For many of us, advancing age brings on more than just grey hair and wrinkles. It also surfaces degenerative changes to the spine. It’s not always the aging process. More likely, it’s the cumulative effect of years of neglect.
Regenerative medicine using stem cells offers new hope to those with osteoarthritis, tendonitis, injuries, and other disorders causing joint pain. For these conditions, it has recently gained increasing attention as a safer, non-invasive alternative to joint surgery/ Injury, Osteoarthritis or degeneration are common causes of severe joint pain. Historically, patients had the option of managing pain through the use of medication or having invasive surgery. An alternative solution, the therapeutic use of regenerative medicine is now being used worldwide to treat multiple conditions that were once considered to be chronic. Today, professional athletes and non-athletes alike are using regenerative medicine to treat acute injuries and speed up the healing process.
At CHS, we use an amniotic allograft (stem cells, hyaluronic acid, growth factor, and cytokines) which has the following advantages.
(Adipose) Fat derived Stem Cells
Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Donors are healthy women between the ages of 18-45 years. A careful medical and social history are collected in advance to ensure mothers meet all requirements, and placental tissues are collected at several facilities around the country. At the time of Cesarean delivery, the baby is delivered and the placenta and fluid, which are typically discarded, are saved.
All tissues are tested to ensure viability and safety, and this process follows strict guidelines and is consistent with industry best practices. Tissues are processed to the highest standards in a state-of-the-art American Association of Tissue Banks accredited facility and allografts are subjected to stringent USP testing before release.
Steroids are widely used to provide temporary relief from pain and inflammation. Steroids, however, have the following effects on your body:
Regenerative medicine is steroid free and does not weaken joints or muscles that lead to progressive and harmful arthritic changes. Regenerative medicine is safe for unlimited uses but only requires one injection and gains are permanent rather than temporary.
Surgery is a very invasive procedure and will take a long time to heal. You might also require narcotics or other drugs to help you get through the discomfort after. There are several risks associated with any invasive surgery:
Regenerative medicine doesn’t have any downtime, and you will be walking out the door of the clinic when you are done with the procedure. Contact us today to learn more about regenerative medicine, and we can help you improve your joint health.
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