The goal of regenerative medicine, sometimes referred to as stem cell therapy, is to stimulate the body’s natural reparative capabilities through the use of active human tissue cells to replenish and revive areas of injury or degeneration without needing steroids or pain-relieving regimens. Regenerative medicine seeks to heal the source of pain and return that area to its highest level of pre-injury functionality, whether through tissue engineering or cell therapies.
The current and most common course of treatment when it comes to pain and injuries related to disease, trauma, or age is symptom management, or what some refer to as masking therapies. We live in a society where quick fixes and band-aids are used to temporarily treat pain and other negative symptoms, however, most of the time the core problem is not addressed and this can lead to worse pain and injury-related problems in the future.
The cells that are sourced for this kind of treatment are cytokines, growth factors, and scaffolding proteins that aid in tissue repair and regeneration. By using regenerative medicine, it is possible to heal or replace damaged tissues and organs from disease, trauma, or age. This treatment is so effective because instead of focusing just on pain management or lessening symptoms from an injury or disease, regenerative medicine’s focus is on healing and enhancing the affected area.
Regenerative medicine is natural and low-risk because the cells being used come from your own body, so there is little need for medications or steroids to aid in pain management. This form of treatment is less invasive than surgery, and in many cases, it can take the place of surgical procedures which reduces the risk of scar tissue on the body. Regenerative medicine focuses on enhancing the healing process within the body, and by doing this, many clients will see:
The recovery time for these treatments is minimal, and in most cases, clients see an improvement in the affected areas within one to two weeks of the initial treatment. Regenerative medicine improves the health of the tissues or bones that are being treated, so this can lead to stronger and more functional bones, muscles, and joints in affected people. Researchers claim that every 30 seconds someone dies from a disease or injury that could have benefited from regenerative medicine treatments. These therapies could be the key to treating some of the worst diseases and injuries affecting everyone from children to the elderly, and it is a minimally invasive and natural way to heal damaged and diseased tissues.
The regenerative medicine treatments offered through Basis Medical’s Delray Beach clinic are all FDA approved through Regenative Labs, so there are very few risks associated with it. The human-derived cells that we use in our regenerative medicine program come from tissues that are known as “immune privileged” as they do not elicit the same immune response as many other types of cells. Non-FDA-approved stem cell therapies have many risks associated with injection sites and targeted tissues, including infection, bleeding, or pain near the injection site. It is important for patients to do their research, ask questions, and make sure that the regenerative therapies they are receiving have been FDA approved.
Because regenerative medicine heals tissues to help treat damage from diseases or injuries, it can be utilized in a variety of different ways for a variety of different treatment plans. These cells can be used to help treat:
Regenerative medicine combines different techniques that help not only to engineer tissues for the treatment of damaged tissues but also can help to reprogram the cells in the tissues. There is some evidence that this can help regenerate diseased or damaged cells within the body which can be used to treat specific conditions or diseases. Some of those conditions are:
Anyone who has suffered an injury and does not want to rush into surgery may be a candidate for regenerative medicine. Basis Medical will do an initial examination to determine whether regenerative medicine is the best route for treatment, and once recommendations have been established, products are obtained by Regenative Labs for FDA-approved growth factors. It is always important to do the research and be informed, especially when undergoing any type of treatment or procedure, so some questions that may be important to ask are:
At our Delray Beach regenerative medicine clinic, patients are provided with a physical therapy plan to follow after regenerative medicine treatments in order to promote continued healing. The regeneration process continues for up to one year after the injections, so physical therapy and at-home exercises are vital in promoting the most beneficial healing within the affected areas. This combination can lead to increased and optimal mobility, function, and healing.