Osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis that affects over 30 million adults in the United States every year. This degenerative joint disease will typically affect the hands, shoulders, knees, hips, and spine. Osteoarthritis is caused by natural wear and tear in the joints that can affect almost every joint in the body. The problem is the degeneration of the cartilage in each joint that wears away and causes the bones to rub together. When this condition begins to affect a person’s life, typical therapies may include prescription drugs to relieve pain and other drugs to help improve the cartilage. Unfortunately, prescription drugs may have consequences on the body while never reversing this condition. However, one of the safest and most effective therapies to potentially stop and reverse osteoarthritis is through regenerative medicine.
Regenerative medicine can help you recover from the effects of osteoarthritis and help combat future occurrences of pain from natural wear and tear.
Regenerative factors can be found in amniotic tissue, cord blood, or extracted from a patient’s body, and these factors are then placed in a centrifuge and spun down to separate the regenerative medicines from the other parts of the blood. The centrifuge spinning process creates a rich, concentrated blood that doctors inject into the joint with osteoarthritis. By injecting regenerative factors into the damaged joints, the cells are given a sort of jump start to enhance healing. Depending on your condition and level of cartilage damage in the joints, regenerative medicine will begin the healing process immediately after being reinjected. Total recovery time from damaged joints may greatly depend on the patient’s condition prior to receiving therapy.
Regenerative medicine is an amazing therapy for all sorts of conditions and injuries. In fact, many professional athletes have elected to receive this therapy instead of undergoing a surgical procedure. The power of regenerative medicine is held within each cell as these special parts of the body have the ability to differentiate into other types of cells, which is why healing is possible. The human body is filled with these types of cells and that’s how we are able to heal in some cases. However, enhancing these cells in the centrifuge allows the body to increase their healing potential.
Regenerative medicine has great potential to help patients with osteoarthritis regain functionality without the pain associated with this condition. Regenerative medicine can greatly improve mechanical issues that have prevented people from walking and stiffness that has restricted people from moving. Our staff is prepared to help you make the jump from daily pain to daily enjoyment through a few quick procedures of regenerative medicine.