The Reality of Regenerative Medicine
Advanced Pain Relief Clinics now offers regenerative medicine options in Collingwood, Hamilton, Kitchener, Port Elgin, and Owen Sound, ON. The deliberate regenerating of cells is the idea that used to be the stuff of science fiction entertainment, but it is now a hope and endeavor of modern medicine. It may be the future of stimulating the body to repair or even reproduce cells, organs, and tissue. According to current statistics concerning ailments and injuries affecting the American population, regenerative medicine could help over one-third of sufferers.
Regenerative medicine is not just one kind of practice or procedure. It usually involves the use of stem cells and applications of many different therapies. The most practical application to date is cell therapy.
Cell therapy is basically using cells for treatment by replacing useless ones with new and invigorated ones. A variety of cells may be used for this therapy including adult and embryonic stem cells, bone marrow and blood cells, and solid tissue cells. Procedures and operations like bone marrow transplants, organ transplants, packed red cell transfusions, platelet transfusions, and whole blood transfusions fit into this category of therapy.
The principle behind shockwave therapy initially applied to break down kidney stones and gallstones into smaller and manageable pieces, which allow patients to pass them with less pain and discomfort. This technology works well for other pain sufferers when the application is modified.
Pulsations of low energy waves are applied directly to the afflicted area in an effort to encourage the body to heal naturally. Ideally, pain decreases and mobility increases with musculoskeletal issues in which the focus of concern is ligaments or tendons. It can be used all over the body to help sufferers of chronic tendonitis conditions like Achilles tendon, calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, plantar fasciitis, jumper's knee, tennis elbow, or rotator cuff issues.
The use of lasers in medicine was initially focused on making surgeries more efficient with improved precision and less bleeding. Modern medical practices have also modified this application to help pain sufferers. Lasers using lower energy levels are being used to treat painful neurologic, rheumatologic, and musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.
This process increases cellular metabolism, which plays a role in reducing inflammation and pain. It has shown positive results for chronic conditions that have proven stubborn and resistant to other treatments.
These therapies are non-invasive, quick, and have no chemical side effects like medication or even outpatient surgeries will have. Though this process requires multiple visits, the effects are long-term and long-lasting.
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