Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine

Integrative Medicine & Chiropractic located in Meridian, ID

Regenerative medicine is a powerful treatment method that uses special cells and related products to stimulate your body’s natural healing process. The integrative medicine team at Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine in Meridian, Idaho, is highly skilled in using regenerative medicine techniques such as stem cell transplantation to help heal painful health conditions. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine harnesses the power of stem cells to promote healing and the growth of new, healthy tissue. Using a process called differentiation, stem cells are able to transform into other types of specialist cells that can then replace lost or damaged cells all around your body.

Stem cells differ from other cells in three ways:

  • They are unspecialized
  • They can renew themselves through cell division, even after being dormant
  • When a stem cell divides, it can become a new, specialist cell

Using stem cell therapy, your practitioner can inject the cells into the area that’s causing you pain, promoting healing and stimulating new cell growth.

Where do stem cells come from?

Stem cells multiply in great numbers during fetal development, and there are therapies available that use donated umbilical cord blood as a source of cells. However, your own stem cells can be harvested and used to create a transplant therapy for you.

Fat and bone marrow are the areas with the richest sources of stem cells in adults, so your practitioner harvests cells from one of these areas and separates the stem cells from the sample in a centrifuge. The stem cells are then injected back into your body straight to the source of your pain.

What conditions are helped by regenerative medicine?

Conditions that show improvement following regenerative therapy include:

  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle injuries
  • Ligament and tendon injuries
  • Peripheral arterial-related disease

Stem cells are being used to treat an increasingly wide range of conditions as the science comes to understand better how the cells work and what they are capable of treating.

How is regenerative medicine administered?

You’ll need to visit the office for a practitioner to harvest your stem cells if you’re using your own cells for treatment, but this is a straightforward procedure that shouldn’t cause too much discomfort. When you come in for the therapy itself, your practitioner simply injects the stem cells into the affected area.

There’s no downtime or invasive procedures involved, and your provider discusses when you should expect to see the benefits of stem cell therapy.

If you’re experiencing musculoskeletal pain or discomfort, then regenerative medicine could be an effective form of treatment. To find out more, speak to a member of the integrative medicine team at Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.