Regenerative Medicine Specialist

CLI Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine & Chiropractor located in Palm Harbor, FL

Are you tired of living with osteoarthritis pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, chronic knee pain, or other types of joint-related discomfort? The team of regenerative medicine specialist at CLI Integrative Medicine can help. They offer regenerative medicine therapy, an advanced approach to pain relief and joint care that decreases joint inflammation, regenerates healthy tissues, promotes long-term healing, and helps restore joint function from the inside out. To learn more, call their Palm Harbor, Florida office today, or schedule an appointment online at any time.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative cells are found in bone marrow, blood vessels, muscles, skin, and other organs and tissues divide continuously to help maintain the tissues they’re in.

When you suffer any type of traumatic injury, these versatile and regenerative cells travel directly to the damaged area and transform themselves into the same type of tissue that needs to be repaired. By flooding the damaged area with new, fresh cells, regenerative cells effectively help speed up the healing process.

How does regenerative medicine work?

The goal of regenerative cell therapy is to alleviate pain and promote rapid healing by stimulating and enhancing your body’s natural tissue-repair cycle. The treatment involves using an ultrasound-guided injection to deliver a high concentration of regenerative cells directly into an injured or damaged joint.

The regenerative cells used in regenerative cell therapy are undifferentiated, meaning they can transform into virtually any type of tissue and perform a variety of healing functions. Undifferentiated regenerative cells can transform into ligament tissue, for example, and help a torn knee ligament. Other types of tissue they can transform into include:

  • Bone
  • Cartilage
  • Tendon
  • Muscle

Regenerative cells can be harvested from your own body (adult cells), or they can come from amniotic fluid, the protective liquid that surrounds a newborn baby in utero. Besides being rich in stem cells, this fluid also contains high levels of growth factors and hyaluronic acid, a natural anti-inflammatory lubricant that helps alleviate pain and improve mobility.

How can regenerative cell therapy help me?

Regenerative cell therapy is similar to traditional joint-pain treatments like cortisone and steroid shots in that it helps reduce inflammation to promote quick pain relief. What makes regenerative cell therapy more effective at providing long-lasting pain relief is the way in which it promotes rapid healing.

Regenerative cell therapy is considered a curative treatment, meaning once it heals tissue damage, the repair process is complete. It’s often used to treat:

  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • Tendon or ligament tears
  • Rotator-cuff injuries
  • Meniscus and Achilles injuries
  • Non-arthritis-related joint pain
  • Chronic lower-back pain
  • Persistent neck pain
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

Following a regenerative cell therapy session, the treatment continues working through your body’s corrective mechanisms to nurture tissue regeneration and stimulate optimal healing. Depending on the root cause of your joint pain, you could experience long-term or even permanent pain relief.

To learn more about the benefits of regenerative cell therapy, call CLI Integrative Medicine today or schedule an appointment online at any time.