Sometimes surgery isn’t an option for pain relief, or perhaps, previous treatments haven’t worked. In such instances, regenerative medicine techniques may be a solution. The experts at Everest Medical Group can evaluate whether you’re a candidate for regenerative medicine. This comprehensive alternative treatment is beneficial for chronic pain sufferers of knee pain, shoulder pain, arthritis, and so much more.
Regenerative medicine involves using your body to heal itself, using naturally occurring cells and specialized fluids. Everest Medical Group provides patients with amniotic allograft treatments for regenerating healing purposes. These treatments are made up of hyaluronic acid, regenerative cells, and cytokines, which are all powerful growth factors that help regenerate your body’s tissues.
Once you’re injected with the amniotic allograft serum, the growth factors start to work, triggering cell growth in the area injected. Over the following few weeks, cells grow and divide, forming new tissues. This helps heal damaged or injured areas you have, without going through a surgical procedure.
Regenerative medicine with amniotic allograft treatments is beneficial for healing many types of bone and soft tissue problems, including arthritis. The injections help heal your:
Because you are kickstarting your body into making new tissues, it does take some time for your regenerative medicine treatment to start working. Some patients report a dramatic reduction in their pain levels in as little as two months, while others experience improvement within a few weeks. It just depends on how quickly your body responds to the treatment.
Possibly, depending on how quickly you heal and the severity of your injury. If you don’t see any improvement after several months, or if you don’t notice significant improvement, your provider might suggest repeating the treatment, just to further boost healthy tissue growth. They can let you know what to expect during your consultation and assessment appointment.
As with any therapy, medication, or even surgery, regenerative medicine is not guaranteed to heal or treat your condition. While numerous patients at Everest Medical Group have had tremendous success with regenerative medicine, it is important to remember that the treatment results are different for each individual patient. Thus, if you are considering regenerative medicine, it is important to schedule a consultation with our provider who will review your medical/surgical history, medications and allergies as well as perform a physical exam to determine if regenerative medicine may benefit you. Initial or additional imaging such as an MRI or X-ray may also be ordered at this time to further assess your condition.
They are injections after all, so you may feel a bit of stinging, but only for a few seconds. Most patients describe a temporary burning sensation, although it doesn’t last long. If you’re sensitive to pain or are getting the injections in a sensitive area, your practitioner can apply a topical numbing cream. This type of cream decreases some of the stinging sensation from the injection and minimizes your discomfort.