Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Primero Spine + Joint

Integrated Health & Wellness Center located in Jacksonville, FL

With so much dependency on prescription medications that often come with undesirable side effects, the medical community is turning to the cutting-edge field of regenerative medicine as a natural alternative to treating diseases and degenerative health conditions. Dr. Miguel Rivera of Primero Spine + Joint specializes in regenerative medicine for patients in Jacksonville, Florida, and the surrounding communities. To take a natural approach to healing, call the office or schedule a consultation online to learn more about the benefits of regenerative medicine.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine seeks to rejuvenate the body’s natural ability to heal itself, fight disease, or repair itself after an injury or degenerative health condition, such as arthritis. When your own cells are no longer able to rejuvenate themselves because of age or a health problem, regenerative medicine therapies encourage your cells to renew, often replacing unhealthy tissue with newer, healthy cells.

What are the benefits of regenerative medicine?

There are numerous benefits for regenerative medicine. For many men and women,regenerative medicine provides an alternative to surgical or pharmaceutical treatments. Instead of getting temporary relief from pain, or undergoing surgery to repair a degenerative knee or hip,regenerative medicine can potentially alleviate pain and heal your joint, naturally. Additionally, you may need less pain medication, or none at all, once you experience the healing effects of regenerative medicine.

Which areas can be treated with regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine with amniotic allograft treatments is beneficial for healing many types of bone and soft tissue problems, including arthritis. The injections help heal your:

  • Knees
  • Shoulders
  • Hips
  • Elbows
  • Ankles
  • Wrists

Will I need more than one treatment with regenerative medicine?

Possibly, depending on how quickly you heal and the severity of your injury. If you don’t see any improvement after several months, or if you don’t notice significant improvement, your doctor might suggest repeating the treatment, just to further boost healthy tissue growth. They can let you know what to expect during your consultation and assessment appointment.


Do the regenerative medicine injections hurt?

They are injections after all, so you may feel a bit of stinging, but only for a few seconds. Most patients describe a temporary burning sensation, although it doesn’t last long. If you’re sensitive to pain or are getting the injections in a sensitive area, your practitioner can apply a topical numbing cream. This type of cream decreases some of the stinging sensation from the injection and minimizes your discomfort.

If you have a chronic joint condition like arthritis or an injury that causes intermittent pain and prevents you from participating in the activities you enjoy, regenerative medicine may be a good solution. Dr. Rivera and the medical team at Primero Spine + Joint can advise you if regenerative medicine therapies are right for your specific condition.

Call the office or schedule a consultation online to learn more.