Do you suffer from a condition that causes chronic pain? Regenerative medicine treatments offered by Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck of Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, may relieve your uncomfortable symptoms.
What is regenerative medicine?
In the past, treating conditions that affected muscles and joints focused on relieving pain. Although pain medication was certainly helpful, it didn't address the underlying cause of the pain and could cause unpleasant side effects. Regenerative medicine therapy is aimed at replacing or repairing damaged or worn-out joints, ligaments, and tendons, rather than just treating pain. The therapy uses substances found naturally in the body and may help reduce or eliminate the need for anti-inflammatory medication or prescription pain relievers.
Several types of regenerative therapy are available today, including:
- Wharton's Jelly: During your trip to the pain and rehab clinic in Winter Park, your doctor may recommend this regenerative medicine therapy if your joints have been damaged by arthritis or injuries. The injections contain stem cells taken from the gel-like substance that protects and supports the umbilical cord. Injecting the cells into the injured part of your body rebuilds damaged ligaments and joints and speeds healing. After the injections, you may find that you have less pain and improved mobility and function.
- Cartilage Regeneration: Cartilage regeneration can be helpful if you have painful joints due to arthritis. Cartilage, a flexible tissue at the ends of the bones, makes it possible to move your joints easily and without pain. Several types of regenerative therapy are used to rebuild cartilage and ease pain naturally.
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy: PRP therapy takes advantage of the healing power of platelets, a key component of your blood. Platelets are a type of blood cell that forms clots around injured areas and speed healing. Before you receive this therapy, your doctor draws a few tubes of your blood and uses a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. Once injected into your body, PRP activates the healing response. PRP is used to treat arthritis, tendonitis, back pain, sprains, rotator cuff tears, tennis elbow, and other painful conditions.
Interested in finding out if regenerative medicine treatments are right for you? Make an appointment with Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL. Call (407) 673-9533 to schedule your visit.