Regenerative medicine is the specialty focused on using new technologies and therapies to address and reverse the effects of aging on joints and disc problems.
Degeneration or aging of the human body is a natural process and creates most of the illnesses people obtain in their lifetimes — including joint and back pain. Currently, most doctors focus on managing patients’ symptoms rather than being able to address the root cause. Regenerative medicine is the process of trying to restore and prevent the deterioration of aging or injury within the human body. Current diseases like osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, meniscus tears, osteoarthritis of the spine, hip and knee, ligament sprains, and rotator cuff tears can be aided by new regenerative medicine techniques.
What is PRP Therapy?
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been clinically proven to treat pain and stimulate healing in the body. This procedure includes simply injecting a high dose of platelets, concentrated from your own blood, into areas affected by pain. This is a safe and natural way for your body to accelerate the healing process, rather than blocking or masking your pain.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy treatments are unique because they help the body jump start the healing process. Stem cells are the body’s master cells. They are undifferentiated cells that have the ability to transform into a variety of different cells and replace dying cells, and the potential of rebuilding damaged tissue, muscles, tendons or ligaments.
Why Choose Regenerative Medicine Therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma or Stem Cell Therapy?
— Reduce the Necessity for Major Surgery
— Quicker Healing Process
— Recovery Time
The cost of regenerative therapy procedures depend on your specific treatment. Spine Nevada Regenerative Medicine specialists, Dr. Matthew McAuliffe and Dr. Andrew Hsu lead up the Regenerative Medicine program. For more information, call 775-348-8800 to receive pricing information for your specific regenerative therapy treatment plan.
Although recovery times vary, most patients can expect to see improvement in their pain and mobility within 4 to 6 weeks after treatment. Patients will continue to see improvement in pain and mobility for up to 12 months. Regenerative therapy patients experience rapid recovery and are back to their daily activities very quickly.