Learn more about New England Spine Care's Regenerative Medicine Practice, Boston Regenerative Medicine.
Our team of medical experts are ready to bring you closer to a pain free life today. By using innovative, cutting edge regenerative medicine techniques, our practice is able to treat the cause instead of only the symptoms behind your chronic pain.
Regenerative medicine is the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects. Think of the possibilities.
Platelet-Rich Plasma for Spine & Skeletal Disorders
Platelets are a component of your blood. They have a variety of functions including promotion of clots to help stop bleeding. When platelets are activated by means of injury, degeneration or inflammation, they play a key role in the healing of tissues including tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is simply a concentrated dose of one’s own blood that contains platelets, growth factors, and pro- healing/regenerative substances.
The use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to promote regeneration and healing of injured tissue has been the most exciting areas of interest in orthopedic medicine, spine care, sports medicine and rehabilitation. When PRP is injected, it can aid the body’s natural healing of injuries or tissue changes as the result of natural degenerative-inflammatory processes. The goal is not only to relieve symptoms but also to create actual healing. In some cases, PRP may reduce or even prevent the need for medication and/or surgery.
Osteoarthritis and Stem Cell Therapy
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful chronic condition with a significant impact on quality of life. The societal burden imposed by OA is increasing in parallel with the aging population; however, no therapies have demonstrated efficacy in preventing the progression of this degenerative joint disease.
The chronic disease Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by the breakdown of cartilage. As the cartilage in the joints deteriorate, there is less space between the two adjacent bones and eventually as the condition advances, bones begin to rub against one another when moving the joint. This condition can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, and the loss of joint range of motion.
As a result of osteoarthritis, patients become less active. The normal activities of daily living such as walking, sitting, bending, and any sports activity that require motion of the joint become more a more difficult. Osteoarthritis of the joints can also be associated with other soft tissue injuries including tendinitis, bursitis, labral tear meniscus issues, and so forth.
Osteoarthritis is considered primary if it is associated with normal process of aging. Osteoarthritis is considered secondary if it follows an injury. Osteoarthritis most often occurs in shoulders, knees, hips, hands, and feet.