New Life Medical Group in Jackson, TN, serving Nashville, TN, is the foremost provider of treatments classified under regenerative medicine using therapies with stem cells and platelet-rich plasma, to name a few. Regenerative medicine simply means that we use some of your own body’s tissue to help heal disease and injury. Before we list some conditions that can be treated by regenerative medicine, it may be helpful to know a little bit more about each treatment.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), or platelet concentrates, have been studied extensively since the 1990s. While similar products previously used in medicine (fibrin glue) were very expensive, PRP provided a cost-effective alternative. Plasma concentrates are a way to help the body finish the healing process and strengthen the weakened tissue. It is used for tendinopathies (tendon problems), in addition to problems with ligaments, muscles, meniscus, cartilage, bone, wound and intervertebral discs.
What Is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy (short for proliferative therapy) is one way to restart the healing process. It begins a chain reaction of events that signal the body to focus on the area again. Prolotherapy is most efficacious with a torn ligament (tendonosis). Accidents, sports injuries or just plain wear and tear can cause pain from unstable/worn ligaments and tendons. Prolotherapy will not work on complete tears, but in individuals with partial tears or unstable ligaments, it can help them avoid surgery. Prolotherapy can be augmented with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
What Is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy focuses on delivering stem cells to parts of the body that are in need. Adipose tissue (fat cells) or stem cells taken from bone marrow are removed from the patient’s own body. The tissue is made into a stem cell concentrate and injected at the focal point of treatment in the patient’s body. Once the stem cell concentrate has entered the treatment site, they begin the regeneration process.
10 conditions that can be treated with regenerative medicine.
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Disk Disease
We specialize in regenerative medicine that has proven to be beneficial to patients both young and old. Contact us today to set up an appointment. 1-888-885-HEAL/4325 (toll-free)
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