What Conditions Can Be Treated With Regenerative Medicine?

When you break a bone, scrape your knee, or cut yourself, your body can heal itself with time. But this isn’t the case with some conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Regenerative medicine is a relatively new field in medical work where health experts are looking into strategies and therapies similar to mechanisms that help the body heal naturally.

At Eastshore Healthcare, we’ve mastered regenerative medicine for several conditions with great success. The testimonials from our patients are a testament to the excellent results we achieve. Contact us today for a consultation if you’d like to try regenerative medicine.

What Is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine started gaining popularity in the 1990s when tissue engineering for stem cell research and skin grafting was rising.

The goal of regenerative medicine is to reboot or replace organs or tissues that have been damaged by age, injury, or disease. Health experts say it’s better to treat symptoms than procedures and medication.

Regeneration in human beings happens at three fundamental levels:

  • Tissue: This includes the muscle, bone, skin, or blood.
  • Cellular: It includes cell structures like axons and neurons, which are responsible for reproduction and cell growth in the body
  • Molecular: These are tiny building blocks that form the body’s building blocks, including carbohydrates, fats, and DNA.

How Does Regenerative Medicine Work?

Regenerative medicine procedures work by stimulating tissue growth and healing inside diseased tissues. Some of the common forms of regenerative medicine include:

Platelet-Rich-Plasma Therapy (PRP)

Platelet-rich-Plasma therapy, or PRP, is commonly used to treat chronic pain that comes with knee osteoarthritis. In the procedure, the doctor draws a small sample of your blood from your body (more like a routine blood draw at a lab) and puts it in a centrifuge for spinning.

The platelets separate from other blood components and are collected and injected into the problematic joint. The platelets produce growth factors that enhance cell division and trigger tissues to regenerate, speeding up the healing.

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is the best-known form of regenerative medicine treatment, mainly because of its success. The success of stem cell therapy can be attributed to its ability to morph into the specialized cell they are close to.

If you have deteriorating ligaments in the joints, an adult stem cell injection into the knee can transform and regenerate the tissues. The stem cells are extracted from the bone marrow, blood, or adipose tissue.

Vitamin IV

This regenerative medicine therapy allows the required nutrients to enter the bloodstream immediately. Through Vitamin IV therapy, patients receive high concentrations of minerals or vitamins directly into their bloodstream, allowing for faster absorption of high mineral and vitamin doses than if they were getting them through supplements or food.

Vitamin IV can help:

  • Treat dehydration after too much alcohol indulgence or extreme exercise.
  • Boost your immune system.
  • Relieve anxiety, stress, and depression.
  • Improve skin health.
  • Treat headaches and hangovers.
  • Treat allergies, chronic sinusitis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that stimulates the natural healing process in your body. It can be used in treating tendinopathy and some hard-to-heal ligament injuries. The two common types of shockwave therapy include:

  • Radial shockwave therapy: It delivers shockwaves over a broad area, like the length of a tendon
  • Focused shockwave therapy: Involves sending waves into a tiny area

Thread lift

Thread lift a cosmetic treatment that provides a minimally invasive option to facelift surgery. The procedure inserts a medical-grade thread into the face to tighten and lift the skin. The thread components are biocompatible and completely absorbed into the body in two years.

Prp/Prf Hair Restoration

PRP/PRF hair restoration is a procedure that’s designed to stimulate healthy cell growth. Since the PRP and PRF are drawn from the blood, there are no concerns about negative reactions to the procedure.

With age, the quality of hair follicles reduces, and the hair strands become thinner and finer. The hair follicles gradually stop producing healthy hair until, eventually, there’s no hair. However, the follicles are still on the scalp, and the procedure can trigger their production and hair growth.

Conditions Treated With Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine can be used for:

  • Joint pain
  • Back pain (sciatica, osteoarthritis, or degenerative disc disease)
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Sports injuries
  • Neurological disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Immune conditions
  • ACL tears
  • Bowel disease
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • COPD
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fractures
  • Skin wounds
  • Tendon injury

Many painful conditions within the human frame can be traced back to damaged or missing tissue. By giving your system the growth factors and special cells needed to spur the healing process, damaged tissue can be repaired, and new healthy tissue can be created with regenerative medicine.

Contact Eastshore Healthcare

If your quality of life has been reduced because of a painful or debilitating condition, you should seek medical help. Eastshore Healthcare specializes in regenerative medicine to treat a myriad of conditions. Contact us today to review your situation and determine which form of regenerative medicine is ideal for your needs.