How Regenerative Medicine Has Revolutionized the Treatment of Joint Pain

As part of our efforts to offer the latest treatment options, here at Back to Wellness, we’re pleased to make regenerative me

Nearly 55 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with arthritis, and this number is expected to rise to 78 million by 2040. Furthermore, 15 million adults report severe joint pain due to arthritis. What these numbers are meant to illustrate is that the incidence of joint pain is high, and getting higher still. 

The impact that joint pain has on our population is hard to overestimate. Whether arthritis is causing the discomfort or an acute injury, joint pain has been a moving target when it comes to effective treatments. 

As part of our efforts to offer the latest treatment options, here at Back to Wellness, we’re pleased to make regenerative medicine available to our patients in Bend, OR.

Here’s a look at how regenerative medicine is revolutionizing the way we treat joint pain.

What does regenerative mean?

While modern medicine has made huge strides in addressing any number of health problems, many of these techniques bypass the human body through interventional practices. While effective, researchers have long known that the best way to heal the human body is to work with it, using the powerful resources that already exist. In this way, we can encourage healing and repair for long-term and sustainable results.

And that’s where regenerative medicine comes in. According to the National Institutes of Health, “Regenerative medicine is the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects.”

And that sounds pretty ideal, right? The problem, however, has been figuring out ways to harness these powerful regenerative factors — but we’re cracking the code. 

Enter regenerative medicine

Researchers in the field of regenerative medicine is only beginning to scratch the surface of the potential applications for this approach to healing. We’re pleased to be on the front lines by offering our patients several therapies that are showing great promise in helping people overcome joint pain.

More specifically, we offer the following regenerative treatments:

Mesenchymal stem cell therapy

Your mesenchymal cells are responsible for the soft, connective tissue in your body, as well as bone. But mesenchymal stem cells are different from normal cells in that they have the ability to transform themselves into other cells and then multiply as that cell. 

What this means is that we introduce mesenchymal cells into areas near your damaged tissue, and they quickly transform themselves into the cells that are needed for repairing and rebuilding.

The regenerative treatment that’s right for you

When you come in, we perform a thorough evaluation of your joint pain to determine the best course of action. Because our regenerative medicine works with your body, the therapies are generally safe and effective, and readily accepted by your body. And that sure beats more invasive approaches like surgery.

If you’d like to explore the wonderful possibilities in regenerative medicine for ending your joint pain, please give us a call at 541-224-7097, send us a message here on our website, or use our easy and convenient online booking tool.

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