint. The stem cells then undergo a process called differentiation, whereby they mature into the appropriate cells needed to heal your injury. For example, if you have torn the meniscus in your knee, injected stem cells differentiate into meniscal cells. 

Three types of regenerative medicine

There are three different kinds of regenerative medicine using stem cells. 

Rejuvenation

This kind of regenerative medicine, which uses stem cells to encourage healing of damaged tissues, helps to overcome the harmful effects of chronic inflammation or other conditions that delay wounds from healing. 

Replacement

Replacement stem cell treatment uses the process of differentiation to replace damaged or injured tissue. 

Regeneration

This process involves injecting stem cells that restore the normal function of injured tissue, reinstating normal range of motion and movement patterns. 

What injuries can regenerative medicine heal? 

The FDA has approved regenerative medicine for healing the following body parts:  

Regenerative medicine can treat all major body joints, which are the places that most commonly sustain injury. Researchers hope that stem cells can someday treat even the most complex conditions, such as spinal cord injuries and heart failure. At present, regenerative medicine treats these conditions: 

Our medical team determines if regenerative medicine is right for your condition by conducting a  comprehensive physical exam and medical history. Regenerative medicine may be combined with therapies such as cold laser therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and chiropractic care.

To learn more about regenerative medicine, schedule a consultation or get in touch with us today! 

Author
Clinton Cunningham Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Case Manager, Clinic Director

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