Stem cell therapy uses your body’s natural regenerative ability to repair injuries, restore damaged tissues, and relieve your pain. The providers at Advanced Pain Management in Evans, Georgia, are regenerative medicine specialists with the skills needed to harvest your adult stem cells and precisely inject them at the site of your pain. If you need pain relief or you have a slow-healing injury, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Stem cells have the remarkable ability to self-replicate and create a new cell that can develop into many different types of tissues. Many adult stem cells live in your body, where they’re responsible for continuously regenerating new cells that heal injuries and keep you healthy.
Stem cell therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that uses your body’s natural stem cells to repair injured and degenerated tissues. Your doctor at Advanced Pain Management injects concentrated stem cells directly at the targeted site, then they immediately start to rebuild and restore.
While your body’s own stem cells migrate to injured tissues as part of the healing process, sometimes they need help. Your injury may be so severe your stem cells can’t heal quickly enough. The tissue damage could also be in an area with a limited blood supply, which means stem cells can’t get to the site.
The doctors at Advanced Pain Management use a specific type of adult stem cells called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Bone marrow and body fat are both packed with MSCs, so your doctor easily extracts the cells from your body.
Having a good supply of MSCs is important, but there’s another reason these stem cells are preferred for your treatment. They’re exceptional for treating musculoskeletal problems because they regenerate muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone.
Whether your stem cells come from bone marrow or body fat, the sample is withdrawn and processed in the office. During processing, the stem cells are separated and concentrated, then immediately injected using image guidance to precisely place the cells at your damaged tissues.
The doctors at Advanced Pain Management may recommend stem cell therapy for many health conditions that cause knee, hip, shoulder, and back pain. Regenerative medicine helps accelerate healing in:
In some cases, your doctor may inject stem cells together with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which boosts healing by releasing growth factors that support stem cells and regulate inflammation.
To learn if you’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy, call Advanced Pain Management or schedule an appointment online.