Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Pro-Active Medical Center

Medical Center located in Niceville, FL

If you’re experiencing chronic, nagging pain or inflammation in your shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, or ankles, regenerative medicine from the integrated team at Pro-Active Medical Center may be able to help. Located in Niceville, Florida, the team provides expert treatment and personalized service to address your pain with the least invasive procedures possible, like regenerative medicine. To set up a consultation, call Pro-Active Medical Center, or book a visit online today.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a branch of medicine that combines the principles and techniques used in biotechnology and tissue engineering to address chronic pain and inflammation associated with arthritis, joint pain, and degenerative joint conditions. At Pro-Active Medical Center, the team uses mesenchymal stem cells to support the natural healing process of your body to repair and replace damaged tissues, including cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.

What are mesenchymal stem cells?

Mesenchymal stem cells are harvested from umbilical cord tissue from healthy, full-term infants who are pre-screened for the process. The mesenchymal stem cells are collected and processed to sterilize them before being combined with thickening agents to form an injectable liquid.

Using the mesenchymal stem cell fluid, your provider performs an injection into the injured joint or tissues to promote healing of the injured area. This injection takes less than 10 minutes and is comparable to getting a flu shot.

How does regenerative medicine work?

Regenerative medicine works by introducing mesenchymal stem cells into injured tissues in order to promote healing. Once introduced, the mesenchymal stem cells scan and identify which tissues are injured and need to be replaced by new, healthy tissues. Mesenchymal stem cells then differentiate into different types of cells, including bone, cartilage, and muscle cells.

These new cells then grow and develop over the following weeks and months to repair and replace the damaged tissues. As this process begins on the cellular level, it may take some time to notice an improvement in your symptoms. Follow-up treatments may also be recommended depending on the severity of your diagnosis or the size of the treatment area.

What conditions can benefit from regenerative medicine?

The team at Pro-Active Medical Center recommends regenerative medicine for healthy patients with chronic joint pain or inflammation that want to avoid taking prescription drugs or having surgery for their discomfort. Mesenchymal stem cells may be beneficial for you if you have one of the following conditions:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Worn out cartilage, lost cartilage, or bone-on-bone arthritis
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle pain

To determine if you’re a candidate for regenerative medicine, the team begins with a thorough consultation and physical exam. They may also refer you for X-rays or an MRI to determine the extent of joint damage you have.

Find out more about regenerative medicine by booking an appointment online or calling Pro-Active Medical Center now.