At DPI we continue to strive to bring a comprehensive approach to Pain Management for our patients that are evidence based. Incorporation of Regenerative Medicine techniques provide a progressive and innovative way to manage pain and degenerative conditions for those patients wishing to consider alternatives to surgery, medications and other procedures.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a technique that involves drawing a patient’s blood and then extracting the platelet rich portion. This portion is then injected into area of pain.
Uses of PRP in Pain Management that are evidence based:
- Painful osteoarthritis
- Discogenic lower back pain
- Partial Ligamentous tears
- Avascular necrosis of hip
STEM cell use in clinical practice continues to show promising benefits. However, several more studies are needed to establish therapeutic benefits of STEM cells. STEM cells can be obtained by harvesting bone marrow in the iliac crest (hip) from the patient or from products derived from placenta or umbilical cord. These products are obtained by labs that are regulated by the FDA and trusted leaders in the industry.
STEM Cell early studies have shown benefit in:
- Cartilage injury
- Bone defects (including AVN)
- Tendon regeneration and repair
- Intervertebral disc disruption.
The field of Regenerative medicine is growing and constantly changing. Ask your Health Care professional which product is best for your situation.
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