The present generation of both men and women suffer considerably from different kinds of pain. Back pain is a very common one among them. In some, it arises due to some physiological problems in the bones, muscles etc., and in others, it might be a lifestyle disease. Whatever be the reason, the pain needs to be treated, and in most situations, surgeries can also be prescribed for a more predictable solution.
However, pain killers, antibiotics, surgeries, and the post-operative phase all affect a person’s physical and mental well being in a very negative way. This is precisely where regenerative medicine comes to play.
What is Regenerative Medicine?
So, what regenerative medicine is all about? Well, every human being’s body has this excellent ability to heal itself using a variety of cells, mesenchymal stem cells and platelets. Regenerative medicine basically uses the body’s natural healing cells. When a person is injured, these cells automatically migrate to the damaged tissues. While the mesenchymal stem cells work towards regenerating new tissues, the platelets release proteins in the form of growth factors that trigger a healing cascade.
The specialists at QC Kinetix (Longview) extract platelets from the blood of the patient and receive mesenchymal stem cells from approved donors. These cells are then directly injected onto the damaged tissues in the person’s back and the natural process of pain reduction and healing starts from there.
How It Works and How Effective It Is?
Regenerative medicine has been shown to be very effective in treating chronic or newly acquired back pain and it often eliminates the need for surgery altogether. Following are some of the ways in which it works for a person’s body:
Regenerative medicine truly repairs the damaged tissues in the body. It has been found that unlike the other non-surgical treatments that hardly reduce the pain, MSCs regenerate new cells to replace the damaged tissues. Platelets also work in the form of platelet-rich plasma or PRP and boost the process by activating the mesenchymal cells.
With regenerative medicine treatments, inflammations are also reduced. When a person suffers from chronic back pain, it means that the inflammation has started to harm the tissues in the body. Here again, the mesenchymal cells and the platelets solve the problem by releasing a biochemical that regulates the inflammatory response, making it disappear, thereby, alleviating the back pain.
With regenerative medicine applied in the right way, healing starts to occur even in the slow-to-heal tissues. Some tissues in the human body, such as those in the spine, take time to heal because the platelets and the stem cells have to rely on the bloodstream to reach the damaged part. Tissues that don’t have a normal blood flow will retain the pain for a very long time. However, when the MSCs and the platelets are carefully injected on to these issues, even in the spine, the pain starts to heal and the tissues go through a process of repair.
Thus, regenerative medicine shows a new way of treating pain without surgical interventions and long-term negative effects from the same.