What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine is an integrative approach to healing. This treatment uses your body’s natural abilities to heal itself from the inside out and can be effective in addressing a number of acute and chronic injuries and conditions.
The mesenchymal stem cells used for regenerative medicine contain special growth factors that may help produce new, healthy cells to replace those damaged by illness or injury. The cells also contain anti-inflammatory properties that may naturally reduce swelling. Research shows that these mesenchymal stem cells may help provide you long-term relief from your pain and disability.
What conditions can benefit from regenerative medicine?
Dr. Gordon, DC, and her experienced team may recommend regenerative medicine to improve your health and alleviate pain from conditions like:
- Sports injuries
- Cartilage tears
- Degenerative disc disease
Treatment is an option for many areas of the body where damage or disease is making it difficult to function. Dr. Gordon, DC, creates a custom treatment plan after a careful evaluation of your symptoms and your medical history.
What does regenerative medicine involve?
Dr. Gordon, DC, and her professional medical team use mesenchymal stem cells for regenerative medicine. The mesenchymal cells are harvested from the birth of live full-term healthy babies that were pre-screened and pre-approved for the process.
The medical professionals at Chicago Chiropractic Center inject the mesenchymal stem cells into the diseased or damaged tissue.
How long until I can see results from regenerative medicine?
Cell regeneration doesn’t occur overnight. However, many cells begin their work, repairing injured tissue and damaged bone, soon after injection. In the weeks after treatment, you can begin to see a noticeable difference in your pain levels and functionality. Optimal results can take up to three months, depending on your condition and overall health.
In many cases, you can return to your usual activities after your regenerative medicine treatments. Your medical professional at the Chicago Chiropractic Center may suggest avoiding strenuous activities and getting extra rest after your session to speed up the healing process.
To find out if regenerative medicine is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gordon, DC, online or by calling Chicago Chiropractic Center today.