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Innovations in Regenerative Medicine
Back pain is one of the most common types of chronic pain that Americans are afflicted with. In fact, back pain is only second to the common cold in reasons why adult Americans visit the doctor. Back pain can be chronic, meaning long-term, or acute, meaning short-term. Acute back pain can usually be mitigated through conservative measures, such as hot or cold compresses, rest, massage therapy, or over-the-counter pain relievers. For chronic cases, the pain specialists at Desert Pain & Spine can recommend a number of alternative and interventional treatment options to provide long lasting pain relief.
Desert Pain Specialists is now working with a leading biopharmaceutical company who develops, manufactures and markets regenerative biologics utilizing human placental allografts for multiple sectors of healthcare.
Tissue regeneration has become the new standard for healing and repair. The goal of tissue regeneration is to repair and replace damaged or diseased tissue with healthy tissue that is fully functional, free of scar tissue, and completely replicates the healthy, pre-injury tissue.
This regenerative medicine material is derived from human amniotic membrane allograft. It contains natural factors, called growth factors, to modulate inflammation, reduce scar tissue formation and enhance healing.
What are growth factors? Growth factors are powerful agents that our bodies produce to signal cells to come to the target site, help the site heal, and help your own cells regenerate the damaged tissue. In essence, they act as a “stem cell magnet” drawing upon your own reservoir of stem cells that create a cascade of actions which are regenerative in nature and can have positive therapeutic results.
Conservative treatments of oral or topical anti-inflammatories and rest usually will help to heal inflammation resulting from injury. If additional treatment is needed, your doctor may recommend Epifix Micronized (dHACM).
Is a regenerative medicine injection right for me? You and your doctor may consider this an option if:
- You have been diagnosed with an injury resulting in inflammation.
- Conservative treatment such as anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, and bracing have not provided symptomatic relief of inflammation.
- You want a non-steroidal option or have reached your limit of steroid injection.
- If you wish to avoid or postpone surgical intervention.
As healing involves coordinated responses by numerous cell types from throughout the body to regenerate injured or tissues, please call the specialists at Desert Pain and Spine.