Most doctors only prescribe narcotic painkillers to patients with chronic pain that won’t heal on its own. We specialize in more conservative treatments with far fewer side effects and risks. Our body has an amazing capacity to heal and regenerate itself. Here at Colorado Regenerative Health, we believe that the most effective treatments use the body’s natural tendency for repair and rejuvenation. This is why we offer advanced regenerative medical therapies for our patients.
We move our bodies every single day, even to take care of inconsequential tasks. But, no matter how menial they are, those daily movements contribute to the slow and eventual degeneration of the body. As you age, you may notice that you start to develop small problems with the body here and there. Maybe you feel more fatigued, or you get daily headaches. It’s also common with older age to start getting injuries by simply bending over wrong or stretching in certain positions. How can you combat this?
Your body takes wear-and-tear every single day with all that you do. The back, spine and joints take the brunt of all of your movements, which is why joint issues (arthritis) and back problems are so common in millions of Americans. For example:
With so many people in pain, countless treatments have been created to regenerate the joints and tissues of the body. Regenerative medicine is one area of treatment that we practice in our office to help rehabilitate our patients in pain.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a natural healing therapy that uses platelets from your own blood to repair damaged tendons and cartilage. But, why use platelets? This substance in your blood is what rushes to the site of an injury when you’ve cut yourself or sustained damage somewhere in the body. Your injuries clot almost immediately because your body goes into action to repair the site of damage. Platelets are like small building blocks in your blood that come together to form a wall, sealing off an injury so that rebuilding can happen.
We use this same concept or repairing and rebuilding in regenerative medicine practices, which is why we believe PRP Therapy is an excellent treatment for stimulating long term healing and pain relief. This non-surgical method is ideal for patients with active lifestyles who want to avoid the downtime of surgery.
PRP Therapy uses platelets from your own blood to repair areas of damage. For patients with joint degeneration, it can help rebuild and repair the deterioration of cartilage that plaques arthritis patients so frequently. Platelet use also enhances your body’s natural stem cell production, leading to fully healed and regenerated tissue. Other benefits of this treatment include: reduced inflammation, decreased postoperative blood loss, increased resistance to infection, and reduced or eliminated dependence on pain-killing narcotics.
Platelets and stem cells are best friends in regenerative medicine. When platelets rush to the site of an injury, stem cells follow close behind. Platelets seal off an injury, while stem cells go to work rebuilding the site of damage. Studies have found that every person is born with a reserve of unique cells (the stem cells) that are used in times of distress. That time of distress is when injury happens. Stem cells are able to go to any part of the body and change into the type of cell needed for repair. This is different than skin cells, muscle cells, etc., which can only build those specific cells.
We harness the power of stem cells by injecting extra stem cells into areas of damage in your body. This procedure is ideal for treating patients suffering from arthritis and joint injury or damage because it stimulates the body’s natural process for healing. As we age, we tend to produce less stem cells, which is why we heal slower as we get older.
Stem cell therapy involves the injection of stem cells directly into the affected area, prompting the body to rebuild its damaged joint. Each injection also contains hyaluronic acid (also a naturally occurring substance in our body), which lubricates joints, relieves pain, and recovers lost mobility.
If you’ve had chronic pain before, were you prescribed a narcotic pain medication or an opioid to curb the pain? This is a common medical practice wherever you go. However, patients will find that their pain tends to come back. This is because narcotics and opioids are simply meant to mask the pain for a time. It’s why you must keep taking them throughout the day and the weeks. Plus, they are addictive, even with the first use.
Regenerative medicine is a recent innovation in the medical field, as conventional treatments often focus on “managing” the symptoms rather than healing the body. In contrast to conventional medical therapy, regenerative treatments are long term medical solutions that work to recover health and regenerate tissue, restoring the body to its optimal condition.
Regenerative medicine is quickly becoming a successful means of treating chronic conditions, diseases and degenerative conditions. To learn more about how our regenerative medicine practices work, call Colorado Regenerative Health today at (303) 872-7161!