Understanding Regenerative Medicine and How It Can Help You
The achievements in modern medicine have been nothing short of extraordinary in the last few decades, but the one missing piece of the puzzle was finding ways to tap our own powerful resources. Through regenerative medicine, we're now able to draw upon the amazing building blocks within our own bodies for long-term results.
Our goal is to provide evidence-based treatment protocols to our clients in the Woodway, Texas, area to help them overcome musculoskeletal problems. With our integrative approach, we combine treatment modalities for a more holistic approach to healing. And one area that's showing great promise is regenerative medicine.
Here's how regenerative medicine can help you overcome pain and limiting musculoskeletal problems.
Behind regenerative medicine
Modern medicine has largely been built on ways to work around the human body for repairs which, while effective, was more of an invasive approach that didn't work with your body. As medical researchers continued to study the amazing powers within the human body for regeneration and rebuilding, the question became one of tapping these resources.
And that's the goal of regenerative medicine - to use cellular and tissue materials to encourage regeneration in an optimal internal healing environment. At the heart of this approach are mesenchymal stem cells. These stem cells are extraordinary in that they're the building blocks from which all other cells are formed. As undifferentiated cells, mesenchymal stem cells have the amazing ability to transform into other cells and then multiply indefinitely as that cell.
By tapping these regenerative cells, we're able to provide a boost in resources - natural resources - that pave the way for healing from within for sustainable results.
What can regenerative medicine be used for?
As of right now, the medical world is only scratching the surface of possibilities when it comes to regenerative medicine, but these first efforts are delivering great results. Through regenerative medicine, we're able to address a host of musculoskeletal concerns, including:
- Tendon, ligament, and muscle tears
- Postsurgical recovery
Since the goal of regenerative medicine is to provide additional resources for rebuilding and repair, the approach is useful in any injured area of your body.
Using the best regenerative tools
At our practice, we turn to Predictive Biotech, a company that harvests the tissue we need in an FDA-registered lab. They turn to proprietary processing methods to reduce the loss of essential scaffolding proteins, growth factors, and other substances and properties. This tissue is then cryogenically frozen to better preserve its viability.
By tissue, we're referring to two tissue sources: placental tissue and the Wharton's jelly layer of the umbilical cord. These two sources are rich in resources, namely mesenchymal stem cells, which are able to support injured areas in your body and enable an optimal regenerative environment.
If you'd like to learn more about how regenerative medicine can help you, we invite you to give us a call!