Regenerative medicine is a cutting-edge therapy that harnesses your body’s natural healing mechanisms to improve your recovery from injury and surgical procedures. Our staff at Oak Brook Medical Group believe regenerative medicine — such as platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapy — shows great promise in noninvasive recovery for chronic pain and degenerative conditions. To learn more about regenerative medicine, call the doctors at Oak Brook Medical Group to book your appointment or schedule a visit online.
Regenerative medicine is a form of therapy that bolsters your natural healing process using cells from the human body. While regenerative medicine isn’t a new treatment, recent advances in medical technology, immunology, cell biology, and related research have demonstrated enormous potential in this field.
Regenerative medicine promotes three types of healing: regeneration, replacement, and rejuvenation. These interrelated approaches work to help your body heal from within.
The doctors at Oak Brook Medical Group currently provide several regenerative medicine treatments, both offering promising results in helping pain and surgical recovery:
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an injectable solution created from your blood. With a sample of your blood, the doctors at Oak Brook Medical Group use a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the other cells. Once injected into an injury site, PRP promotes tissue regeneration and regrowth.
Similar to PRP therapy, stem cell therapy promotes tissue repair and regrowth using the body’s healing mechanisms. The main difference is that rather than using your blood for the therapy, the doctors at Oak Brook Medical Group use stem cells derived from donated umbilical cord tissue.
The doctors at Oak Brook Medical Group often administer regenerative medicine to bolster healing and regeneration alongside other treatments, such as physical therapy. Regenerative medicine treatment is an outpatient affair, and you should feel little more than the prick of the needle during treatment.
If the doctors at Oak Brook Medical Group provide PRP therapy, a blood draw is required before they begin the separation process. Once finished, your doctor injects the PRP solution into several areas around the area in need of recovery. The process is similar for stem cell therapy, although your doctor won’t need a blood sample for treatment.
The treatment promotes natural healing, so the results of your regenerative medicine therapy depend on the type of pain or injury you’ve suffered, any surgical treatments you might have experienced, and how well you stick to your recovery plan as assigned by the doctors at Oak Brook Medical Group.
If you’re looking to take on your chronic pain in a natural, cutting-edge way, contact the doctors at Oak Brook Medical Group in Oak Brook, Illinois, to book your consultation.