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, including stem cell therapies, 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 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.
This is sometimes achieved through stem cell therapy, or stem cell injections.
Stem cells are unspecialized cells, or “generic” cells, that can transform into cells with any type of specialized function, such as bone cells, red blood cells, cartilage cells, or heart cells. Stem cells may live through extended periods of inactivity within your body until you need them to heal a health condition or repair tissue after an injury.
When you suffer an injury, your dormant stem cells follow blood platelets to the injured area of your body where they become the cells you need to promote healing. So, if you injure a tendon or a ligament in your knee, or the soft tissue surrounding a joint, your stem cells become part of the new tendon, ligament, or soft tissue cells so your body is able to heal.
There are numerous benefits for stem cell therapies and regenerative medicine. For many men and women, stem cell injection therapy 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, the stem cells 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 the stem cells.
Other benefits of stem cell injections include:
Regenerative therapies like stem cell injections can improve many conditions related to:
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, stem cell therapy 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.