Heal From Within Through Regenerative Medicine

December 30, 2020

Nearly 30% of Americans experience chronic pain, according to data from the CDC. That includes pain from degenerative conditions like arthritis, nerve-related pain syndromes, and injury-related pain. 

While historically, chronic treatment has focused on relieving the symptoms of pain and inflammation, today’s regenerative medicine treatments aim at repairing damaged tissue that underlies the pain. 

Regenerative medicine uses advanced methods to promote natural healing to repair and restore damaged tissues. It’s proven to be especially effective in treating chronic musculoskeletal pain — pain affecting the joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Here’s how regenerative medicine at Restore Osteo of Colorado helps residents of Golden, Colorado, relieve their symptoms and restore mobility.

How regenerative medicine works

Regenerative medicine uses stem cells. These special “blank-slate” cells can transform into any other type of cell in the body. Once they’re injected, stem cells transform or “differentiate” into specific types of cells, including muscle cells and cartilage cells. Differentiation occurs when chemical signals “tell” the cells how to transform. 

Injections are made at or very near the site of tissue damage using imaging techniques to make sure the stem cells are precisely delivered where they’re needed. In addition to delivering the stem cells, the injections also promote better circulation in the area. Circulation plays an essential role in healing, and it also supports the health of the new cells as they go to work restoring damage.

At Restore Osteo of Colorado, we use stem cells harvested from umbilical cord blood, which contains a rich supply of stem cells. The blood is extracted from the cord after birth, without harming the baby or the mother, making use of a resource that otherwise would be discarded. After extracting the blood, it’s processed to separate and remove the stem cells. 

What can regenerative medicine treat?

For years, regenerative medicine has been widely used by professional athletes to support natural healing following injuries on the field or during practice. More recently, weekend warriors and non-athletes have turned to the therapy, as well. One of the main advantages of stem cell therapy is that by promoting natural healing, they can avoid long-term use of pain medication (or escalating doses of medication), along with pharmaceutical side effects.

The team at Restore Osteo of Colorado relies on regenerative medicine to treat a wide array of musculoskeletal issues, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Joint wear-and-tear
  • Joint pain 
  • Work-related injuries
  • Cartilage damage

Stem cell injections can be repeated as needed to maintain healing and prevent painful symptoms. The injections can also be combined with other treatments, like physical therapy or platelet-rich plasma injections, for truly customized care. Plus, in addition to outpatient injections, stem cells can also be used during surgery to speed post-op healing and promote optimal recovery.

Best candidates for regenerative medicine

Because regenerative medicine relies on natural healing without invasive surgery, regenerative medicine can be a great choice for most people. At Restore Osteo of Colorado, our team performs a comprehensive evaluation before recommending any treatment, and every care plan is tailored to your unique needs. 

If you’re having chronic musculoskeletal pain, including joint pain or pain that’s limiting your lifestyle, call Restore Osteo of Colorado at 720-386-2843 or use our online form to schedule an office visit. We’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan that can help you live your healthiest life.

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