Regenerative Medicine: Stimulating the Self-Healing Ability of Your Body


Whether you have sustained an acute injury or have been living with a degenerative disc disease for several years, you always want relief from your agony. Although medication may provide you with temporary relief, it cannot repair the affected tissue. Thankfully, a doctor like Dr. Kevin McElroy can help relieve pain through minimally invasive treatments. These treatments come in the form of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and regenerative stem cell therapy. These treatments use a patient’s blood and stem cells to help the body process its self-healing ability.   

Your doctor will determine your eligibility for PRP. If you are a good candidate, they will use a small amount of blood, taken from your arm, and centrifuge it to isolate the healing platelets. These platelets are rich in both fibrins and growth factors essential for tissue rebuild. The PRP allows your body to repair tissue damage efficiently and quickly. The following are the benefits of regenerative medicine:

Speed Up Healing

Your body has an ability to heal itself. And regenerative medicine can boost its healing power by focusing it on where it’s needed most. The stem cell or PRP preparation into the damaged or injured area. Whether you have a broken bone or arthritis, PRP and stem cells can accelerate the healing process. These treatments can be used together or separately, helping with cartilage, tendons, degenerated spinal discs, and fractured bone repair and regrowth. 

Reduce Pain and Inflammation

Chronic pain can force you to take anti-inflammatory drugs for a long time. Unfortunately, these drugs come with some side effects. However, PRP and stem cell therapies do not have side effects. You only experience slight discomfort when they are injected into your body. What these regenerative therapies introduce into your body is already present in it. Also, they can subdue bodily inflammation that can occur when your body attacks its own tissue. Regenerative medicine can effectively treat autoimmune diseases and medical conditions that cause chronic pain such as osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, sports injuries, lower back pain, joint pain, sciatica, and rheumatoid arthritis. 

Promote Bone and Tissue Health

While traditional reactive medicine focuses only on repairing damage, regenerative medicine improves tissue and bone health after treatment. As regenerative medicine suffuses your tendons, bones, muscles, and skin with new cells and platelets, these body parts tend to grow stronger than before. This means that this branch of medicine can improve your musculoskeletal system’s health. 

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