Regenerative Medicine Specialist

iMed Regeneration Center -  - Integrative Medical Clinic

iMed Regeneration Center

Integrative Medical Clinics & Chiropractic located in Colorado Springs, CO

Regenerative medicine is changing the face of traditional medical practices in that it has the potential to harness your body’s innate healing abilities. At iMed Regeneration Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jason Keller, DC, and the medical team offer regenerative medicine treatments as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation plan after an injury or to improve a chronic condition. Are you a good candidate for this nonsurgical treatment method? Learn more by calling to schedule a consultation or booking online.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

The medical field of regenerative medicine focuses on treating and repairing the underlying causes of a variety of health conditions. Regenerative medicine has the potential to help create new tissue for bones, organs, and damaged, arthritic cartilage in your joints. After an injury or degenerative condition, regenerative medicine treatments, such as mesenchymal stem cell injections and platelet-rich plasma injections, can help promote healing within your body at a cellular level. 

This means nonsurgical treatments that foster tissue repair for a painful joint can help improve the quality of your life and perhaps even reduce your reliance on prescription pain medications for chronic conditions. 

What types of conditions can regenerative medicine potentially help?

Since regenerative medicine may help repair damaged tissue, including cartilage around an aging or injured joint, there are many conditions that can potentially benefit from this type of treatment. These include:

  • Osteoarthritis in your knee 
  • Knee injuries, including ACL sprains and tears
  • Hip injuries and arthritis
  • Shoulder and rotator cuff conditions and injuries
  • Neck conditions
  • Foot and ankle problems, including ligament tears and plantar fasciitis 
  • Tennis elbow
  • Nerve entrapment

Regenerative medicine in the form of mesenchymal stem cell injections or platelet-rich plasma injections is minimally invasive and has the potential to help you recover from a painful condition without needing surgery. As part of a comprehensive treatment plan, regenerative medicine can help your body heal itself more efficiently so you can enjoy the long-term benefits of living with less chronic pain. 

What are mesenchymal stem cells and platelet-rich plasma?

Mesenchymal stem cells are essentially cells without jobs. They can potentially become whatever type of cells your body needs to grow new tissue or heal itself after an injury. For example, if you suffer a sports injury in your knee, mesenchymal stem cells, which are dormant in your body, travel through your blood to become new knee cells to heal the damaged tissue or repair a fractured bone. 

Your body produces mesenchymal stem cells naturally, but as you get older, the number of them diminishes. At iMed Regeneration Center, you receive mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that come from the umbilical cord of a healthy, live-birth donor who has been screened ahead of time for this purpose. 

Platelet-rich plasma comes from your own blood and can help your body heal using a high concentration of platelets. Blood platelets contain growth factors and are known for their clotting abilities when you have a cut. Like mesenchymal stem cells, platelet-rich plasma can be injected into an aging joint or at the site of a sports injury to help your body recover. 

To learn more about this state-of-the-art, nonsurgical treatment, call to schedule a consultation or book online.