Regenerative medicine is focused around the idea that the body can heal itself if it is given the right tools. Using different treatment options, we are able to encourage your body’s cells to naturally regrow, giving you a healing that you may have never thought was possible. These treatments include introducing stem cells and platelet rich plasma for regenerative medicine.
Stem Cells Treatment
With chameleon-like properties, stem cells lie in wait in our body until “activated,” differentiating, or acting as, almost any kind of cell needed by the body. In order to begin this differentiating process, all that is needed present are cytokines or some form of growth factor.
Known as “signaling molecules,” cytokines are just proteins that are released by cells to affect other cells. They are specifically used by the body to regulate cell populations through maturation, growth and responsiveness. While they are used to affect other cells, there are ways in which cytokines affect one another, forming complex chains of reactions in the body. While the term “growth factor” is often used almost interchangeably with cytokine, growth factors are generally associated specifically with substances which encourage cell division.
Not only are stem cells able to act like other cells in the body, but they are also capable of attracting other stem cells, activating them and creating a chain of cells which can act as heart cells or skin cells or a multitude of other options. In this way, we are able to extract stem cells from your body, give them the proper environment and cytokines by which they can differentiate, and replace them in your body where they are needed to heal conditions from chronic injury to degeneration.
There are a variety of ways by which we can perform this procedure, and our highly experienced staff will be happy to discuss your options with you thoroughly so we can help you decide which is best.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
Extracted from whole blood, PRP contains platelets, stem cells, and several other elements which are crucial to your body’s ability to regenerate. Platelets in particular are used naturally in the body for blood clotting, wound formation and wound healing. In this way, we are able to inject activated PRP into the problem area, releasing cytokines which in turn attract healing cells like stem cells. The stem cells then attract other stem cells, creating an environment of healthy blood flow, natural healing and tissue regeneration.
Because PRP is the easiest to obtain from the body, it is also the most inexpensive option. However, it is still a powerful procedure that can be everything you need to heal and get back on your feet.
Contact us at Summit Health Group today to see which treatment may be right for you and to find out more about the power of regenerative medicine. Find the relief you’ve been looking for! 805-499-4446