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Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine in Austin

Regenerative Medicine

While traditional medicine continues to advance, patients’ needs are evolving more quickly than ever before. The fast-paced nature of life in the 21st century can cause extensive wear and tear on the body. Damaged and degenerated tissues create several bothersome symptoms, most notably including chronic pain, inflammation and instability in the joints. Many physicians can manage these symptoms with medications, devices or physical medicine. These practices sometimes provide short-term relief, but the best approach in many cases is to regenerate the damaged tissues. This practice is simply known as Regenerative Medicine.

Regenerative Medicine is a fast-growing branch of medicine which involves replacing, repairing and/or regenerating human cells. The patient’s own bodily tissues are often used in these types of procedures, but those obtained from an outside source have proven quite effective as well. Introducing these cells into an afflicted area can drastically accelerate healing while reducing pain and restoring function to the body. This occurs as the injected cells recruit growth factors and proteins, which direct the healing response in the injured area. 

Regenerative Medicine in Austin

There are many subcategories of Regenerative Medicine, but two preeminent options are Stem Cell therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Austin Preferred offers both of these therapies as excellent complements to Physical Therapy and/or Chiropractic treatment. 

PRP uses the growth factors within the patient’s own blood to regenerate damaged tissues. The blood is drawn, separated to isolate the beneficial nutrients and injected into the site(s) of pain. The procedure is relatively quick and can provide outstanding results for some conditions. This method has proven effective for virtually any type of soft-tissue injury to the muscles, tendons and ligaments. 

Stem Cell therapy involves a longer list of source material. This can include bone marrow and adipose (fat) tissue, as well as donated amniotic or umbilical cord cells. These cells possess the ability to multiply and differentiate into the cell types necessary to heal most damaged tissues in the body. Once introduced to the body, the growth factors and proteins within the cells serve as a scaffold while healing properties regenerate tissue. This technique has proven effective for healing injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments and bone. It is also creating a buzz within the healthcare industry as a possible treatment for blood diseases, cancers and even diabetes. Austin Preferred offers Stem Cell therapy using tissues from FDA-regulated tissue banks in the United States. We store these top-of-the-line products in a liquid nitrogen tank, making us one of the only practices using live stem cells in Austin. 

Benefits of Regenerative Medicine

Many patients have already reclaimed a normal active lifestyle thanks to Regenerative Medicine, without turning to potentially dangerous prescription drugs or complicated surgeries. When compared to the cost and recovery time related to surgical procedures, Regenerative Medicine warrants serious consideration by eligible candidates. 

Due to the cutting-edge nature of  Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell therapy, health insurance does not yet cover them. Austin Preferred offers both options at the self-pay rate and provides free consultations to people interested in Regenerative Medicine in Austin. Call (512) 442-2727 with questions or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic. Moreover, we urge you to visit our Services and Conditions pages for more information on treatment at Austin Preferred. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I know which Regenerative Medicine option is best for my condition?

A: Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell therapy both have a wide variety of applications. With that said, every individual is different, so our providers would need to evaluate your condition before deciding the best course of action. We offer free consultations for people seriously interested in Regenerative Medicine in Austin. 

Q: Does health insurance cover Platelet Rich Plasma or Stem Cell therapy?

A: Health insurance does not yet cover Platelet Rich Plasma or Stem Cell therapy. Consequently, Austin Preferred only offers these services at the self pay rate.

Q: Why should I choose Austin Preferred for Regenerative Medicine in Austin?

A: The providers at Austin Preferred wish to achieve positive outcomes for each Regenerative Medicine patient. As such, we will not recommend PRP or stem cell therapy unless it is in the patient’s best interests. The same cannot be said for every practice. Furthermore, we will provide each patient with the information and support to ensure that the procedure and recovery period go as well as possible.

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