The field of regenerative medicine is rapidly expanding to help repair parts of your body that no longer function as well as they should due to injury or the natural aging process. The expert physicians provide patients with cutting-edge therapies of regenerative medicine.
What is Regenerative Medicine?
According to the National Institute for Health, regenerative medicine is the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue that no longer works as a result of disease, age, damage, or birth defects. Regenerative medicine helps your body grow new tissue and stimulates your body’s ability to heal itself. Regenerative medicine has the potential to uncover solutions to challenging medical conditions that have afflicted humanity for many generations.
Who Can Benefit From Regenerative Medicine?
Many people who are in need of an organ transplant can benefit from regenerative medicine, especially since the number of organ donors doesn’t meet the current needs of the aging baby-boom generation. In addition to regenerating organs for those in need, regenerative medicine also helps to regrow bone and connective tissue to repair injured bones and ligaments.
Regenerative medicine helps replace and regrow damaged knee cartilage for men and women suffering from conditions like osteoarthritis, too. Stem cells are part of regenerative medicine as well, and they also aid in the healing process for several different age- and injury-related conditions, plus chronic conditions such as:
- Degenerative nerve and joint conditions
- Bone conditions
- Heart failure
If you suffer from degenerative joint conditions like osteoarthritis and disc disease, you may be a good candidate for regenerative medicine. Additionally, regenerative therapies can help those suffering from:
- Face and jaw disfigurement
- Nervous system damage
- Orthopedic injuries
- Wounds and ulcers
- Spinal cord injury
What is Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cells are an important part of regenerative medicine because they can potentially grow into any kind of cell to aid your body in healing and repair. A stem cell is an unspecialized cell with the ability to grow into one of more than 200 different types of cells your body produces naturally. In stem cell therapy, your doctor injects these unspecialized cells into the area of your body that can benefit from new tissue growth.
Some of the most widely used stem cell therapies include bone marrow transplants which treat cancer and other blood or bone conditions.
If you suffer from chronic arthritis or joint pain, regenerative medicine therapies may be able to help alleviate some of your pain and help your body heal.
Precision Pain Care and Rehabilitation has two convenient locations in Richmond Hill – Queens, and New Hyde Park – Long Island. Call the Queens office at (718) 215-1888 or (516) 419-4480 for the Long Island office to arrange an appointment with our Interventional Pain Management Specialist, Dr. Jeffrey Chacko.