Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Allegiant Integrative Medicine

Medical Center located in Burns, OR

Regenerative medicine is coming soon to Allegiant Integrative Medicine (AIM) in Burns, Oregon. The skilled doctors of AIM know that this alternative presents an effective nonsurgical solution to relieve your pain and help you recover from injuries to your muscles, soft tissues, joints, and beyond. From mesenchymal stem cell injections to platelet-rich plasma therapy, regenerative medicine is designed to assist your body’s natural healing process. If you’re interested in regenerative medicine and learning more, call Allegiant Integrative Medicine to book an appointment.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is designed to use your own body to heal itself with specialized methods and techniques, such as certain fluids, platelets, and other naturally occurring cells.

Soon, AIM will be offering effective regenerative medicine therapies and additional treatments, including mesenchymal stem cells, platelet-rich plasma therapy, and steroid injections.

Specific cells, such as mesenchymal stem cells are helpful for regenerating and healing purposes.

After your doctor injects you with mesenchymal stem cells or your own platelets, research shows that the growth factors start to work and help trigger the growth of cells in the target area. Over the weeks following your treatment, new tissues form, and your cells continue to grow and divide.

What is platelet-rich plasma therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma therapy involves using platelets and growth factors derived from your blood drawn from your arm in the office.

Using a special machine, your doctor concentrates your platelets and growth factors until they’re much richer. The concentrated platelets are then injected back into the injured area, such as your knee.

What are mesenchymal stem cells?

Mesenchymal stem cells are regenerative “building blocks” of your body that have the potential to repair your body by becoming a cartilage cell, a muscle cell, or some other type of cell.

Your doctor harvests the mesenchymal stem cells from donor cord tissue from the birth of live full-term healthy babies. Typically, medical professionals discard the umbilical cord after birth, but beneficial mesenchymal stem cells can be harvested from this umbilical cord tissue and safely stored for later use.

Your doctor injects the mesenchymal stem cells into your treatment area. The entire process generally takes around 30-60 minutes.

Which areas of the body can be treated with regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine can be beneficial for healing your:

  • Knees
  • Shoulders
  • Hips
  • Elbows
  • Ankles
  • Wrists

Regenerative medicine therapies, such as mesenchymal stem cell treatments and platelet-rich plasma therapy, can help heal many problems with your bones, soft tissues, and musculoskeletal system, such as arthritis.

How long does regenerative medicine take to work?

Regenerative medicine can take some time since it is prompting your body to heal, make new tissues, and regenerate cells. Most people report a significant improvement in their pain levels in around two months, but others might find relief in just a few weeks.

If you notice little improvement or no improvement, your AIM doctor might recommend repeating the treatment to further boost the growth of healthy new tissues.

Start by booking your consultation online or call AIM today.

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