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Is Regenerative Medicine the Right Treatment Option for You?

Woman with knee pain

At Living Well Balanced Holistic and Integrative Health Care, we offer amniotic tissue allograft treatments for chronic pain of the foot, ankle, knee, hip, hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, back, or neck. If you suffer from a chronic painful condition, you should consider regenerative injection therapy. Not sure whether amniotic tissue injections are right for you? Here’s how to determine if you’re a good candidate for these treatments.

You Want to Return to an Active Lifestyle

Are you unable to do the things you love because of chronic pain? Is an injury keeping you from returning to running, tennis, golfing, or skiing? Regenerative medicine injections can help you get back to living the active life you once enjoyed by increasing mobility and function, improving muscle strength, and reducing pain. Some of the conditions that can be treated by regenerative amniotic injections include:

  • Osteoarthritis of the knees
  • Back or neck pain due to poor posture
  • Repetitive stress injuries (tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow)
  • Rotator cuff injuries in the shoulder
  • Sports injuries
  • Ligament injuries (for example, ACL)
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Biceps tendonitis
  • IT band syndrome

You Believe in Natural Healing

The most commonly used conservative measures for painful orthopedic conditions are pain pills and steroid shots. However, these treatments simply mask the symptoms without addressing the underlying cause or stopping further damage from occurring. Not only that, commonly used pain medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with several risks, including allergic reaction, gastric ulcers and bleeding, and increased risk of heart attack or stroke. Stronger pain pills such as opioids come with a risk of addiction, abuse, overdose, and death. Steroid shots have no long-term benefits and can lead to a temporary flare up of pain, joint infection, nerve damage, thinning of the skin, whitening of the skin, and tendon weakening/rupture.

Regenerative medicine treatments provide a more natural pain relief. They address the root cause of the pain by initiating healing of damaged or diseased tissues. The amniotic tissue solution that is injected into the area of pain is a rich source of growth factors, structural proteins, and other anti-inflammatory molecules, all of which stimulate the body to begin the repair process.

You Want to Avoid Surgery

Joint replacement surgery is often the last resort for chronic unrelenting pain of the knees or hips due to arthritis. This is a major procedure with a long and difficult postoperative rehabilitation. It is associated with a number of potentially serious complications, including wound healing problems, deep vein thrombosis, deep joint infection, nerve injury, and postoperative limitation of movement due to malrotation or misalignment. Up to one-third of patients report persistent pain, unfavorable outcome, or dissatisfaction with the results of total hip replacement and total knee replacement.

Amniotic tissue injections are minimally-invasive and are performed in the office as an outpatient procedure. You can return home the same day and go back to all routine activities. Regenerative injections have a very good safety record and no significant adverse effects have been reported from these treatments.

You Are Not Satisfied with Surgery Results

Regenerative injections can be used to speed up recovery after a surgical procedure. These treatments are also possible after surgery for rotator cuff repair in the shoulder or ACL repair in the knee. Amniotic tissue allografts can be performed following joint replacement surgery if the procedure has not been completely successful. The treatment can benefit people who have been living with pain for years.

You Want to Prevent Arthritis Later in Life

The amniotic tissue solution that is injected into a chronically painful area begins the regenerative process in the tissues. It supports the body by promoting the growth of healthy cells and tissues. By doing this, it eliminates muscle fatigue and stiffness, joint instability, and progressive joint degeneration. This helps restore normal joint function and biomechanics, preventing further damage from occurring. In this way, regenerative injections heal injuries, which if left untreated could lead to arthritis later in life.

Regenerative Medicine at Living Well Balanced

Amniotic tissue regenerative injections are not a miracle cure. As with any treatment, there can be no guarantee that they will work for every patient. However, we do our best to ensure you will obtain positive results. We ensure the safety and efficacy of the treatment by sourcing the injections from a reputable company. Our amniotic injections are obtained from Predictive Biotech, an industry leader in regenerative medicine products. These products have been developed after years of rigorous research. They are processed in a state-of-the-art FDA-registered laboratory and stored and transported under optimal conditions. We perform a thorough intake evaluation to determine your candidacy for these injections. Each patient receives a tailor-made treatment plan to address their unique needs.

Amniotic tissue allografts accelerate healing by repairing damaged tissue and growing healthy new tissue. These regenerative injections offer a ray of hope to patients who have failed traditional treatments and have been living with pain for months, or even years. Based on advanced medicine and cutting-edge technologies, they support the body’s natural ability to repair and regenerate. Talk to us today to find out more about amniotic tissue injections for chronic pain.