How Regenerative Medicine Is Revolutionizing the Field of Pain Management

Did you know at least 20% of adults in America experience some form of chronic pain? What’s more, for about half of the people with chronic pain, the pain is so extreme that it significantly affects their ability to take part in at least one major life activity. 

If you’re tired of taking pills to manage your pain, our experienced care providers at Balance Wellspace with offices in Roanoke, Virginia, and Denver, Colorado, can help. Thanks to advances in regenerative medicine, the field of pain management is changing. These changes mean good news for anyone who suffers from chronic pain. Read on to learn more.  

What is regenerative medicine and how does it work?

Your body comes fully equipped with the tools it needs to repair and regenerate cells that are damaged over time or due to injury. As you get older, though, your natural regenerative processes slow. This is why your body ages and why some degenerative conditions develop.

Regenerative medicine takes advantage of your natural healing process by taking resources like stem cells and platelets from your body to promote cellular regeneration. As a result, damaged tissues heal, your pain is lessened, and your body's function improves or returns to normal.  

One of the most popular forms of regenerative medicine is platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP). With PRP therapy, we withdraw a small amount of your blood then place it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets, creating a platelet-rich plasma.

We inject this plasma directly into the affected tissues at the source of your pain. Platelets contain powerful growth factors that trigger your healing process and the regeneration of new cells. 

Unlike conventional injections, which only provide temporary relief from pain, regenerative medicine repairs the damaged tissues, fixing the root cause of your pain. The result? Active healing with lasting relief. 

What conditions can regenerative medicine help?

If you’re suffering from chronic pain, regenerative medicine might be able to help. At Balance Wellspace, we accurately diagnose the problem and advise you if you’re a good candidate for the treatment.

Scientists are still discovering applications for regenerative medicine. Some of the areas currently being treated with this cutting-edge therapy include:

It can take several weeks for your pain to subside as new and healthy cells return to the area. And as the healing process continues, you notice less pain and inflammation and an increase in mobility and function. 

How can I learn more about regenerative medicine?

To learn more about regenerative medicine and how it’s revolutionizing the field of pain management, meet with a member of our team. At Balance Wellspace, we take a personal approach to pain management that considers all facets of your lifestyle and medical situation.

We’ve found most of our patients benefit from a combination of treatment approaches, including regenerative, conventional, and lifestyle therapies. 

To find out how regenerative medicine can help you, contact our Roanoke, Virginia, or Denver, Colorado, office or request an appointment online today.

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