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Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Pacific Sports and Spine

Interventional Pain Specialists located in Eugene, OR

Regenerative medicine is an emerging medical field that taps into your body’s natural healing powers to repair and restore damaged cells and tissue. The experienced physicians at Pacific Sports and Spine offer many innovative treatments to help their patients heal and get relief from their pain, including regenerative medicine. To learn more about regenerative medicine and how it may help you, call the office in Eugene, Oregon, or book an appointment online today.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a scientific and medical discipline that focuses on your body’s natural regenerative process. When you have an injury, your body mobilizes its own storage of stem cells, growth factors, and other substances to repair and heal the damage.

Regenerative medicine functions to amplify your body’s natural repair system to accelerate the healing of your body’s diseased or damaged parts.

What are the types of regenerative medicine?

Pacific Sports and Spine uses two forms of regenerative medicine: stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

Stem cells

Stem cells are your body’s repair cells. These cells are blank and can transform into specialized cells, like bone cells or muscle cells. 

However, as you get older, your body may not supply enough stem cells to the injured or diseased part of your body, resulting in prolonged healing and pain.

Pacific Sports and Spine uses state-of-the-art technology to extract stem cells from your body, process them, and then inject them directly into the diseased or injured area of your body.

The goal is to deliver large amounts of stem cells to the area to amplify healing and restore function. 

PRP

PRP is a form of regenerative medicine made from a sample of your blood. It contains a high concentration of platelets.

Platelets not only stop cuts from bleeding, but they also activate specialized proteins and growth factors in your blood to heal the wound.

At Pacific Sports and Spine, the team injects PRP into damaged tissue to accelerate the body’s natural healing process. Many professional athletes use PRP injections to speed-up recovery after a sports injury. 

What conditions benefit from regenerative medicine?

Pacific Sports and Spine uses regenerative medicine to treat many orthopedic conditions and injuries. Conditions that may benefit from regenerative medicine include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Hip pain
  • Joint pain
  • Knee injuries
  • Ligament sprains
  • Nerve pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pelvic pain and instability
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Tennis elbow

The experts at Pacific Sports and Spine also use regenerative medicine to support healing after surgery. 

What happens during regenerative medicine treatment?

Pacific Sports and Spine performs regenerative medicine procedures at the office and usually take no more than two hours. 

Though the team recommends you take it easy immediately after the procedure, most people resume their usual activities within a day or two.

For a more natural approach to health and healing, call Pacific Sports and Spine or book an appointment online to learn more about regenerative medicine.