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Why Regenerative Medicine Is the Best Alternative to Pain Medication

The next revolution in health care is here: regenerative medicine.

Duke University, for example, is studying regenerative medicine as a way to repair spinal cord injuries. The Army already uses this cutting-edge medical breakthrough to help wounded soldiers. So it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that regenerative medicine can even help you.

Pain management specialist Dr. Steven Grossinger offers state-of-the-art care using regenerative medicine for patients experiencing chronic pain. 

With offices in Wilmington, Delaware, and Springfield, Pennsylvania, Dr. Grossinger and our team provide Philadelphia area residents with fast and effective results without pain medication.

Using innovative approaches like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and stem cell therapy, we can help you restore physical function, reduce pain, and stimulate healing.

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine procedures like PRP and stem cell injections use your body’s own healing mechanisms to promote the repair of cells and tissues. These methods can resolve chronic pain by stimulating your body’s natural repair process.

PRP injections

Platelet-rich plasma therapy uses a concentration of your own platelets. The solution is injected at the site of your injury or chronic pain, releasing growth factors that accelerate the healing of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. 

This kind of cell renewal gives your body back what it can no longer sufficiently produce itself due to the normal aging process, stress, or chronic illness. PRP therapy has a strong regenerative effect, strengthening your vitality, youthfulness, and well-being.

Stem cell injections

Stem cell therapy directs all kinds of cells into your body that can repair damaged tissue and replace diseased or injured cells. Stem cell therapy is a modern and highly effective form of treatment in which your body's own stem cells are used. 

Stem cell therapy is one of the most effective therapies for sustainable and noticeable regeneration using the body's own resources. A single administration of stem cells is usually sufficient and is optimized by combining it with other regenerative therapies.

How is regenerative medicine better than pain medication?

Regenerative medicine can slow down the effects of aging and signs of wear-and-tear on the body. It can restore body functions, relieve pain, and help maintain physical and mental fitness. Here are some reasons to consider regenerative medicine instead of pain medication.

Avoid addictive medications

It’s no secret that America is dealing with an opioid crisis. Pain medication management is risky because of its addictive qualities.

Avoid surgery

By choosing Dr. Grossinger to administer PRP or stem cell injections, you can avoid painful surgery. Surgery is invasive, meaning the recovery is often a lengthy process. Regenerative medicine keeps you on your feet so you won’t miss out on work or life.

Avoid side effects

Medication and surgeries can have lasting effects on your physical and mental health. Side effects can include fatigue and depression, for example. Regenerative medicine works with your body’s natural processes, so it’s a gentle and safe way to avoid dangerous side effects.

When it comes to medication, of course, it’s also easy to forget to take your pills or remember whether you’ve already taken them. Plus, pain medications sometimes just aren’t effective.

For these reasons and more, regenerative medicine is the best alternative to pain medication.

A safe and effective alternative

Do you want to learn more about how PRP and stem cell injections can help you say goodbye to chronic pain? To discuss your regenerative medicine options with Dr. Grossinger, call us at the location most convenient to you or request your appointment online.

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