Regenerative Medicineis a fast-growing branch of medicine which focuses on regenerating damaged tissues using human cells. These cells can come from the patients own bone marrow, adipose (fat) tissue or blood, in addition to Whartons Jelly, amniotic, or umbilical cord tissue donated by healthy mothers during C-section births. These cells are injected into the body, bringing with them a host of growth factors, cytokines, and mesenchymal stem cells. The healing properties create an inflammatory response by the body while generating scaffolding and recruiting the cell types necessary to heal the damaged tissues. Regenerative Medicine is proven a viable option for healing damaged tendons, ligaments, muscles and even bone.
The two most commonly-known modalities used in Regenerative Medicine arePlatelet Rich Plasma(PRP) andStem Cell Therapy. PRP uses the growth factors within the patients own blood to provide notable healing for soft-tissue injuries. During this simple, yet effective procedure, the patients blood is drawn, treated to isolate the beneficial nutrients, and injected into the injured area(s). Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine uses this modality alongside Physical Medicine and Rehab services to help patients get the most out of their treatment plans. The focus of this article, however, will be Stem Cell Therapy.
Stem Cell Therapy, while similar in concept to PRP, is a much more advanced treatment option. This technique has generated much discussion in recent years, due to its remarkable results and wide applicability. Stem Cell Therapy can use autologous tissues (derived from the patients body) or allogeneic tissues (derived from an outside source). Both methods can produce excellent results and are even seen as a viable alternative to surgery in many cases. Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine uses aWhartons Jellyproduct which is stored in a liquid nitrogen tank, allowing us to preservelive stem cellsprior to the injection. Many other clinics offering Stem Cell Therapy in Austin cannot offer this to their patients.
Stem Cell Therapy is also being tested as a possible solution to other conditions including strokes, blood disease and diabetes, to name a few.
In addition to the superior products Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine uses for Stem Cell Therapy, we also provide our patients with an abundance of information and guidance to increase the likelihood of a great outcome. Following are some helpful pre and post-injection instructions to enhance the effectiveness of Regenerative Medicine procedures:
Refrain from taking NSAIDs (Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Celebrex, Naproxen, Mobic, etc.) for one week prior to the injection. These can interfere with the initial inflammatory response created by the stem cells. Instead, take acetaminophen if necessary.
Stay hydrated prior to your procedure. We recommend that patients drink at least 72 ounces of water per day for three days prior to the injection.
Reduce the amount of sugar, calories and triglycerides in your diet for at least one week prior to the injection.
Allow our healthcare providers to review any diagnostic imaging (MRIs, X-Rays, EMGs) to ensure your candidacy for the procedure.
While soreness should occur, it is best to continue carrying out light activities around your home, or even incorporating some low-impact walking into your daily routine. These are both better options than remaining completely sedentary, but use pain as your guideline for all activities.
Limit your use of the NSAIDs for the first six weeks after the injection. These drugs interfere with the inflammation process. Limiting them allows the body to set up the scaffolding necessary for tissue regeneration.
Consume a diet rich in lean meat, eggs, whole grains, fresh produce and healthy fats. This allows the body to optimize its internal processes, including healing.
ConsiderPhysical Therapy,Laser Therapyandsupportive bracesas options to help facilitate the recovery process.
This is just a fraction of the information Austin Preferred Integrative medicine provides to all Stem Cell patients. Unlike many other practices offering Stem Cell Therapy in Austin, we strive to work hand-in-hand with our patients. This philosophy helps our healthcare providers achieve the best results possible.
Austin Preferred also offers Free Consultations for in Stem Cell Therapy in Austin. Call (512) 442-2727 and email email@example.com with questions or to schedule your free consultation. You can also refer to ourServicesandConditionspages for more information on treatment at our practice.
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