There are many things to consider before moving forward with regenerative tissue treatments. First, you need to understand what regenerative tissue treatments are and how they work to heal and repair your body.
What is Cell-based Regenerating Therapy?
Cell-based regenerating therapy is a term that refers to a variety of treatments that utilizes your body’s own innate ability to heal itself. These therapies are very different from more widely used methods for pain relief. Regarding pharmaceuticals and medication, prescription drugs typically mask the symptoms of larger underlying problems, and they often are accompanied by unpleasant side effects. Because these medications don’t heal the pain source, they are likely just a Band-Aid, not a solution.
What is Surgery?
While surgical procedures have their place and may be necessary, they may not always have the preferred outcome. Surgical procedures are invasive and typically require some length of downtime to recover. Not everyone can afford to be off their feet or out of work for an extended time, not to mention that they don’t always fully address or fix the root problem. Surgeries also usually require medications while you are healing from the procedure. These medications can be addictive or have undesirable side effects. So, where does that leave us? That brings us back to cell-based regenerating therapy.
Cell-based regenerating therapies have shown tremendous results in people who suffer from a wide range of conditions such as back, shoulder, neck, hip, knee, sciatica, carpal tunnel pain, and many more.
What are the types of Cell-based Regenerating Therapies?
There are a few different types of cell-based regenerating therapies. Depending on what you and your doctor decide is the right course of action for your specific needs, you may have one or a combination of the following therapies.
Wharton’s Jelly-derived tissue therapies: Wharton’s Jelly is found in the tissue of the umbilical cord. At the time of a scheduled birth, the mother donates this tissue. This tissue is traditionally disposed of, and its collection poses no harm to either mother or child. Donating mothers go through a thorough pre-screening process, ensuring that they are free of transmittable disease. The Wharton’s Jelly is rich in cytokines, growth factors, proteins, collagens, and peptides that encourage the body to heal. When re-injected into an injured area, it encourages damaged cells and tissue to repair and regenerate.
Plasma that is high in platelet count is another widely used regenerative tissue treatment. This method differs from the previous therapy by utilizing your blood to promote healing. A small sample of your blood is collected during your appointment and spun in a centrifuge. The spinning creates a separation between the plasma and the rest of the blood sample. Once the platelets are extracted, they are then re-injected into the site where cellular or tissue damage has occurred, initiating your body’s healing response.
When considering regenerative tissue treatments, it is important to understand the process and the therapies that are available so that you and your doctor can decide on a treatment plan that works best for the type of injury or pain you’re experiencing.