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Regenerative Medicine Specialist

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UpCare Clinics

Primary Care Practice & Dental Clinic located in Olathe, KS

If you injure yourself while playing sports or have a degenerative condition that causes pain, and you want to speed up your body’s healing process, consider regenerative medicine. This advanced treatment uses growth factors to ease pain and inflammation while promoting a speedy recovery. At UpcareClinics in Olathe, Kansas, their health care team offers regenerative medicine with stem cells to prevent joint pain and treat other musculoskeletal problems. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book a consultation online today.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a cutting-edge treatment technique that uses stem cells and growth factors to assist in the healing of diseased or damaged tissues and joints. 

Regenerative medicine techniques are minimally invasive and don’t require surgery. That results in less downtime, minimal side-effects, and a quicker recovery time overall.

What are some common conditions regenerative medicine treats?

At UpcareClinics, the team uses regenerative medicine to treat a variety of common problems, including:

  • Sports injuries
  • Torn ligaments and tendons
  • Joint pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Work-related injuries

You might also benefit from regenerative medicine following surgery. Undergoing a series of treatments after an orthopedic operation can lower your risk of uncomfortable side-effects like stiffness, swelling, and immobility.

What are the different types of regenerative medicine?

There are several types of regenerative medicine, including:

Stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy uses concentrated stem cell injections to encourage the production of new cells and tissue. Stem cells are unique in that they are pluripotent. That means in a laboratory setting, they can transform into any other type of cells, such as blood cells, muscle cells, or bone cells.

It’s possible to prevent further deterioration by injecting a solution of stem cells into injured or diseased joints or soft tissues. This compliments your body’s natural healing process for a quick and effective recovery.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

PRP therapy uses a concentrated platelet solution to encourage healing. Platelets are microscopic solids in your blood. They primarily act as clotting agents, but they also contain healing properties. 

A series of PRP injections can limit pain and discomfort caused by joint or soft-tissue injuries. Once the PRP solution enters your body, it encourages healthy blood flow, limiting swelling and inflammation.

Is regenerative medicine safe?

Regenerative medicine is safe and usually well-tolerated. These treatments use materials derived from your body, so there’s little risk of side-effects or complications.

You may experience soreness at each injection site in the days following your appointment, but it resolves quickly.

How long does it take to see the results of regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine doesn’t provide immediate results. It encourages your body to heal over a period of time, so it may take several weeks or months to achieve recovery. 

Make sure to follow your UpcareClinics provider’s recovery instructions carefully, and attend all of your follow-up appointments. Be patient, and the results will come.

To schedule a regenerative medicine appointment at UpcareClinics, call the office and speak with a team member or book a consultation online today.