What is Regenerative Medicine?
As a natural treatment option, regenerative therapy involves injecting the body with natural substances to increase healing. The most common type is stem cell injections, which is where helpful stem cells that work to repair tissue and joints are injected into the body by a trained healthcare provider.
In some cases, this type of treatment is also used to relieve inflammation. Stem cells are natural and originate in the human body, but have the ability to actively replicate other cells to help improve certain conditions. The appointment process is non-invasive and takes only a few minutes, with most patients reporting that it is pretty similar to a basic steroid injection.
How is Regenerative Medicine Used?
There are numerous ways Dr. Hughes can utilize regenerative medicine techniques like stem cell therapy. For example, it is often common for patients with ligament tears or spinal issues to undergo this type of treatment. Those who’ve suffered sports injuries or accidents may also benefit from it. Once injected, the stem cells work to regenerate damaged tissue and improve wellness.
However, it is important to note that not everyone is a good candidate for this type of regenerative medicine. In situations where you’ve had a very bad injury or the degeneration of the joint is excessive, undergoing this type of treatment is likely futile. But, the landscape of regenerative medicine is constantly changing, so it is always a good idea to have a conversation with Dr. Hughes about whether they believe it would be helpful in your situation.
What Are the Benefits of Regenerative Medicine?
Those who have had regenerative medicine therapies like stem cell injections are usually quick to tell you that there are tons of benefits. Increased range of motion, reduction in pain, and lowered inflammation are some of the most common. Many people see an improvement within a few weeks, while others start to feel a difference after only one or two sessions.
If you’re ready to learn more about regenerative medicine therapies, including stem cell injections, please give our team a call at (425) 271-4543 to schedule an appointment.