How Regenerative Medicine Can Help Reduce the Need for Surgery

At iMed Regeneration Center, our goal is to help our patients in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to regain their active and healt

If you have a problem with your musculoskeletal structure that’s causing you pain and limiting your life in significant ways, you may have been told that your only option is surgery. As you contemplate a potentially long recovery, not to mention the serious risks that come with any surgery, you may want to consider a less invasive solution with regenerative medicine.

At iMed Regeneration Center, our goal is to help our patients in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to regain their active and healthy lives without resorting to surgery. Under the medical direction of Dr. Patty Beecroft and the chiropractic guidance of Jason Keller, DC, our team believes in a more holistic approach to healing that provides sustainable results through regeneration.

If you’d like to explore how regenerative medicine may help reduce your need for surgery, read on.

Regenerative medicine — a more natural approach

While modern medicine has made incredible leaps in healing the human body, many of the solutions are ones that work around your body’s natural systems, rather than with them. This invasive approach leaves your body to scramble its resources in order to respond.

Through regenerative medicine, we take an approach that calls on, and redirects, the powerful healing resources inside your body, giving it a chance to regenerate and rebuild naturally, which delivers longer-lasting results. This cellular approach to healing goes straight to the source of the problem without circumventing it through surgery, providing you with tissue that’s stronger and better able to handle its own repairs.

The power of platelets

One of the techniques we use in regenerative medicine is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. You may best know your platelets for their clotting abilities, but they also play a none-too-small role in healing once they’ve stemmed the bleeding. Your platelets contain critical growth factors which they release in the area of damaged tissue. 

Once released, these growth factors call upon the necessary resources to reduce inflammation and pain, as well as the materials your tissue needs to rebuild and repair, including your own stem cells.

To harness this power, we draw a sample of your blood and spin it in a centrifuge to separate your platelets from your other blood cells. We take these concentrated platelets and mix them back in with a small amount of your plasma to make PRP, and then inject it into your damaged tissue, providing a strong healing boost.

The power of mesenchymal stem cells

Stem cells are incredible marvels and the building blocks upon which all of your other cells are created. We use mesenchymal stem cells, or undifferentiated cells, which means they’re not designed for any one task. Rather, they have the amazing ability to transform into whatever cell is needed and then multiply indefinitely as that cell. To tap this power, we inject mesenchymal stem cells to help rebuild and repair your damaged tissues on a cellular level.

One of the primary problems with soft-tissue injuries, especially when it comes to your cartilage, is that your soft tissue doesn’t contain terribly good regenerative resources on its own. When we use mesenchymal stem cells, we provide a boost in resources, which facilitates healing.

If you’d like to learn more about regenerative medicine services and how we may be able to reduce your need for surgery, please give us a call at (719)593-7836 or use our convenient online scheduling tool to set up a consultation.

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