Seek Alternative Pain Management at Our North Texas Treatment Centers
Regenerative medication is becoming more and more popular in the world of alternative pain management. Aging patients, those with a congenital health condition, and those who have suffered a serious injury often try many other methods of medical intervention before they consider regenerative medicine. However, this form of therapy is proving to be more and more effective in terms of long-term relief for chronic pain.
Regenerative medicine uses stem cells to repair damaged tissues and organs. In most cases, the stem cells are your own. A simplified version of this concept is when you cut your finger and your body automatically regenerates new skin within a few days. For a variety of reasons, your body may not be able to self-correct more serious pain issues any longer.
Some of the most common conditions treated with this alternative treatment method include:
- Failed back surgery
- Degenrative disc disease
- Plantar facitis
- Compression fractures
- Herniated disc
How Does Regenerative Medicine Offer Pain Relief?
When you visit one of our pain management specialists, he or she locates available stem cells using an ultrasound machine. The next step is concentration and purification of the harvested stem cells using a specialized piece of medical equipment called a centrifuge. This ensures that you only receive materials in your injection that are essential for healing and repair. After removing the separated stem cells from the centrifuge, our doctor then injects the stem cells into the area where you experience chronic pain.
Concentrating a large number of platelets into one location accelerates the healing process, or in some cases, allows it to begin. Patients likely visit our treatment centers for several of these sessions lasting approximately 30 minutes each until they experience noticeable pain relief.
Are There Any Risks Involved with Regenerative Medicine?
Stem cell therapy is generally considered a safe procedure with no inherent risks of major side effects. However, as with any type of medical treatment, side effects do exist, though they are rare. Some of these include possibility of infection at the injection site, introduction of other pathogens into the body during the injection, and an immune reaction. For most patients, the potential benefits and high rate of success outweigh the small chance of experiencing one of these rare complications.
If you’re looking for a permanent and drug-free solution to your chronic pain, be sure to get in touch with one of our pain management specialists today. Together, we’ll discuss a variety of pain relief options and see if regenerative medicine may be the right path for you!