Most medical treatments focus on your symptoms, but with regenerative medicine, the goal is to repair the diseased or damaged tissue so you no longer have symptoms. Regenerative medicine is an innovative area of medical care offered at Pacific Pain Physicians in Santa Barbara, California. To learn more about regenerative medicine and how it may help you, call the office today or book an appointment online.
Regenerative medicine refers to the ability to create healthy tissue to replace diseased or damaged tissue. This innovative field of medicine holds many possibilities for future medical care and researchers have only just begun to tap into the power that regenerative medicine holds.
Currently, the specialists at Pacific Pain Physicians use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cells to support the body’s regenerative powers.
PRP is a blood product that contains a concentrated amount of your body’s natural healing properties, including platelets and growth factors. The specialists at Pacific Pain Physicians create PRP from a sample of your own blood, and when injected into your diseased or damaged tissue, it may accelerate the healing process.
Mesenchymal stem cells
Mesenchymal stem cells are multipotent stem cells naturally found in your body that repair various tissues, such as cartilage and bone. When used for treatment, mesenchymal stem cells, which are harvested from donor tissue from the birth of live full-term pre-screened and pre-approved healthy babies, may help support your body’s natural healing powers.
When considering regenerative medicine, your specialist at Pacific Pain Physicians can review in detail the different treatments.
Your specialist at Pacific Pain Physicians determines if you would benefit from regenerative medicine after a comprehensive evaluation that includes a physical exam, review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms.
Research shows that regenerative medicine may help provide relief from joint pain and may help repair various tissues, such as cartilage, ligaments, bones, and tendons.
Regenerative medicine treatment at Pacific Pain Physicians is performed by a physician. The treatment is conducted at the office under local anesthesia to reduce any discomfort during therapy.
Your regenerative medicine treatment, whether PRP or mesenchymal stem cells, is injected into the diseased or damaged tissue using image-guided technology to ensure proper placement. After your session, once the numbness wears off, you may feel some discomfort at the site of the injection.
Because regenerative medicine works to regrow tissue, you shouldn’t expect instant improvement after your session. It may take several weeks for you to experience less pain and improved function.
To learn more about regenerative medicine at Pacific Pain Physicians, call the office today or book an appointment online.