An Introduction to Regenerative Medicine
When we fall ill or sustain an injury, our bodies have a natural response that helps us to heal properly and get back to life as usual. Unfortunately, there are millions of individuals that suffer from conditions that don’t always respond to traditional treatment options and/or that suffer from a much lower quality of life due to chronic pain. While there are many wonderful treatment options out there, regenerative medicine is quickly becoming an option worth investigating.
Regenerative medicine focuses on nurturing the body’s natural ability to heal and recover from sickness and injuries.
What Exactly is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine is typically defined as medical practices that utilize the body’s cells’, systems, and other assistive devices to help the body recover from various health conditions or help it repair itself in the case of broken bones or other musculoskeletal issues. The ultimate goal of regenerative medicine is to treat the underlying causes of these issues, not simply manage symptoms.
Studies have shown that regenerative medicine has the potential to both heal and replace organs and other tissues that may have become damaged due to:
- The natural aging processes
While not everyone may benefit from regenerative medicine, it’s worth exploring your options.
Types of Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative medicine comes in many different forms. However, here at Hancock Healthcare Group, we focus primarily on the use of stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma treatments depending on the nature of your condition.
Stem Cell Therapy
This particular therapy option utilizes either adult stem cells (found within the bone marrow) or embryonic stem cells. These cells are promising for those suffering from chronic conditions and various diseases because they can be used to regenerate/repair diseased or damaged tissues.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments utilize plasma that is rich in platelets to help the body heal from various conditions, especially injuries or damage to the skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Your doctor takes a blood sample and separates the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of your blood. From there, your medical professional will numb the area before proceeding with the PRP injection. The idea is to inject these platelets into the damaged/diseased area of your body to jumpstart the body’s natural healing process.
Regenerative Medicine in Cape Coral, FL
While still relatively new, regenerative medicine shows much promise for millions of individuals suffering from various conditions/diseases. At Hancock Healthcare Group, we understand that the idea of regenerative medicine can be a little confusing. So, we take the time to sit down and cover the topic thoroughly with those interested.
Want to learn more about regenerative medicine? Then contact us today or call our office at (239) 574-5559.