Stem Cell Therapy & PRP Therapy
A promising and cutting-edge field, regenerative medicine harnesses the remarkable ability of the body’s own mechanisms to heal, replace, restore, and regenerate tissue.
In this treatment, cells from a patient’s own body – usually taken from the blood, fat cells, or bone marrow – are reinjected into an area of injury. These cells include “growth factors” that stimulate tissue growth to restore structure and function in damaged areas of the body.
Many patients are opting for this unique therapy for the following benefits:
- Quick and easy process
- Less invasive than traditional treatments like surgery
- Faster healing
- Relatively painless
Types of regenerative medicine treatments include:
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy. Blood taken from the patient is spun in a centrifuge to separate the blood cells from platelets. A concentrated amount of platelets, which are believed to have healing properties, is reinjected into the patient’s body to boost the body’s natural healing response in a particular area.
- Stem Cell Therapy. Stem cells are harvested from a patient’s own body — usually a very small amount from fat or bone marrow tissue – and these “blank slate” cells take on the function of whatever site they are transferred to, multiplying and replacing damaged tissue with healthy new tissue.
The range of injuries that can be treated with regenerative medicine continues to grow. Find out if it can be incorporated into your treatment plan by calling Louisiana Pain Care in Monroe or Ruston at (318) 323-6405, or use our convenient online appointment request form.