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One of the most promising areas in the treatment of chronic pain and injuries is regenerative medicine. This treatment seeks to enable the body to heal itself from an injury or a degenerative disease without the use of surgery or joint replacements. Regenerative medicine can help people suffering from osteoarthritis, joint pain (knee, shoulder, hip), sports-related injuries and other degenerative conditions.
Kentuckiana Integrative Medicine, a leading regenerative medicine clinic in Louisville, KY, is proud to offer patients of all ages a range of regenerative medical therapies including Regenerative Tissue Allograft – Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections, and Prolotherapy.
Led by board-certified regenerative medicine specialist Rafael F. Cruz, MD, our clinic has provided hope for patients who have tried multiple treatments or surgery without success, or are merely trying to avoid surgery. Our goal is to maximize all treatment options before patients resort to surgical intervention, such as total or partial total knee replacement surgery.
Regenerative medicine is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive treatment to stimulate and enhance healing of injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones & joints and more. Current estimates indicate that approximately 1 in 3 Americans could potentially benefit from regenerative medicine. There are many different techniques and treatments available to help the body heal or rebuild itself, all of which are minimally invasive, natural, and promote healing. Regenerative medicine can help you overcome:
Stem cell therapy is one of several regenerative medicine treatments that utilizes the body’s natural healing mechanism to renew, regenerate and repair diseased or damaged tissues. Stem cells are harvested from various patient sources—we specialize in umbilical cord blood – umbilical cord tissue, which is derived from a newborn’s umbilical cord which connects a mother to her baby—and injected in the damaged area for the purpose of regenerating the tissue. There are a number of research studies that have demonstrated significant improvement in chronic pain due to cartilage degeneration or overuse following stem cell therapy.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that encourages natural regrowth of damaged tissue using platelets found in blood. Platelets contain growth factor proteins. These growth factor proteins stimulate faster wound healing and promote the growth of new soft tissue. Extensive clinical studies have demonstrated that PRP injections have improved function and decreased pain, as well as carry less risk and is typically less expensive than surgery.
Prolotherapy is injection of dextrose solution or other irritating substances into the injured and/or painful joints, ligaments, and tendons. The substance works to stimulate the body and tissue to heal naturally. More and more research studies show significant improvement for patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis and more.
Find out if regenerative medicine is right for you! Learn more by calling us today at 812-913-4416 or contact us by filling out a form online to request a consultation with one of our regenerative medicine specialists. We are located directly across Louisville, KY in Jeffersonville.