Regenerative Medicine Specialist

The Back & Body Clinic

Family Medicine & Chiropractic located in Lewisville, TX

Regenerative medicine has been changing the field of health care for many years. Because it offers the potential of creating living, functional tissue to replace diseased tissue, the team of family medicine and chiropractic providers at The Back & Body Clinic in Lewisville, Texas, offer regenerative medicine to patients as part of an overall treatment plan. If you have musculoskeletal injuries or chronic joint conditions, regenerative medicine may be able to help you get relief from pain and stiffness. Call to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online to learn more.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a promising medical field that supports your body’s own ability to heal itself from injury or chronic conditions. Regenerative medicine is a state-of-the-art, nonsurgical treatment option that can potentially improve many different health problems. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), regenerative medicine motivates your body’s natural healing response to creating living, functional tissue that helps repair diseased, damaged, or defective tissue.

What types of conditions may benefit from regenerative medicine?

In nearly every specialized area of the medical field, regenerative medicine has the potential to help engineer new tissue for bones, organs, and even damaged knee cartilage. At The Back & Body Clinic, the medical team offers regenerative medicine in the form of mesenchymal stem cells to promote healing in conditions such as:

  • Knee injuries
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Knee sprains and tears
  • Hamstring tendinopathy
  • ACL tears or sprains
  • Hip injuries and arthritis
  • Shoulder and rotator cuff injuries and chronic conditions
  • Hand arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic back and neck conditions and injuries
  • Foot and ankle arthritis
  • Ankle ligament sprains and tears
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow

Typically, your medical professional injects the mesenchymal stem cells into specific points around the area of injury or disease. This triggers your body’s healing response so it begins generating newer, healthier cells. Over time, as new tissue grows and replaces damaged tissue, you may experience reduced pain and increased mobility.

What are mesenchymal stem cells?

Mesenchymal stem cells are derived from the umbilical cord tissue of healthy, birthed babies and healthy mothers. This is the safest, least invasive method of extracting mesenchymal stem cells as well. These harvested cells are undifferentiated cells, meaning they don’t yet have a specific purpose.

Used for regenerative medicine injections, mesenchymal stem cells have the unique potential to become the exact type of cells needed to promote repair within an area of your body. For example, if you suffer from osteoarthritis and you receive mesenchymal stem cell injections in your knee, these cells have the potential to become new, healthy cartilage cells within your knee. Mesenchymal stem cells also support anti-inflammatory properties to reduce chronic swelling of diseased or damaged tissue.

If you suffer from a chronic musculoskeletal condition or injury and you’d like an alternative to surgery to repair bones or soft tissue, regenerative medicine may be an effective part of your comprehensive treatment plan. To learn more, call the office or request an appointment online, today.