Regenrative Medicine

Can Regenerative medicine help me?

Regenerative medicine helps to create new cells in existing healthy tissues and repair tissues that are injured or damaged. The cells naturally work to reduce inflammation, prevent cell death, prevent infection, and generate new blood vessels.

Regenerative therapy has successfully treated a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including arthritis and soft tissue injuries involving tendons and ligaments. At Axis Spine Center, we use regenerative medicine to treat pain in tendons, ligaments, joints, the neck, and the back.

why regenerative therapy?

Stem cells are early-stage cells that have the potential to develop into other specialized types of cells. They are found all around the body in various tissues and organs, but the most easily accessible and highest concentrated areas are in bone marrow. At Axis Spine Center we utilize stem cells present in bone marrow typically harvested from the iliac crest (the hip bone).

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What Will My Experience Be?

From the initial consultation to the end of your treatment, you will be guided by board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians and their teams. Throughout the procedure, our team will keep you updated on your progress and listen to your feedback, ensuring the highest quality of care. You are our highest priority here at Axis Spine Center.

Stem Cell Injections

Stem cells are early-stage cells that have the potential to develop into other specialized types of cells. They are found all around the body in various tissues and organs, but the most easily accessible and highest concentrated areas are in bone marrow. At Axis Spine Center, we utilize stem cells present in bone marrow typically harvested from the iliac crest (the hip bone).

Effective stem cell treatments are only possible using your own stem cells, Stem cells from other (donor) sources will be treated by your body as a foreign substance and will be rejected and eliminated.

PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP)

PRP stands for platelet-rich-plasma. Plasma that is rich in platelets contains growth factors, anti-inflammatories, and proteins that attract stem cells to a location to promote healing, reduce inflammation, and regain function. PRP is different from stem cell injections in that the platelets attract stem cells to the area. In contrast, injecting the stem cells places the cells exactly where they need to be to exert their effect.

PRP is different from stem cell injections in that the platelets attract stem cells to the area. In contrast, injecting the stem cells places the cells exactly where they need to be to exert their effect.

Why Bone Marrow

Stem cells harvested from bone marrow are specifically prepared to regenerate soft tissue. They are ready to be used in a patient after a short process involving minimal manipulation of the cells. Our physicians concentrate the harvested stem cells by separating them from blood clotting agents and other cells in an FDA-approved device. Bone marrow also contains growth factors and proteins that optimize the environment for stem cells. Other sources of stem cells include adipose or fat. These cells have been shown in studies to be less effective in regenerating bone and cartilage growth when compared to bone marrow stem cells. The harvesting process to truly isolate the adipose cells is also NOT approved by the FDA, and therefore are not used at Axis Spine Center.

When will I feel relief?

Concentrated stem cells and PRP need time to address the factors that are causing the pain, and then stimulate the body to respond. Patients have reported feeling relief three weeks after a joint injection and three months after a disc injection. Because each patient is different and each treatment area produces different results, the results may vary.

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