Alternative Medicine located in Potomac, MD
Your body has the incredible capacity to heal itself from the inside out. At RegenMD in Potomac, Maryland, the experienced team of board-certified physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physician assistants and physical therapists offer the latest in regenerative medicine techniques, including stem cell and PRP treatments, to encourage the natural healing process. You can find relief from painful injuries, chronic health conditions like osteoarthritis, muscle and nerve damage, and defy aging through our Men’s Regenerative Health program. To find out how regenerative medicine can end your pain and improve your functionality, schedule a consultation online or by phone.
Regenerative Medicine Q & A
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine uses your biology to alleviate pain and repair tissues that have been damaged by disease, injury, or age. At RegenMD, the board-certified physicians use your blood components, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells, to stimulate your body’s natural healing process.
Recent advancements in regenerative medicine have opened the door to more effective treatment and therapies. Stem cell therapy, for example, can treat various age-related degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis and early-stage avascular necrosis.
How Do Stem Cells Work?
Stem cells have the unique capability to become numerous different types of cells. They can repair cells, tissues, and organs. These types of cells are an essential part of regenerative medicine, and your RegenMD provider extracts them from your blood or bone marrow for your treatment.
In stem cell therapy, your RegenMD physician extracts your stem cells and injects them back into the area where you have injury, inflammation, or chronic disease. Cells continue to develop over time, forming new tissue to repair or replace damaged muscles, organs, or bone.
Your RegenMD provider can determine if stem cell therapy is the right choice for you based on your overall health and treatment goals.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
PRP is another form of regenerative medicine that relies on your blood plasma to grow new cells in the treatment area. PRP therapy can heal conditions that have resulted from trauma, injury, or age, including:
- Joint pain
- Muscle sprains
- Tendon and ligament injuries
PRP is also useful in relieving inflammation and pain without the need for surgery.
If your RegenMD provider recommends PRP therapy for you, they extract a sample of your blood and prepare it using a centrifuge to separate the blood plasma from the other components of your blood. Once the sample is ready, they inject the plasma back into the injured area.
Does Regenerative Medicine Provide Long-Lasting Results?
Yes. Regenerative therapies encourage your body to heal itself naturally, without surgery or reliance on medications. As this therapy treats the root of your problem, you can expect long-lasting results with improved functionality and reduced pain levels.
Your RegenMD provider makes a customized care plan to help you achieve the maximum benefits available through these innovative therapies. Learn more by calling the office or booking online.