Regenerative medicine is a minimally invasive solution to chronic joint pain and inflammation that can help you if you want to avoid long-term prescription medication use or surgery. Available from the team at Bryant Medical Group in Lafayette and New Iberia, Louisiana, regenerative medicine may be the solution you’ve been waiting for. To determine if regenerative medicine is the right treatment for you, call or schedule a visit online today.
Regenerative medicine is a relatively new area of medical research and treatment that uses naturally occurring products, including hyaluronic acid, blood cells, and healing chemicals found in your blood, to repair or replace damaged tissues. Regenerative medicine can be used to repair or replace cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and muscles around joints that have been damaged by trauma, wear-and-tear, or overuse.
The team may recommend regenerative medicine to help with the following conditions:
To determine if you’re a candidate for regenerative medicine, the team first performs an evaluation and physical exam.
Regenerative medicine works by introducing healing chemicals into an injured joint or tissue via an injection. Different types of chemical solutions may be used, depending on the types of tissues being treated. These chemicals solutions combine products like cytokines — a type of immune cell that triggers tissue repair — and amino acids to stimulate a healing response in injured tissues.
The first thing that takes place when using regenerative medicine involves the reduction of inflammation in an injured area. Cytokines modulate your immune system locally to reduce inflammation, which decreases pain and swelling. The next thing that happens is a cellular response to begin repairing the damaged tissues. Amino acids and other nutrient components supply the essential building blocks your cells need to heal at this stage.
Since regenerative medicine works on a cellular level, it may take several weeks until you begin to experience a relief in pain. Additional injections may be recommended, depending on the severity of your condition.
Find out if regenerative medicine can help you by scheduling a consultation at Bryant Medical Group now via phone or the online booking tool.