Though children sometimes seem remarkably resilient, they’re not immune to injury when playing sports, whether casually or in organized leagues. Certain injuries tend to be more common than others among young athletes.
Whether you’ve suffered an acute injury like a torn tendon or you’ve been living with the chronic pain of arthritis or a degenerative disc disease for years, the one thing you want desperately is relief. While medication may subdue inflammation and make your pain manageable, it can’t repair your injured tissues or help your body attain a naturally pain-free state.
At Bahri Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic, our orthopedic surgeons specialize in alleviating pain with the most minimally invasive treatments possible. That’s why we offer state-of-the-art regenerative stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, which use your own blood and stem cells to help your body heal itself. The self-donation and treatment process for both stem cell therapy and PRP is simple, safe, and fast.
For stem cell therapy, you donate your own stem cells from liposuctioned fat or a small amount of bone marrow from your pelvis. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can be prompted to grow into different kind of cells — including muscle and bone — depending on where your doctor injects them.
If you’re a candidate for PRP, your doctor first removes a small amount of blood from your arm. Your blood is then centrifuged to isolate your healing platelets, which are rich in growth factors and fibrins that rebuild tissue. The PRP helps your body repair damaged tissue faster and more efficiently.
Sound amazing? It is. Here are just a few of the benefits of regenerative medicine:
You already know that your body is a healing powerhouse. From your first skinned knee to the last time you cut yourself while cooking, you’ve seen for yourself how quickly and efficiently your body takes care of its own wounds.
With regenerative medicine, you boost those healing powers by concentrating them and precisely targeting them to where they’re needed most. Your doctor injects the PRP or stem cell preparation directly into the area of injury or damage.
Whether you’re suffering from a degenerative disease, such as arthritis, or have suffered an acute injury, such as a broken bone or torn tendon, stem cells and PRP speed up the healing process. When used either separately or together, PRP and stem-cell therapy can:
If you have chronic pain, you may be on long-term anti-inflammatory drugs and other medications that come with a slew of side effects. But stem cell and PRP therapies have no side effects other than the slight discomfort of the injections. Regenerative therapies introduce nothing into your body that’s not already naturally present.
Regenerative therapy can even subdue the inflammation that arises when your body erroneously attacks its own tissues. Your Bahri Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic team may recommend regenerative medicine to treat autoimmune diseases and chronic pain conditions such as:
Unlike traditional reactive medicine, which only repairs damage, regenerative medicine actually improves the health of the tissues and bone that it treats. By suffusing your bones, skin, muscles, and tendons with super-concentrated platelets and fresh new cells, regenerative medicine helps the body parts grow stronger. Regenerative medicine can improve the overall health of your entire musculoskeletal system.
If you’re ready for pain relief and increased mobility from regenerative medicine, call us today to schedule a consultation at one of our Jacksonville locations.
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