HOW REGENERATIVE MEDICINE WORKS?
Our body has a natural way to manage pain and heal. When we get cuts or scrapes, our bodies repair themselves through innate healing processes on their own. When we catch a cold, our bodies also respond by fighting the virus causing it. What if it was possible to harness the power of the body to heal and then accelerate it in a clinically relevant way? What if we could help the body heal better from disease or injury? The answer can be found in regenerative medicine.
We Feature FlowerAmnioFlo Injections
Joint pain is a common form of pain that affects people of all ages. Though joint pain may impair your day-to-day life, treatment options such as amniotic fluid injections can offer much-needed pain relief. If you are experiencing joint pain, you may be the ideal candidate for amniotic fluid joint injections.
How do amniotic fluid injections work?
Amniotic fluid contains different naturally occurring growth factors which stimulate cellular growth. This stimulation promotes healing, proliferation and cellular differentiation. They also contain some proteins and substances that lead to tissue repair or regeneration of tissue.
WHAT IS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?
Regenerative medicine is a discipline of medicine that focuses on utilizing and optimizing natural self-healing processes to improve or recover our health. It includes methods like the following:
- Tissue engineering
- Cellular therapies
With its innate ability to heal, the human body can sometimes make you forget that wounds and accidents can happen at a moment’s notice. However, modern advancements in science are also pleasant reminders that there are other things such as regenerative medicine that can make our lives easier and make us feel better more quickly.
More and more cellular therapies under this medical field are surfacing that could completely change how we treat illness and disease. Currently, most clinical treatments have even focused on alleviating symptoms, but cellular therapies are designed to cure illnesses at their roots, and it needs a lot more research and trials.
Regenerative medicine goes beyond the norm with how your body is treated. That’s why our services at All Star Health focuses on recovery such as auto accidents, therapeutic massages, and pain medicine.
To find out why you should consider regenerative medicine, here are 11 Most Frequently Asked Questions you might have before getting in touch with us:
What Benefits Does FlowerAmnioFlo Treatment Offer?
- Amniotic rely on naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agents and contain NO STEROIDS.
- Amniotic help lubricate the cartilage since they contain hyaluronic acid (a natural lubricant of the joint)
- Amniotic contain growth factors which stimulate tissue growth.
Osteoarthritis, ligament, and tendon injuries are very common problems. FlowerAmnioFlo therapy for knee, feet, ankles, hips, elbows, wrist, hand, etc. is a non-surgical alternative for those who suffer from pain.
Surgeries can be painful and require an extended rehabilitation time. Regenerative medicine procedures such as FlowerAmnioFlo therapy allow the body to heal itself by providing building blocks known as stem cells that stimulate the body’s natural healing processes to work.
1. What Does Regenerative Medicine Do?
Regenerative medicine focuses on using natural self-healing processes by replacing human cells or tissues to restore or re-establish normal functions. These treatments include both in vivo and in vitro procedures.
Studies and trials that are performed inside a living body are in vivo procedures. This works by stimulating previously irreparable cells to heal themselves. In vitro treatments, on the other hand, are applied to the body through implantation of certain therapies that have ongoing studies inside laboratories.
The instances when the body has tissue loss motivated the development of therapies that regenerate tissues and decrease reliance on transplants. For example, stem cells transformed into liver cells could potentially be placed in the body of someone with a damaged liver. These healthy cells could then restore the liver’s health using the body’s natural healing process — the “good” cells replacing the “bad” ones or teaching them to become healthy once again.
With the different types of regenerative medicine, there could be no more concern about adverse effects like the body rejecting transplanted cells since treatment is inspired by natural body functions that make use of a person’s own stem cells.
2. What are some types of this medicine?
There are three types of regenerative medicine that can help you heal your body. The most commonly known types are:
- Medical Devices
- Tissue Engineering
- Cellular Therapies
We practice regenerative therapies here at All Star Health . Our experts have been specializing in their respective fields for years.
3. Does my insurance or Medicare cover Regenerative Medicine treatments?
In addition to our complimentary benefits check we offer pre-authorization for regenerative medicine treatments. Once our board-certified medical providers and chiropractors have examined you and determined that regenerative medicine is the best course of action, they will submit a pre-authorization to your insurance/Medicare provider. Once approved, then treatment can begin. All aspects of the pre-authorization process are handled by our staff, so all you have to do is concentrate on your health.
4. What are stem cells?
As the fundamental building blocks of human tissue, stem cells are capable of repairing, rebuilding, and rejuvenating tissues throughout the body. They respond to specific distress signals that a cell generates and facilitate the healing process in times of disease or injury.
Stem cell research is at the heart of regenerative medicine and is particularly promising for scientists studying it. Studies have shown that the tissue can regrow and heal if these cells are inserted into damaged or diseased tissues under the right conditions.
There’s still a lot of research to be done, but with the discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), scientists around the world are optimistic that stem cells could be used to help heal nearly any type of tissue in the body. Plus, iPS cells can also be derived from the blood and skin.
5. Does the regenerative therapy procedure hurt?
It actually involves less pain since regenerative therapy does not require any invasive procedures. In most of our pain clinic sessions, treatment also consists of a single injection, so the procedure typically takes only a few minutes of your time and can be completed in a single office visit.
6. Does my age matter when I receive regenerative treatment?
Yes, the results of your treatment will also depend on your age, among other factors. This is why our board-certified medical providers and chiropractors strive to provide you with comprehensive information about your treatment outcomes during your consultations with us.
7. Is it safe to use regenerative medicine like stem cells?
Stem cell therapies and other types of regenerative therapy are safe to use when administered properly by qualified professionals. Currently, the FDA has not approved any stem cell-based products for use, other than cord blood-derived hematopoietic progenitor cells (blood-forming stem cells) for certain indications. However, certain therapies have been approved in Europe already, and there have also been FDA-approved regenerative medicine under the category of biologics, cell-based medical devices, and biopharmaceuticals. At All Star Health, our products have been rigorously tested in accordance with FDA guidelines. Thousands of patients have also used already our tissue allografts with no adverse effects, so you don’t have to worry about the safety of our practices.
8. When will I start feeling the benefits of regenerative therapy?
Your recovery time will vary depending on the area that is being treated, your personal health history, and the severity of your injury. You can ask our board-certified medical providers and chiropractors for further information about your recovery timeline.
WHY DO WE NEED REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?
Regenerative medicine can help other people with chronic or fatal diseases. It provides one with the ability to create new tissue or replace damaged or missing tissues. This branch of research requires significant clinical trials to help understand how we can make the lives of people better through things like stem cell research and biopharmaceuticals.
There will come a time when the loss of limb will be nothing more than an easy transplant, but for now, our advancements in the research and furthering of regenerative medicine will have to continuously work hard through clinical trials and a little bit of support from you. Just imagine how cellular therapies could completely change how we treat illness and disease.
For more detailed and up-to-date information, schedule a consultation and assessment with us. Give us a call today at 844-844-5300 or visit us to book an appointment.