Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

Smithtown

Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is one of many advanced forms of treatment that modern chiropractic treatment centers have. We proudly offer this relatively new and powerful form of care at Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy in Smithtown and West Islip, NY. Regenerative medicine leverages the power of the body to heal in ways that few other forms of care can match. When combined with traditional chiropractic treatments, such as therapeutic massage, regenerative medicine can be highly safe and effective.

Naturally, we get many questions about this and related topics. Here are the questions we frequently receive about this powerful treatment modality.

 

What Is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine involves manipulating, replacing, regenerating, or engineering human tissue. It often includes therapeutic transplants of living tissue or stem cells, which restore themselves and stimulate the natural regrowth of critical structures in and around the affected area. The treatment most often referred to under this category of treatments is using a patient’s stem cells to trigger growth and regeneration in damaged locations, especially in and around the joints, for pain relief and rehabilitation. This minimally invasive surgical technique has proven effective, with few to no side effects and highly rapid recovery times.

Features of Regenerative Medicine

The origins and features of regenerative medicine are included in the list below:

  • Stem Cells – These master cells are the only cells in the body that can transform into any other cell type. We have fewer of these as we age, but at almost any age, retrieving stem cells and using them to treat areas where they are needed is possible.
  • Bone Marrow Transplants – Bone marrow is taken from a healthy donor and injected into the patient. Once transplanted, the marrow will grow and replace the damaged marrow. In some cases, this is considered a form of stem cell therapy.
  • Cell Therapy – In this form of stem cell treatment, particular types of stem cells target specific affected tissues.
  • Gene Therapy – This treatment seeks to repair or replace damaged genes to return biological functions, including hormone production, to normal.
  • Regeneration – Anytime cells and tissues heal and grow, this is regeneration. The triggering of resurrection is the purpose of all regenerative medical techniques.
  • Umbilical Cord Cells – Often, new stem cells are retrieved from the umbilical cords and placentas of newly born babies. These can be extremely useful in regenerative medicine.

How Does Regenerative Medicine Work?

Regenerative medicine uses potent biological resources that every human body contains to facilitate and stimulate new tissue growth. However, these resources are limited and sequestered in certain parts of the body. As a result, they often need to be retrieved and transplanted to be used to their full potential.

What Forms of Regenerative Medicine are FDA Approved?

The treatments listed above are FDA approved. However, stem cell therapy is only approved for certain types of care for which your regenerative care chiropractor is specially trained.

Is Stem Cell Usage Safe?

Because all that is needed is usually the removal and transplantation of stem cells via a specialized hypodermic needle, the treatments are minimally invasive and cause very little physical trauma to the affected area. Therefore, stem cell treatments are among the safest medical interventions known.

Schedule an Appointment with Us

Get in touch today to learn more about regenerative medicine, how it works, and what it can do for you. Our team uses regenerative medicine daily to treat various conditions. Our knowledgeable support staff is eager to take your call. Contact our office at Smithtown (631) 724-1991 or West Islip (631) 661-1400 to schedule an appointment.

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