Regenerative medicine refers to treatment that uses your body’s own tissue—or grafted tissue from the placenta or umbilical cord—to heal injuries and fight disease. We offer two regenerative medicine procedures at our clinic: platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapy.
One or both of these options may help you recover from chronic conditions or injuries that never seem to improve. Below is a quick synopsis of each procedure we perform at our facility in Naples, FL and the conditions we recommend them for.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Also known as plasma concentrates, this treatment has been studied extensively for around 30 years. PRP is a cost-effective alternative to fibrin glue, which is often beyond the resources of most patients.
The main healing factor in PRP is platelets, which are harvested from your own blood. Platelets are responsible for blood clotting and provides growth factors and mediators to increase healing. When PRP is applied to an injured area, it will help the body finish the healing process and strengthen weakened tissue.
PRP is an excellent treatment for tendon problems, since many of them arise from repetitive stress injuries that never get a full opportunity to heal. The treatment is also effective for issues with ligaments, meniscus, cartilage, bone and intervertebral discs.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells are unique in that they adopt the formation of the tissues and other cells around them. This makes them extremely effective in damaged tissue situations like arthritis or injuries where a patient faces ripped tendons and ligaments or diminished cartilage. Injecting stem cells in these areas allows them to rebuild missing tissues so patients can resume full range of motion and enjoy their favorite activities.
We harvest stem cells from consensual donors who’ve completed successful full-term c-sections. Cells come from the placenta or umbilical cord, not fetuses. Once secured, the cells are formed into a concentrate that is ready to be injected into injured areas. After that occurs, the regeneration process begins.
Since the cells take on the characteristics of your own cells, they are recognized as part of your body and your immune system will not reject them. There is also minimal procedural risk because you do not require anesthesia or risk secondary infections, as you would with surgical treatments.
Stem cell therapy is extremely versatile! So far, we have used it to help patients expedite the healing process for the following types of injuries and conditions:
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Localized back or neck pain
- Osteoarthritis in knees, shoulders and hips
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Sports injuries
- Tennis elbow
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Both of these procedures are performed at our state-of-the art clinic in Naples, FL, by experienced medical professionals. Appointments are normally between 15 and 60 minutes, and in the case of stem cell therapy, only one treatment is necessary. Your treatment plan may also include bodywork and exercises to help you maintain your new strength and mobility.
Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology takes pride in offering patients regenerative medicine options like PRP and stem cell therapy. Contact us today if you’re interested in learning more about these treatments and how they may benefit you.
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