Chronic joint and muscle pain, especially in your hips, knees, or shoulders, can significantly limit your ability to work, exercise, and perform your daily activities comfortably. To avoid invasive surgery or long-term prescription pain medications, consider regenerative medicine at Motion Medical Center. Located in Gardnerville, Nevada, the team at Motion Medical Center offers minimally invasive regenerative medicine services to help you recover from chronic pain. Schedule a consultation online or by phone today to learn more.
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine is a form of alternative medicine that involves injecting mesenchymal stem cells into injured tissues to stimulate a natural healing response. Mesenchymal stem cells come from donated umbilical cord tissue from healthy, full-term infants who are pre-screened for the process. Once the mesenchymal stem cells are collected, they are sterilized and combined with a thickening agent to form a liquid injection solution. This injection solution is then administered directly into the injured tissues to initiate the healing process.
How does regenerative medicine work?
Once mesenchymal stem cells are injected into an injured tissue — including muscle, ligament, tendon, and cartilage — the cells scan the tissues in the area to identify areas of damage and inflammation. The mesenchymal stem cells then differentiate into the cellular precursors of the injured tissues and begin to grow and develop.
Over the following weeks and months, the preliminary mesenchymal stem cells grow into cells to repair and replace the damaged muscle, ligament, tendon, or cartilage tissue. The team at Motion Medical Center may recommend additional injections during this process, especially if the size of the treatment area is large or there is evidence of moderate-to-severe damage on your X-rays or MRI.
Mesenchymal stem cells also contain natural anti-inflammatory properties that fight off inflammation and swelling during the healing process. This helps to relieve pain and improve range of motion while you heal.
What conditions can regenerative medicine help?
Regenerative medicine can be used on any of the joints in your arms and legs and can be beneficial for:
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- Hip pain
- Ankle pain
- Chronic joint pain
- Chronic muscle pain
The team at Motion Medical Center may recommend regenerative medicine if you want to avoid taking long-term anti-inflammatory medications or having a joint replacement surgery due to trauma or arthritis. Regenerative medicine can also be used with other services available at Motion Medical Center, including chiropractic care and cold laser, for a completely noninvasive treatment strategy.
Am I a candidate for regenerative medicine?
To determine if you’re a candidate for regenerative medicine, the team begins with a thorough consultation and physical exam. They may also refer you for X-rays or an MRI to determine the extent of damage to your joints. Regenerative medicine is considered safe for most people, though it may not be recommended if you have certain autoimmune or inflammatory conditions.
To find out if you’re a candidate for regenerative medicine, call or schedule a consultation online at Motion Medical Center now.