New Life Medical Group 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.
In combination with traditional procedures and treatments, regenerative medicine has had an astonishing success rate in healing bone, joint, soft tissue, and muscle and nerve injuries. Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are three main regenerative therapies available at New Life Medical Group. Time and time again, it has been proven that stem cell therapy has the ability to reduce or completely eliminate the need for surgery while quickening the total healing process. Stem cell therapy is used to provide long-lasting pain relief while treating conditions that range from basic sprains and strains to back pain and degenerative arthritis.
The healing of tissues involves a sequence of events that begins at the moment of injury and involves three stages (inflammation, proliferation and remodeling). If the processes are not completed properly, residual weakness, instability and/or pain may persist.
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.
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.
Prolotherapy and PRP are nonsurgical reconstructions to heal joint pain and joint instability.
Stem cells are biological cells that have the ability divide to create more cells of the same kind. As cells in the body need to be replaced, stem cells divide to create the needed cells. While the body uses stem cells of the same area (cartilage cells for cartilage cells, skin cells for skin cells, etc.) to promote the healing process, new research shows adult stem cells can be taken from the fat and bone marrow in the body and used to treat a variety of health conditions.
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.
Trained by Kristin Comella, Chief Scientific Officer at Bioheart, Dr. Schmidt is certified in administering stem cell therapy.
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