What is Regenerative Medicine?

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What is Regenerative Medicine? 2018-12-12T15:15:49-07:00

Every once in a while something truly revolutionary comes along

Regenerative Medicine, which unleashes the healing power of your own body’s platelets and stem cells, is just that. This exciting new medical field focuses on healing illness, relieving pain, and promoting healthy function by harvesting and concentrating your body’s own healing cells and signaling molecules, and then redeploying them where they are needed most. These concentrates promote regeneration of normal tissue architecture and reduce inflammation and dysfunctional tissue reorganization due to injury or degeneration. These therapies have been utilized, with remarkable success, in a number of conditions that interfere with valued activities of daily living and that reduce quality of life. Furthermore, these treatments require minimal down time and allow for a quick and sustained return to work and other valued activities. It is for this reason that these treatments are so popular among elite professional athletes of all sports, and from all around the world, as reported more and more frequently in the media. In fact, these treatments, which were once considered only for elite athletes, who would travel for treatment to Europe or Mexico, are now available to anyone right here in Ventura County. While these treatments are still considered investigational by insurance companies, and therefore are not covered, they have a long track record for safety and efficacy. In fact, most patients experience complete and sustained relief from only one treatment injection. All medical treatments have potential inherent risks and benefits. The doctors at Regenerative Medicine Specialists believe that the most important responsibilities of a trustworthy doctor are to identify the proper diagnosis and to educate patients about all available treatments and associated risks, benefits, and alternatives. Our doctors can then assist the patient in performing a risk-benefit analysis and make physician recommendations based on the available information, individual patient characteristics, and clinical experience.

Traditional treatments for painful and debilitating conditions have typically included Rest, ice, elevation, and compression (RICE), physical therapy, cognitive-behavioral techniques (“self-management”), orthopedic devices, non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs (NSAIDs), non-opioid prescription medications, targeted injections with steroids and/or hyaluronic acid (HA), restorative neuromodulation therapies, opioid (narcotic) pain medications, and surgery.

  • Rest, Ice, Elevation, And Compression (Rice)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques (“Self-Management”)
  • Orthopedic Devices
  • Non-Steroidal-Anti-Inflammatory-Drugs (Nsaids)
  • Non-Opioid Prescription Medications
  • Targeted Injections With Steroids And/Or Hyaluronic Acid (Ha)
  • Restorative Neuromodulation Therapies
  • Opioid (Narcotic) Pain Medications
  • Surgery

Regenerative Medicine Specialists

All these options have a risk-benefit profile for each unique patient, moment in time, and stage of disease. Some patients do quite well with these options either alone or in some combination. Unfortunately, many other patients stop responding, fail to ever respond, or become worse off after treatment. Addictive opioids and invasive surgery in particular can have serious and irreversible, sometimes catastrophic, results. They can entail prolonged and painful recovery. In the past, these patients had nowhere else to turn for help.

Regenerative Medicine definitionRegenerative medicine often succeeds where all else has failed. Furthermore, regenerative medicine techniques often have a better risk-benefit profile than traditional medical options and may help patients avoid less effective and riskier options in the first place. Our treatments are done in the office, on an outpatient basis, with no hospitalization or overnight stay required. As soon as the injection has been administered, the cells can get to work. Contact us for more information and/or to schedule a consultation now so we can start the process of evaluation and tailor an approach best suited to your individual needs. Find out if you are a candidate for one of these cutting-edge regenerative medicine treatment options and start leading a more full and rewarding life right now.