Help your body heal holistically for a pain-free New Year
Regenerative medicine is an umbrella term that is used to encompass a variety of different therapies used to treat musculoskeletal injuries. Regenerative medicine is the practice of tapping into the body’s repairing and regenerating cells then using those to rebuild the injured cells. Regenerative medicine is fairly new in the medicine world, only been cultivated since the early 1990s, but has proved essential for minimally invasive pain treatment and recovery.
With 2015 fast approaching, Pacific Pain and Wellness Group would like to highlight innovative Regenerative Medicine treatments. Some therapies commonly practiced are platelet-rich plasma therapy, stem cell therapy and prolotherapy which are all similar in their approach to treat injuries.
Platelet-Rich Plasma. The blood contains three major elements: red blood cell, white blood cell and platelets. Platelets are what the body uses to clot blood and also full of growth hormones that promote healing. That is what platelet-rich plasma therapy does. Platelets in the blood are concentrated, extracted and then injected to the site of injury. This encourages the natural healing process of the body.
Stem Cell Therapy. Stem cells are undifferentiated cell that are capable of becoming into any specific cell. Stem cells are used naturally by the body to restore damaged cells. They are highly concentrated in bone marrow, adipose (fat) tissue, and blood. The stem cells are extracted and then either injected or infused into the blood. Once the stem cells are in the area of injury, they instinctly go to where they are needed to help the body heal.
Prolotherapy. This is the practice of injecting the site of injury with an irritant that provokes the body’s natural regenerative response. This non-surgical method takes several injections over a time period. It is common among athletes.
So for the New Year of 2015, out with the old pain treatments and in with the new. Call (424) 625-6600 or Contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation at your Torrance pain center.