How Can Regenerative Medicine Help Chronic Pain?

Regenerative medicine can stimulate your body’s ability to heal itself and relieve chronic pain. BackFit Health + Spine uses stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments. They are non-surgical, in-office procedures which use your own blood and cells. 

How does stem cell therapy and PRP work?

Think of how your skin repairs itself after a cut, or how the discoloration of a bruise fades after a few days. Our bodies can and do heal themselves. 

When medical professionals inject your body’s own stem cells or platelet rich plasma (PRP) into an area where you’ve suffered an injury, they can stimulate healing and regeneration.

How can regenerative medicine help chronic pain?

In some cases, our body’s natural healing response can’t completely manage an injury or inflammation on its own. Ongoing inflammation and injuries that are left untreated can lead to chronic pain.

Before regenerative medicine, surgery was sometimes considered the only option to relieve chronic pain. Pain pills offered another alternative, but one that could lose its beneficial effect over time due to tolerance.

Stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP) can help your body heal itself, resolving the underlying cause of pain in your lower back, neck, and other joints. 

Are there medical studies showing that regenerative medicine can help?

Yes: medical evidence indicates that regenerative medicine has relieved chronic lower back pain. Researchers analyzed studies dating from 1966 to 2018 and found evidence that several types of chronic back pain had been relieved by stem cell therapy and/or PRP.

Additional research shows that regenerative medicine could relieve flare ups of conditions including inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, and tendonitis. People of all ages may benefit from regenerative medicine, and they may regain mobility and quality of life if their own body tissues are able to begin to heal themselves.

What kinds of chronic pain could regenerative medicine benefit?

In addition to chronic lower back pain, regenerative medicine could benefit long-term pain resulting from sports injuries, osteoarthritis, or other kinds of arthritis and inflammation.

PRP and stem cell therapy may also benefit headaches and migraines, muscle pain, and nerve pain.

When investigating the potential benefits of regenerative medicine for your chronic pain, remember that these therapies aren’t pain shots or pills. Pain relief occurs as a result of your body’s own healing abilities. You may need more than one regenerative medicine treatment for pain relief.

Schedule an appointment with the TEAM of Doctors at any of our 8 Valley Wide locations to find out how you can use regenerative medicine to relieve your chronic pain.

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