Is chronic pain making your life a misery? Regenerative medicine can help.
Regenerative medicine helps replace, repair, or regrow diseased or injured cells and tissues. The discipline involves the use and growth of therapeutic stem cells tissue, engineered to heal or replace tissues and even organs damaged by disease, age, and trauma (a common consequence of sports injuries).
Dr. Steve Grossinger is board certified in neurology and double board-certified in neurology and pain medicine. At his practice locations in Wilmington, Delaware and the Philadelphia area, he uses cutting-edge treatments like regenerative medicine to help you manage your chronic pain. Here’s how it works.
Regenerative medicine explained
You may not have heard about regenerative medicine, but the idea of regenerating tissue, cells, and organs to help you heal isn’t new. Blood transfusions, bone marrow transplants, and skin grafting are types of regenerative medical therapies that help your body heal.
This evolving medical field, which avoids drugs and risky surgery, also can help relieve pain from torn ligaments and tendons, arthritis, inflammation, and other chronic and acute diseases. Because regenerative therapies harness and magnify your body’s natural healing ability, treatments have little or no side effects.
Regenerative medicine stimulates your body's natural repair processes so it can fix itself. The therapies Dr. Grossinger uses involve platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections, made from materials that naturally occur in the human body.
What conditions can regenerative medicine therapy help?
Regenerative medicine can treat several soft tissue and joint injuries and conditions, including:
- Chronic joint and muscle pain
- Muscle tears and strains
- Ligament tears or sprains
- Arthritis- or trauma-derived cartilage damage
Patients report reduced pain and better mobility after their procedure. Regenerative therapies have been shown to relieve your pain, even when other treatments have failed.
How does regenerative medicine relieve chronic pain?
Chronic pain, which often lingers even after traditional treatment, is usually a consequence of injury, surgery, and chronic illness that causes inflammation and internal scarring. Regenerative medicine helps your body repair the damage, reducing the inflammation to promote long-term healing.
Stem cells teach damaged tissues to generate new cells, providing lasting relief. PRP contains concentrated growth factors called platelets that help speed healing. These revolutionary injections are administered directly into damaged tissues, promoting repair, rather than just masking your pain symptoms.
Do you have chronic pain that has resisted other treatments? Contact Dr. Grossinger to arrange an appointment and learn how regenerative medicine can help you. Call 302-497-3232, or use our online booking tool at your convenience.