Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Cactus Medical Center

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in Peoria, AZ

When you need relief from chronic pain in your joints and knees, consider groundbreaking Regenerative Medicine treatments. No surgery, No medication, simply regeneration of your joints. The leading pain-relief experts at Cactus Medical Center can evaluate whether you’re a candidate for regenerative medicine. This comprehensive alternative treatment is beneficial for chronic pain sufferers of knee pain, shoulder pain, arthritis, and so much more.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

Cactus Medical Center

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine involves using your body to heal itself, using naturally occurring cells and specialized fluids. It is an alternative treatment to avoid addictive narcotic medications and surgery. It involves using stem cells and regenerative tissues to help repair and renew injured tissues by activating cell regrowth.

Stem cells are our body’s natural internal repair system. In short, stem cells seek out damage in the body and work to regenerate and repair damaged tissue. Stem cells have been shown to help repair muscle, bone, cartilage and tendons.

Whorton’s Jelly is substance in the umbilical cord with the highest concentration of stem cells, structural proteins and growth factors that are all necessary for optimal joint regeneration.

The amniotic membrane of the placenta has a structural matrix, growth factors, collagen, elastin and tissues that are aide in joint repair.

The combination of these Regenerative Medicine products helps create the optimal environment for your joints to heal while the stem cells regenerate and repair the damaged tissues.

Once you’re injected with the amniotic allograft serum, the growth factors start to work, triggering cell growth in the area injected. Over the following few weeks, cells grow and divide, forming new tissues. This helps heal damaged or injured areas you have, without going through a surgical procedure.

Which areas can be treated with regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine with amniotic allograft treatments is beneficial for healing many types of bone and soft tissue problems, including arthritis. The injections help heal your:

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

How long does regenerative medicine take to work?

Because you are kickstarting your body into making new tissues, it does take some time for your regenerative medicine treatment to start working. Some patients report a dramatic reduction in their pain levels in as little as two months, while others experience improvement within a few weeks. It just depends on how quickly your body responds to the treatment.

 

Will I need more than one treatment with regenerative medicine?

Typically, just one treatment per joint or area is needed. Many patients come back for a second injection in a different joint after they feel the amazing results from their first treatment. However, If you don’t see any improvement after several months, or if you don’t notice significant improvement, our medical team might suggest repeating the treatment, just to further boost healthy tissue growth. They can let you know what to expect during your consultation and assessment appointment.

Do the regenerative medicine injections hurt?

They are injections after all, so you may feel a bit of stinging, but only for a few seconds. Most patients describe a temporary burning sensation, although it doesn’t last long. If you’re sensitive to pain or are getting the injections in a sensitive area, your practitioner can apply a topical numbing cream. This type of cream decreases some of the stinging sensation from the injection and minimizes your discomfort.

Is stem cell therapy safe?

Stem cell therapy doesn’t have any of the risky side effects that you get with surgery or certain medications. It is a very safe and simple procedure done in the office guided by ultrasound technology.

Cactus Medical Center leaves nothing to chance regarding your safety. This treatment is simple, safe and effective.

To learn more about how you can restore your mobility, heal your body, and enhance your quality of life with Regenerative Medicine treatments, call the office to schedule a consultation or book it online.