Restorative medicine comprises a number of different modalities to encourage the body’s own healing properties to repair damage. At Dr. G Family Medical and Wellness Center in Orlando, Florida, Adamar González, MD, offers restorative therapies to help improve chronic pain and recovery processes. Call the office or schedule an in-person or telemedicine appointment online today to learn more.
Restorative medicine is an exciting medical discipline that uses your body’s natural healing elements in the treatment of disease and injuries. Specialists use treatments like PRP and cell therapy to rejuvenate the body and improve patient outcomes.
Restorative medicine isn’t a new concept — treatment options like cell therapy have been around for decades. Advances in science, cell biology, and technology have allowed for new opportunities in this field, though.
There are several types of restorative medicine today, with some of the most popular options including:
Platelets are found in your blood, where they stop bleeding, but they’re also responsible for activating the healing process. When you suffer an injury, platelets travel to the damaged tissues and release proteins called growth factors that trigger healing activities.
There are many different types of growth factors, each with different functions. Some generally promote cell growth and survival, while others stimulate specific types of cellular growth, such as new blood vessels.
PRP consists of blood plasma with a high concentration of platelets. Your provider makes PRP in the office by drawing a sample of your blood and processing it in a centrifuge. As the centrifuge spins, platelets are separated from other blood cells, then they’re easily withdrawn and used for your PRP injection.
The high concentration of platelets accelerates healing, regulates inflammation, and relieves your pain.
Restorative cells live throughout your body. A special type of cell in your body can continuously divide to create new cells, and then develop into the different types of cells needed to replace old and repair damaged tissues.
These cells are easily extracted from your body, concentrated, and injected to promote tissue regeneration and healing.
PRP and restorative cell therapy may be injected together or individually, depending on the underlying problem and the goal of your therapy. The restorative cells begin to regenerate the new cells at a rate (commensurate to your age and overall health status) needed to heal your body.
You may benefit from restorative medicine to heal problems like joint pain caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, or back and neck pain. PRP might be beneficial to your aesthetic care, helping to stimulate collagen production and cellular renewal to reverse the signs of aging. After your injection, your skin may appear more radiant and youthful.
To learn more about restorative medicine, call Dr. G Family Medical and Wellness Center or schedule an appointment online today.