Can regenerative medicine help relieve pain? Yes, regenerative medicine can help relieve pain. Young cells derived from the Wharton’s jelly of donated umbilical cords are injected to help regenerate and rebuild damaged tissue, cartilage and bone, facilitating healing and reducing pain.
At our clinic, we use regenerative medicine to relieve pain caused by a variety of different acute and chronic conditions. We will focus on the underlying cause of your pain and design a natural, drug-free treatment plan to get you the relief you need.
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine refers to the process of regenerating, repairing, engineering and replacing human tissue, cells and organs so they can return to their normal function. It is effective for a range of different conditions and is an all-natural treatment that never relies on medication or surgery. Regenerative medicine differs from stem cell therapy in that the cells we use aren’t collected from your own tissue, but from Wharton's jelly derived mesenchymal stem cells.
These cells are taken from donated tissue that’s found in the Wharton’s jelly of umbilical cords. After a cesarean birth, the cells are collected without harming the mother or baby in any way, then injected to help heal damaged tissue. The mother is screened for health and social history to help ensure the cells are the highest quality possible. These cells contain crucial elements that speed up the healing process and make it more efficient. They include cytokines, collagen substrates, growth factors, lipids, carbohydrates, mesenchymal cells and extracellular matrix molecules like hyaluronic acids, polyamides, and amino acids.
Regenerative Cell Therapy
When the youthful cells are injected into your damaged tissue, they gravitate to where they are needed most and unleash all of these components to facilitate healing. Exosomes are secreted that teach your cells how to heal the injured tissue and in some cases, they lend mitochondria to cells that are lacking to enhance cellular respiration and boost energy.
By repairing and rejuvenating damaged or missing tissue, these cellular regeneration treatments can provide pain relief for conditions that include back and neck pain, sore shoulders, elbow pain, hip pain, sciatica, pinched nerves, tendinitis, arthritis, bursitis, torn ligaments, torn meniscus, plantar fasciitis, bone spurs and joint pain.
Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is a treatment that is made from your own blood after it is spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the platelets. PRP promotes several types of cell activity, including inflammation, proliferation and remodeling, all of which are necessary in wound healing.
Platelet-rich plasma is a concentrate from blood that contains approximately three to five times more platelets than the normal concentration of platelets in human blood. When we use PRP treatment, several factors must be taken into consideration, including platelet concentration above baseline, whether or not leukocytes are included, whether or not the PRP has been anticoagulated and whether it requires exogenous activation.
Are you frustrated because you haven’t been able to relieve your chronic pain? Our Regenerative treatments may be the solution you’ve been looking for.
If you would like to learn more about regenerative medicine in White Oak, North Huntingdon, Monroeville, West Mifflin, Elizabeth or any nearby city in Allegheny or Westmoreland County, call us today at (412) 678-9123 to schedule a free consultation. We will help uncover the source of your pain and create a customized pain-relief plan that works.