Regenerative medicine is a fast-growing natural and effective treatment option for those looking for a more natural way to get out of pain and heal their bodies. Regenerative medicine provides an excellent alternative to painkillers or surgery for anyone living in St Petersburg or the beaches.
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine therapies consist of treatments where we inject tissue that contains stem cells, growth factors, and natural healing proteins into your body heal without surgery or drugs. These treatment options include procedures utilizing umbilical allografts (No harm is done to either mother or child when umbilical cords are extracted), amniotic fluid, amnion, mesenchymal stem cells and platelet-rich plasma, or PRP treatments. All of these treatment options help your body rebuild, regenerate, and repair damaged tissue occurring from injury or healthy aging.
Take advantage of our free consultation to find out if you are the right candidate for regenerative medicine treatments.
One of the many benefits of regenerative medicine is that these treatments are designed to help your body to heal itself naturally. Regenerative medicine and stem cell research show that the therapies help restore the body and regenerate tissue, bone, discs, cartilage and cells.
Many conditions are treated with regenerative cell therapy, such as:
- Joint pain
- Knee pain
- Back pain
- Disc problems
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shoulder pain
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Hip pain
- Aging of the skin and tissue loss
- And more
Regenerative Cell Therapy
Stem cells exist in our bodies naturally, so why do we need regenerative cell therapy? Our natural cells, unfortunately, age as we age. We also have fewer stem cells in our bodies as we get older.
Here’s the breakdown of what happens to our stem cell count as we age:
- A newborn baby has – 1 stem cell in every 10,000 cells in his or her body
- A teen has – 1 stem cell in every 100,000 cells in his or her body
- At age 30 – we have 1 stem cell in every 250,000 cells in our bodies
- By age 50 we are down to 1 stem cell in every 400,000 cells in our body
- At age 80 we only have 1 stem cell in every 2,000,000 cells in our body
The source for this information is A. Caplan, and the study was done in 1994. Since stem cells help us fight injury, disease, and the adverse effects of aging on our bodies, this data shows that as we age, we are more susceptible to serious health problems. This is why regenerative cell therapy has become the cutting edge of medicine today and why we use umbilical tissue acquired at birth. It's like turning back your biological clock.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP, is another form of regenerative medicine in which concentrated platelets from your own blood is used and have a significant ability to heal your body naturally. Platelets possess what’s known as growth factors; they tell the cells to increase the rate of reproduction and repair. When the PRP is injected into these areas, it can greatly increase the healing process and return your body to a healthy state.
To learn more about regenerative medicine in St Petersburg, give our doctor a call today. Find out what Suncoast Integrative Healthcare can offer you and your specific needs to free you from pain and restore mobility and return to a healthier lifestyle.