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Here at Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine, we focus on facilitating your body's inherent ability to heal itself. Sometimes this remarkable ability is undercut by complications that cause healing to suffer delays or never reach completion at all. Incurable chronic ailments can also leave you in a state of perpetual pain, stiffness and other limitations.
In such cases, it's great to know that you have access to state-of-the-art methods for helping the natural healing process along. Our clinic is delighted to offer regenerative medicine to residents in Lubbock, TX just like you.
Regenerative medicine has shown to help reduce chronic pain and inflammation. It can prove beneficial for common sports injuries, arthritis and other joint and soft tissue afflictions. We can use to help with conditions such as:
Regenerative medicine is the school of treatment devoted to helping the body repair and remodel its own tissues more effectively, as opposed to transplanting donor tissue or simply excising a diseased tissue surgically. To understand how regenerative medicine can achieve this, it helps to know how the body naturally regenerates diseased or damaged tissues.
Your blood contains components known as platelets. When some part of your body is ailing or injured, the platelets produce substances called growth factors that fuel the regeneration of new cartilage and proteins, reconstructing the tissue that needs repairs. Unfortunately, not every part of the body has the same blood flow, with some areas less able to heal themselves as a result. Even when blood flow is adequate, progressive/chronic degenerative problems may cause ongoing damage at a faster rate than the normal healing cycle can keep up with.
Our team at Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine can remove this obstacle to your function and comfort using a form of regenerative medicine called PRP therapy. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. By collecting blood samples and isolating the platelets from that sample, we can introduce the resulting concentration of platelets into the part of your body that needs help. This flood of platelets can then bathe the tissues in growth factors, facilitating healing and relieving symptoms.
You may be surprised at just how easy it is to receive the regenerative medicine practiced at Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine.
After taking an ordinary blood sample, our Lubbock regenerative medicine clinic will run the sample through a centrifuge until your blood's components, including the platelets, have been separated. We then extract the platelet-rich plasma and inject it directly into the treatment site.
You may experience a brief period of mild soreness due to an inflammatory reaction (part of the normal healing process), but otherwise you can resume your normal routine. Within a couple of weeks you should notice significant improvement in your symptoms -- improvement that can last for months at a time, even in chronic conditions.
The ability of PRP injections to help rehabilitate injured muscles and connective tissues has made it especially popular with athletes. Professional football players, major-league pitchers, soccer players and amateur sports enthusiasts are coming to rely on such regenerative medicine techniques to get them back in the game -- and they may just what you need to regain your quality of life.
Ready to learn more about regenerative medicine's potential benefits? Call Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine at (806) 791-3399 today!