Am I Eligible for Regenerative Medicine Treatments?

Am I Eligible for Regenerative Medicine Treatments?

Regenerative medicine is an emerging field that uses the body’s natural ability to heal itself but accelerates the process. It includes therapies such as stem cells, platelet-rich plasma, and tissue and organ regeneration.

At Santa Cruz Osteopathic, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Dr. Richard Brennan uses regenerative medicine to help his patients with a variety of musculoskeletal problems, often forestalling the need for surgery. All his products come from Predictive Biotech, an industry leader in regenerative medicine that obtains cells from allogeneic sources — placental tissue voluntarily donated (no embryonic or fetal tissue) that contains no infectious diseases or genetic abnormalities.

What are stem cells, and how do they work?

Stem cells are “blank slate” cells; for most, their purpose is to divide and create more of the same type of cell. For example, blood stem cells can only produce more blood cells. Skin stem cells can only produce more skin cells.

However, there’s another type of stem cells — mesenchymal stem cells. These multipotent adult stem cells are present in many different tissues, including the umbilical cord, placenta, bone marrow, and fat. These cells not only divide, but they also have the potential to differentiate into multiple different tissues, such as bone, cartilage, muscle, fat, and connective tissues. That makes them useful for a whole host of problems where new cells are required to heal an illness or injury.

Stem cell therapy is nothing new. Bone marrow transplants, dating back to the 1960s, use adult stem cells from the donor’s marrow to transplant into the recipient’s bone tissue, which has been compromised by something like cancer. The stem cells grow and replace the damaged or mutated cells. It’s also possible for you to use your own bone marrow to obtain pluripotent stem cells. The cells are removed from your marrow, specially treated, then injected back into you. The procedure is called an autologous transplant.

What does the injected solution contain?

When Dr. Brennan gives you a regenerative medicine treatment, the solution contains:

Am I eligible for regenerative medicine treatments?

Regenerative medicine is a nonsurgical treatment that’s highly effective for a variety of conditions, especially those that come with pain and tissue destruction, including:

Whether you have acute pain after an injury or chronic pain that just won’t go away, rapid healing is the answer, and regenerative medicine offers fast healing and lasting relief.

If you’re in pain and haven’t found an answer to it, regenerative medicine may be just what you need. To learn more, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brennan, call our office at 831-464-1605, or book online with us today.

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