Regenerative medicine is the future of medical care. This field of medicine focuses on stimulating your body’s own repair mechanisms to heal previously irreparable tissues or organs. Though an emerging area of health care, interventional pain management physiatrist, David E. Reece, DO, FAAPM&R, FAANEM, at APMI Wellness Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland, offers many types of regenerative medicine treatments. To learn more about regenerative medicine and how it can help you, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Regenerative Medicine Q & A
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine is a branch of medicine and research that deals with tissue engineering and molecular biology. The focus of regenerative medicine is to replace, engineer, or regenerate cells, tissues, or organs to restore or establish normal function.
Though it’s in the early stages of research and treatment, regenerative medicine may potentially heal or replace tissues and organs damaged by age, disease, or trauma. The goal of regenerative medicine is to successfully treat injuries and diseases that were previously untreatable.
APMI Wellness Center is an advanced practice on the forefront of medical care that specializes in regenerative medicine.
What are the types of regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine at APMI Wellness Center focuses on treatments that stimulate your body’s natural healing powers to repair your damaged or diseased tissue.
Types of regenerative medicine include:
PRP treatment contains a high concentration of your body’s own platelets. When injected into the target area of your body, the influx of platelets triggers a natural healing response and activates growth factors and other substances that enhance healing on the cellular level.
Stem cells are your body’s undifferentiated cells. These cells have the ability to transform into specialized cells to replace and repair old, diseased, or damaged cells.
As another form of regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy uses the healing powers of stem cells. During your therapy, your provider injects the stem cells directly into your diseased or damaged tissue to support the healing and repair process.
Am I a candidate for regenerative medicine?
When you visit APMI Wellness Center for a regenerative medicine consultation, Dr. Reece conducts a comprehensive evaluation to fully understand your health concerns, needs, and goals.
You may be a candidate for regenerative medicine if you suffer from:
A sports injury
Neck or back pain
A sprain or strain
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Stem Cell Therapy
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Meet Dr. Reece
David Reece, DO, is an Interventional Spine & Pain Physiatrist. He is an Osteopathic Physician (DO) obtaining his Medical Degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His primary specialty Board Certification is in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) with additional subspecialty Board Certifications in Interventional Spine & Pain Medicine, as well as Neuromuscular Electrodiagnostics. Dr. Reece is also certified in Medical Acupuncture. He completed his internship and residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) and completed an ACGME accredited joint Interventional Pain Fellowship at WRNMMC with Johns Hopkins, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Reece specializes in treating complex pain and neuromuscular disorders, acute and chronic musculoskeletal sports injuries, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, headaches, and polytrauma amputee rehabilitation. Dr. Reece incorporates an expansive variety of fluoroscopically and ultrasound-guided interventional procedures, along with regenerative medicine injections, acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, and other complimentary alternative medicine modalities into his comprehensive pain management strategy. He is also an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Dr. Reece may combine your regenerative medicine treatment with other wellness therapies available at APMI Wellness Center, such as massage therapy, fitness, or nutrition.
To schedule your regenerative medicine consultation at APMI Wellness Center, call the office or request an appointment online today.