Our bodies are under constant stress throughout life. Athletes and people who live active lifestyles are even more at risk of experiencing injuries such as tears, joint pain, and muscle pain. The professionals at Phoenix Joint and Spine Regenerative Medicine are at the forefront of regenerative medicine and non-surgical treatments for healing injuries and restoring body function. For patients looking for relief from musculoskeletal pain or injury, we offer Regenerative Medicine Injections.
What are Regenerative Medicine Injections?
There are two types of injections that can be used to heal injuries. There include platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells. These minimally-invasive and safe injectables utilize the ultra healing benefits of PRP and stem cells in order to encourage the natural healing processes within the body. This is effective at beginning the natural healing process in injured areas of the body.
PRP Regenerative Medicine Injections
PRP treatments are performed through the use of the patient’s own blood. When your body is injured, the body’s natural response is to release platelets and white blood cells from the blood to begin the healing process. With advances in the medical industry, specialists are able to concentrate this process for faster healing. This is done by first collecting a small sample of the patient’s own blood. It is then placed in a specialized centrifuge where it is rapidly spun in order to separate the PRP from the rest of the blood. Once collected, the platelet rich plasma is directly delivered to the targeted area through injection. Once delivered, the PRP begins it’s natural function of healing within the area.
Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine Injections
Stem cells help tissue to heal and regenerate when you are sick or injured. They are also effective at maintaining nearby inflammation. Bone marrow is the tissue inside of your bones that the blood cells make up. The cells within the bone marrow can be used to repair damaged tissue, improve mobility, and control pain. The process of obtaining these cells is known as BMAC. BMAC also contains growth factors like the ones found in PRP. During treatment, bone marrow is obtained from the back of the pelvic bone. The marrow is then placed in a centrifuge to separate the cells from additional, unwanted fluid. It is then ready to be redelivered to injured areas of the body including the joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and other areas to promote the natural healing processes.
If you are experiencing an injury or are interested in learning more about the benefits of regenerative medicine injections, reach out to the experts here at Phoenix Joint and Spine Regenerative Medicine located in Tempe, AZ. Contact us today and schedule your consultation towards improved health and wellness!