Regenerative Medicine For Pain Relief
The goal of regenerative medicine, also called cellular therapy, is to promote your body’s natural ability to heal damaged tissues. In regenerative medicine, your pain management doctor uses your body’s cells to replace, regenerate, repair or reboot injured or aged tissues, organs or joints. Regenerative medicine is the most advanced form of treatment you can get.
A variety of growth factors may be used, including those from your own blood, broth factors, or bone marrow aspirate, to promote the natural healing process. In order to accomplish this, your doctor takes bone marrow or other healthy tissues from one part of your body and transplants them into the diseased, degenerated, or injured part. Using this procedure, damaged tissue is rebuilt, pain is relieved, and injuries are healed without the need for medication or surgery.
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE PROCEDURES: WHAT ARE EXAMPLES?
Research continues to uncover new ways to unlock the potential of regenerative medicine. The most common regenerative medicine procedures include:
Stem cell treatments. This is a popular regenerative therapy in which your doctor harvests stem cells, or unformed cells, from your fat, blood or bone marrow. After purification and concentration, the stem cells are injected into an injured or diseased part of your body.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. For this regenerative therapy, Dr. Etelzon creates platelet-rich plasma from your blood. Then she injects the concentrated mixture into the injured cartilage, tendon or whatever needs to heal.
This is a type of regenerative therapy to treat joint and muscle pain. Your doctor injects a saline solution into the injured or degenerated joint or muscle to cause irritation. The ensuing reaction forces your immune system to react to heal the injured joint or muscle.
Viscous Supplementation. Also referred to as viscosupplementation, this procedure introduces a gel-like component called hyaluronic acid into a joint to serve as a lubricant when osteoarthritis has worn away the pads between your bones. This is a common procedure for treating knee pain.
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Dr. Etelzon uses the most suitable regenerative procedures in her NYC pain management practice. All these treatments are non-operative and minimally invasive.