Regenerative therapy includes Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), amniotic fluid, exosomes, and stem cells. These are new and exciting regenerative treatment alternatives that are used for many different pain conditions. If you are looking to avoid steroids, medication or surgery, this may be the right option for you.
Regenerative medicine works by using your body’s own healing power to decrease inflammation and repair damaged tissue.
Our regenerative medicine doctors have advanced training in the use of PRP and stem cell therapy.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is simply plasma that has a higher concentration of platelets than regular blood. Platelet activation plays a vital role in the body’s healing process. To obtain the plasma for your PRP treatment, your doctor will take a small amount of your blood and spin it in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other components.
A regenerative treatment from a graft obtained from an elective, full-term cesarean section. It does not contain stem cells but contains growth factors, collagens, proteins and cytokines designed to reduce pain and inflammation.
Signaling molecules released by stem cells. They facilitate growth and repair by activating the patient’s own cells.
Specialized cells that have the ability to differentiate into other cells. When your body is injured, they are recruited to assist with the healing process. They release growth factors, cytokines and anti-inflammatory proteins. Stems cells can be extracted from your own bone marrow or fat. They can also be collected from an external source such as the umbilical cord.
Regenerative therapy is a safe, non-invasive alternative to surgery or steroid injections. It can provide pain relief with little or no downtime.
At Oklahoma Pain Center, we are committed to practicing evidence-based medicine. Although these regenerative therapies are relatively new, there are thousands of published research studies available, and many are ongoing. Many studies show that these therapies are effective at relieving pain and regaining function. Most importantly, regenerative treatments have shown to be safe and have a low risk of adverse effects.
No, however we do offer financing options. You can also use a Health Savings Account (HSA) to help cover the cost.