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:
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment
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 cell therapy
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
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.