Regenerative medicine harnesses the body’s innate healing process in order to repair or replace damaged tissues. The expert medical team at Gain Wellness Center offers regenerative medicine treatments at their integrative clinic in Poway, California. To find out if regenerative medicine is right for you, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule a free consultation today.
Regenerative medicine involves innovative approaches to replacing bodily tissues that no longer function properly due to damage or disease. The medical providers at Gain Wellness Center use regenerative medicine to help your body rebuild healthy tissues rather than simply treating your symptoms.
Regenerative medicine is a rapidly evolving field that encompasses everything from cellular therapies to medical devices. The medical providers at Gain Wellness Center use regenerative medicine techniques that promote your natural ability to heal, including:
Mesenchymal stem cells come from the donated umbilical cord blood of healthy, full-term, live-born infants and undergo rigorous lab processing to ensure quality. These cells have the ability to differentiate into many other types of cells, such as muscle or cartilage.
PRP is a concentrated solution of platelets that comes from your own blood. Similar to mesenchymal stem cells, platelets release specialized proteins called growth factors that facilitate healing and tissue repair. However, platelets cannot form new cells the way mesenchymal stem cells can.
The team at Gain Wellness Center uses regenerative medicine to treat injuries and diseases that cause pain in the joints, including the knees, shoulders, and back.
Research indicates that regenerative medicine may be especially helpful for various causes of knee pain, including osteoarthritis of the knee and ligament tears. Depending on your needs, they may use regenerative medicine on its own or in combination with another treatment, such as chiropractic care.
First, your medical provider at Gain Wellness Center carefully reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam to make sure you’re a good candidate for regenerative medicine.
Then, they create an individualized treatment plan that may include an injection of mesenchymal stem cells, PRP, or both.
If you get PRP therapy, your provider draws blood from your arm first. Then, they process the blood to increase the concentration of platelets and inject the PRP into the treatment area. If you’re getting mesenchymal stem cells, the regenerative medicine is already prepared.
Your provider cleans the treatment area and then injects the regenerative medicine. The growth factors flood the area of damaged tissue and stimulate healing. Side effects are minimal, but you may experience increased swelling and pain for a few days or weeks.
To learn more about regenerative medicine, call Gain Wellness Center or book a free consultation online today.