Within the blood and tissues inside your body, there are potent cells that help heal damaged areas and stimulate new tissue growth. Regenerative medicine techniques extract these cells and reinject them into the site of your pain. At Pain Physicians NY in Midtown West, Manhattan, Tamer Elbaz, MD, offers regenerative medicine techniques like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy, which are revolutionizing the treatment of chronic pain. Find out more by calling the office in New York City today or using the online booking system.
Regenerative medicine is a group of treatments that use naturally occurring cells from the human body to boost the growth of new, healthy tissue. These cells contain powerful growth factors and cytokines that your body uses to enhance the natural healing processes.
Regenerative medicine treatments are injectable, so they get to the source of your pain and help resolve the cause rather than masking the symptoms. They're typically very safe and cause few, if any, side effects.
Regenerative medicine treatments are minimally invasive outpatient procedures that don't usually require any anesthetic. The Pain Physicians NY team achieves consistently positive results for patients using regenerative medicine techniques.
There are various types of regenerative medicine available. At Pain Physicians NY, you can benefit from two principal types:
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy uses cells taken from your blood. Your provider at Pain Physicians NY takes a small sample of your blood and places it in a centrifuge to extract the PRP. Injecting the PRP back into injured or degenerating tissues helps to reduce inflammation and repair your injuries.
Stem cells are capable of changing into any other kind of cell your body needs for growth and repair. Although the levels of stem cells in your body decline as you age, there are still reserves in your bone marrow and fatty tissues.
Extracting these cells and injecting them back into an injury site stimulates new cell growth and enables your body to replace damaged tissue more effectively. An alternative option is to use donated amniotic stem cells.
Regenerative medicine therapies are useful for most musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative conditions, including:
Regenerative medicine therapies are a key part of treatment plans for most patients with persistent or severe musculoskeletal pain. Call Pain Physicians NY to find out more or book an appointment online today.