Regenerative medicine can be an effective way to heal injuries that cause chronic pain. At Skypoint Medical in Schaumburg, Illinois, interventional pain specialist Shoeb Mohiuddin, MD, and the team offer several regenerative medicine therapies, including stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, to help you heal faster and more efficiently from injury or a degenerative disease. Find out if regenerative medicine is a solution for your pain by calling Skypoint Medical in Schaumburg, or request an appointment through the online booking feature today.
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine harnesses the power of your body’s ability to heal itself from the inside out.
Dr. Mohiuddin and the Skypoint team offer regenerative medicine therapies to treat the causes of chronic neck pain, back pain, and knee pain, including:
- Herniated discs
- Soft tissue tears
- Degenerative disc disease
Dr. Mohiuddin evaluates your condition and the severity of your pain to determine which regenerative medicine therapy is right for you.
How does regenerative medicine therapy work?
Regenerative medicine therapy uses materials from your own body or from donor tissue to stimulate your body’s natural healing processes. Injections of these substances into the area of injury allow it to heal faster and more efficiently.
Dr. Mohiuddin and the medical team offer several regenerative medicine therapies to relieve chronic pain. Depending on the nature of your condition, you may benefit from:
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
PRP is found naturally in your blood and contains special growth factors that stimulate your body to produce new, healthy cells that replace damaged ones. PRP is beneficial for treating soft tissue injuries and can provide long-term relief of chronic inflammation and pain.
Stem cells are also found naturally in your blood. They have the unique ability to regenerate into any type of cell, including soft tissue, bone, and nerve, to address muscle tears, nerve damage, and bone fractures.
Amniotic tissue and fluids contain essential stem cells that can help regenerate new tissue and bone. The amniotic tissue comes from carefully screened donors to ensure safety.
What’s involved in regenerative medicine therapy?
Regenerative medicine therapy is a two-step process that Dr. Mohiuddin and the Skypoint team perform in a comfortable office environment.
To isolate PRP, Dr. Mohiuddin draws a sample of your blood and prepares it in a centrifuge. The centrifuge quickly spins the fluids to separate the PRP from other materials.
Stem cells are found in your body’s fatty tissue and bone marrow. Dr. Mohiuddin aspirates a sample of tissue or bone marrow to extract needed stem cells. He may also opt to use stem cells from amniotic tissue.
Once he isolates the PRP or stem cells, Dr. Mohiuddin injects them in precise locations near the injury site or area of pain. The injections prompt your body to produce new, healthy cells.
In the weeks after your treatment, your body begins healing from the inside out and you should notice a significant decrease in your pain.
To find out if regenerative medicine is right for you, call Skypoint or request an appointment today through the online booking feature.