Regenerative Medicine Therapy for Chronic Pain
Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists, in collaboration with the Vitality Center of Colorado, have begun offering a variety of regenerative medicine therapies designed to help improve healing and performance, and reduce the risk of pain and injury.
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medical therapies, like the PRP injections and stem cell treatments available at CIPain, can help slow or even reverse the pain and degeneration of your soft tissues. Even better, they require only minimally invasive procedures, and little to no rehabilitation afterward. They do not rely on drugs or prosthetics, but rather, use the body’s own regenerative ability to heal naturally and keep you stronger longer.
What Therapies Are Currently Being Offered at CIPain?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) consists of concentrated platelets and growth factors that promote healing and regeneration of injured tissues. PRP is derived from your own body and is 100% natural. PRP injections are an increasingly popular alternative to surgery and safer long term than shots of steroids. These therapies have proven to be effective for patients of all ages, although still investigational by most insurance companies.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy, also referred to as stem cell treatment or cell therapy, helps the body repair itself naturally. The cells neutralize inflammation and accelerate healing. They have the potential to regenerate injured cartilage tissue, tendons, bone, muscle, ligaments, and vertebral disc cartilage.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Bio-identical hormone replacement (BHRT) utilizes hormones derived from natural plant sources that are exactly the same as those produced naturally by the body. Hormone replacement therapy can improve the overall health and wellbeing of aging individuals by improving sex drive, mental function, and energy levels while reducing the risk of cardiovascular and associated diseases. Bio-identical hormones are not only safe and effective, they pose none of the risks commonly reported to be associated with synthetic hormone replacement treatments.
What Conditions are Best Suited for Regenerative Medicine Treatments?
Joints and soft-tissue injuries and conditions treated with regenerative therapy include:
- Joint pain
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Hands and feet
- Achilles tendonitis
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Bicep tendonitis
In addition, regenerative medicine therapy can help with chronic pain and inflammation issues, while helping to improve athletic performance and overall functionality of aging individuals. Evidence has shown that regenerative medicine treatments have been able to reduce the incidence of injury and actually can work to prevent soft-tissue damage in the future, while improving mental health and giving the individual an overall sense of health and wellbeing.
While more studies are being done into exactly how regenerative medicine works, there has been clear evidence that suggesting that these treatments can be important in helping heal chronic pain and injury while preventing further injury in the future.
What Is the Next Step?
If you or your physician think you might be a candidate for regenerative medicine therapy, you should contact Colorado and Injury Pain Specialists today to schedule an initial consultation. We provide all our therapies in collaboration with The Vitality Center of Colorado, the area’s most advanced clinic for the treatment of chronic pain through the use of regenerative medicine. For more information about The Vitality Center of Colorado, please visit their website at thevitalitycenters.com.