Regenerative Medicine Doctor Questions and Answers
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Regenerative medicine is at the forefront of the medical field, helping millions of people find relief from previously untreatable conditions. Where traditional medicine falls short, regenerative medicine has the ability to heal the body, getting to the root of the problem instead of applying a topical solution.
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine is a relatively new field of medicine that focuses on the body’s natural healing processes to cure a patient, rather than just to treat their symptoms. Regenerative medicine uses state-of-the-art techniques and technology to cure ailments, and approaches the patient as a whole. Unlike traditional medicine, which focuses on the symptoms and prescribes medication for the treatment and maintenance of them, regenerative medicine seeks to heal what is causing the symptoms, without the need to expensive and repetitive medications.
Why should I try regenerative medicine?
Anyone who has tried using traditional medicine to treat their symptoms and has seen no or little success, or anyone who does not want to rely on medications to temporarily relieve their symptoms should try regenerative medicine. It is also a great alternative for patients who want to avoid invasive surgeries, as the body has the ability to heal damaged tissues by utilizing its own incredible healing powers. There are many options available for people who have sustained a sports injury, and many more options are becoming available for people with damaged organs.
What type of regenerative medicine is used at Total Wellness?
Total Wellness Medical Centre uses two main types of regenerative medicine, which are detailed below:
PRP — Platelet-rich plasma, PRP, is a process which concentrates the healing platelets within the blood. These platelets have an immense propensity to heal, and when delivered at a high concentration, can have life-changing effects. PRP is gathered by taking a sample of a patient’s blood, which is then spun at incredibly high speeds in a centrifuge. This centrifugation process isolates the platelet-rich plasma from the platelet-poor plasma, and is then injected into the problem area of the patient. This procedure is very low in risk as it uses the patient’s own blood.
Prolotherapy — Inflammation increases blood flow and attracts cells—granulocytes, monocytes, macrophages and fibroblasts—that can repair and heal damaged tissues. Sports injuries usually cause inflammation, but in some cases inflammation subsides before the injury has healed. During prolotherapy, a healthcare practitioner injects an irritant into the injured area, which temporarily increases inflammation. The expectation of the introduced irritant is that the additional inflammation will facilitate further healing.
While prolotherapy is not by definition a cellular therapy, prolotherapy sometimes uses PRP as an irritant. In fact, the most commonly used irritant is dextrose, a simple sugar. Substances such as glycerine or saline may also be used.
How long do treatments last?
As with everything, results vary from person to person; there is no magic number that works for everyone. Fortunately, with PRP injections there is a consistent time frame of success from a wide variety of patients. Typically, patients still benefit from treatment after three months. At the six month mark, the effects appear to lessen, although patients report better overall wellness than before they had the injections.
If you or someone you know wants an alternative to surgery and medication, come to Total Wellness Medical Centre! We have a team of kind and caring professionals who are experienced in regenerative medicine, and can help you feel your best! To get in touch with a specialist, contact our office today. Visit us online or give us a call to book an appointment!