Regenerative medicine is an emerging field of medical science that focuses on the repair and regeneration of damaged tissues and organs. It holds great promise for treating a wide range of diseases and injuries, including heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, spinal cord injury, and more. In the field of orthopedics and the branch of sports medicine, regenerative therapies are also being used to treat injuries, as they can help with pain and speed up the healing process.
If you are interested in treatments that can boost your body’s ability to heal and regenerate, continue reading, as you may benefit from regenerative cell therapy.
What is Regenerative Cell Therapy?
The principle of regenerative cell therapy is to use components in the body, such as the body’s own cells, to help the body heal. Regenerative medicine revolves around the idea that the body has healing components that can be harnessed to benefit you health-wise.
You may wonder, “if it’s already within the body, why does it not work as it should?” One reason is that several factors can impact healing – age, high-stress levels, chronic diseases, lifestyle factors, and certain treatments for medical conditions all influence the healing process. Regenerative treatments restore function that has been lost due to factors that negatively impact healing.
Regenerative treatments usually involve the harvesting of cells from a patient, which are then processed and injected into targeted areas of the body. A very popular regenerative treatment is stem cell therapy. Let’s take a closer look at this treatment below.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells are the initial cells from which all types of cells in the body are created. What makes them unique from other types of cells is that they can reproduce themselves and become a different type of cell to serve a particular function, such as becoming muscle cells. When a stem cell is injected into injured tissue, it reproduces and effectively replaces the damaged tissue with healthier versions of the original cells.
We carry stem cells in our bodies, and these can be harvested from bone marrow or adipose tissue to be used in regenerative cell therapy. However, some health professionals have found that aged stem cells do not perform as well as younger stem cells, such as mesenchymal stem cells harvested from umbilical cord tissue. These stem cells are safely and painlessly collected from the umbilical cord of newborns and are incredible in their ability to provide effective regenerative benefits. When mesenchymal stem cells are injected into injured or diseased areas of the body, the recipient area has a boost of regenerative power.
Regenerative cell therapy is an alternative to surgery and is particularly advantageous for patients who have tried various therapies but still experience pain from their injury or bone and joint disease.
If you are interested in regenerative cell therapy, your choice of provider is very important. Make sure to choose a clinic that gets its stem cells from accredited tissue banks that are in compliance with the FDA and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).
Regenerative Treatment in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Reagan Integrated Sports Medicine in Dallas/Fort Worth is proud to offer regenerative cell therapy to our patients. Your safety is our priority and rests assured, we only get our stem cells from established tissue banks that are in compliance with FDA and AATB regulations. Our specialists are highly experienced in the procedure and use it as a treatment for a range of orthopedic conditions.
To find out if you are right for this revolutionary treatment, schedule an appointment with one of our specialists. Call (972) 503-7272 or use our convenient online request form to book your visit.