Age, injury, and overuse can lead to degenerative conditions such as back pain and neck pain. Traditional approaches to pain relief, such as painkillers and invasive surgeries, are not always effective and can sometimes have unwanted side-effects.
Regenerative medicine takes a more innovative approach than traditional therapies for pain relief. It uses cutting-edge procedures that are less invasive than many conventional treatments.
Here at Cell Bionics Institute in Sterling, Virginia, we use regenerative medicine to treat pain caused by a range of skeletal conditions, including back and neck pain, neuropathy, sciatica, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, and herniated disc.
If you don’t know anything about regenerative medicine, we’d like to help educate you. Here is some important information about this exciting treatment modality, including three amazing benefits that it can provide to people who are in pain.
Regenerative medicine is any type of medical therapy that treats a condition by replacing or revitalizing damaged cells, tissues, or organs in your body with the goal of restoring healthy, normal functioning. Using this therapy can replace damaged tissue or stimulate your own body’s healing system to create healthy new tissue.
As many as one in three Americans could benefit from regenerative medicine therapies, according to AABB, an organization devoted to advancing regenerative medical treatment and research around the world.
Regenerative medical therapies use a range of innovative approaches that facilitate the body’s ability to heal itself, such as stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma injections. These treatments use your own stem cells or blood components to facilitate healing.
Research suggests that regenerative medical treatments offer patients several benefits, including the following:
Regenerative medicine doesn’t just manage pain symptoms like many of the conventional treatments such as pain medication. Instead, it provides your body with the building blocks of healing such as new cells and tissues to replace injured tissue or repair pain-causing damage.
Your body is adept at self-healing. Proof of this is when you skin your knee or cut your finger. But sometimes, your body needs help with healing. Regenerative medicine utilized your own cells to encourage your body heal itself.
One of the treatments we offer here at CellBionics Institute is the BioDisc procedure, which uses injections of your own stem cells to stimulate the regeneration of damaged spinal discs. This is an exciting therapy for the many people who suffer from degenerative disc disease, which occurs when the shock-absorbing discs that act as cushions between the spinal vertebrae disintegrate as a result of age, injury, or overuse.
Invasive surgery, strong pain medications, and other conventional treatments can cause difficult and sometimes dangerous side-effects that may make the treatment almost as bad as the condition.
For example, taking powerful opioid pain relievers leads to opioid use disorder in 8-12% of people who use them, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. And having an invasive surgery can cause you to miss days or weeks of work or school.
Because most regenerative therapies are minimally invasive, they avoid potentially serious side-effects.
To find out how regenerative medicine can relieve your pain and help restore your quality of life, schedule a consultation in one of our metro Washington, DC offices today. Call for an appointment or use our online scheduling tool.