Health Conditions That May Benefit From Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine harnesses your body’s own ability to heal itself. When you’re living with chronic pain or persistent mobility issues because of disease or musculoskeletal injuries, Tammy J. Penhollow, DO, can help.

As a regenerative medicine specialist, Dr. Penhollow offers innovative regenerative medicine therapies at Precision Regenerative Medicine. She focuses on increasing the efficiency of your healing by treating the root cause of your pain with your body’s own cells.

How regenerative medicine works

Regenerative medicine involves injections of your own (autologous) platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a substance found naturally in your blood. PRP contains special growth factors that trigger your body to heal itself by producing new, healthy cells to replace those damaged by injury or disease.

During regenerative medicine therapy, Dr. Penhollow accesses the PRP she uses in your treatment by withdrawing a sample of blood from your body. She must process the blood in a centrifuge, a device that spins quickly to separate PRP from other blood materials.

The resulting high concentration of PRP is what Dr. Penhollow injects into the injured or diseased area of your body. Over time, the PRP triggers your body to produce new cells to heal your injury. Because treatment addresses the cause of your pain and other symptoms, you can expect your results to be long-lasting.

We also offer your body’s own mesenchymal (MSC) stem cell injections from bone marrow to address musculoskeletal damage. Stem cell therapy works similarly to PRP therapy, except stem cells have the unique ability to regenerate into many other types of specialized cells.  Injected stem cells can differentiate into bone cells, nerve cells, muscle cells, and other soft tissue cells to heal your injuries or damage from disease.

Ideal candidates for regenerative medicine therapy

Regenerative medicine therapies using autologous PRP injections are a safe and effective treatment for many people. We conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your medical history, the nature of your injury, and your existing health to determine if PRP injections are a treatment option for you.  Before offering injection therapy as part of a comprehensive program to bring the whole body to wellness, we first optimize your health; this includes using an anti-inflammatory approach to diet and often use prescription supplements for the musculoskeletal system and the digestive system.

Typically, adult patients in good health may qualify for regenerative medicine therapy to ease the symptoms of a variety of injuries and diseases like:

Regenerative medicine is also an effective way to ease pain and heal common sports injuries.

Benefits of regenerative medicine for orthopedic injuries

Regenerative medicine is an effective way to treat musculoskeletal injuries without invasive surgery. In fact, autologous PRP or bone marrow derived stem cell therapy may delay or prevent the need for surgery by helping your body heal itself from the inside out.

You can also expect to heal faster from your injuries using regenerative medicine. Your body continues producing new cells in the weeks and months after your injection, so your results continue improving over time.

Regenerative medicine therapies are convenient and quick. Dr. Penhollow performs your injections in a comfortable office environment using precision delivery with ultrasound and/or fluoroscopic x-ray guidance.. You won’t need to limit your activities for an extended period of time and side effects of treatment are minimal.

To find out how regenerative medicine therapies using your own PRP or your own mesenchymal stem cells can benefit you, call Precision Regenerative Medicine or book a consultation online today. 

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