As the very foundation of every cell in your body, the primary role of stem cells is to maintain and repair the tissue in which they are found. Stem cells have the ability to develop — through a process called differentiation — and self-renew (make copies of themselves) into many different types of cells, such as skin cells, brain cells, lung cells and more. Stem cells are a key component of regenerative medicine, as they create opportunities for new clinical applications. developing completely new ways to treat and manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart failure, and degenerative nerve, bone and joint conditions.
There are four different types of stem cells – they originate from different areas of the body, and they have different healing functionalities:
Traditionally, medicine has only treated the symptoms that disease, illness and injury cause, rather than treating the root cause of these conditions. Regenerative medicine is a game-changing frontier, and takes a different approach altogether- it holds the promise of being able to actually heal a patient’s body from within. Regenerative medicineis the ability to use the latest in medical technology to help restore structure and function to damaged tissues and organs within the body.
At Regenerative Sports, Spine and Spa our quality control program ensures that our Platlet Rich Plasma (PRP) preparations are consistent and high quality, and our PRP preparations can be individualized to meet your specific therapy needs.
Platlet Rich Plasma (PRP)has been in the news and written about in scientific and medical journals regarding its potential effectiveness toward treating injuries. Several famous athletes such as Tiger Woods, tennis star Rafael Nadal and several others have received PRP for knee and chronic tendon injuries, and many of them credit PRP therapies toward returning them more quickly to their sport. Here are a few of the questions surrounding PRP, and how it works as a treatment:
Within regenerative medicine stem cells are being used and studied to help heal tissue. Exosomes, (which are extracellular vesicles – or small structure within a cell – released from cells), are showing exciting promise – they are demonstrating great ability to provide therapy benefits. Exosomes are released from cells in response to injuries, and research is showing that exosomes play a key role in coagulation – when blood changes from a liquid to a gel, forming a clot. One of the most promising uses of exosomes within orthopaedics involves rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disorder in which inflammation leads to pain and degradation of joints.
The future of regenerative medicine is quickly evolving to become a reality, and at Regenerative Sports, Spine & Spa, we offer cells for therapeutic use in patients, and will tailor your therapy to meet your specific needs and goals.
At Regenerative Sports, Spine & Spa we’re well-versed on sports injury therapies, and offer treatment for back, shoulder, knee, hip pain – as well as spinal injuries. Our goal is to get you back to feeling like yourself, so that you can resume your normal activity level quickly. We understand that a sports injury can be anywhere on the spectrum of annoying to a catastrophic event – they can effect even the most seasoned athlete or the novice weekend warrior. Serious athletes must understand that managing their injury effectively is part of the game they must play to achieve continued success, also that rehabilitation skills are similar to sports skills.
There are four factors which influence recovery:
A spinal cord has four sections, and each section protects different nerve groups that controls the body. Spinal cord injuries vary in severity, and the severity can depend on the spinal sectionthat is injured. The four different spinal sections, and the areas they affect are:
Spinal cord injuries can vary in severity – and can be classified as either a complete spinal cord injury, causing permanent damage to the area of the spinal cord affected, or an incomplete spinal cord injury, which is partial damage to the spinal cord, but still retains the ability of movement and feeling, depending on the area of spinal injury.
At Regenerative Sports, Spine & Spa, our goal and passion is to get people back to their lives, whether they are derailed by injury, they are not feeling like themselves, or if the natural aging process has slowed them down. We help our clients get back to work, sports, daily activities and beauty, so they can enjoy their lives again.