What You Need To Know About Regenerative Medicine

illustration of platelet rich plasmaIf chronic back, neck, or joint pain is keeping you from leading a full, active life, a look into regenerative procedures may be the answer you’re seeking for relief. With regenerative medicine therapies you can find a decrease in pain and be more functionally active in your everyday life once again. Another upside to regenerative medicine is the speed of recovery that is involved.

Dr. Solomon Kamson, MD, PhD, Director of the Spine Institute Northwest, understands and will explain to his patients that surgery may be necessary for more severe or advanced cases involving damaged joints and weakened tissues. But if surgery is not needed and regenerative therapies can be utilized to help your condition, Dr. Kamson prefers to go this less invasive route with a lowered risk of complications from anesthesia or blood loss.

Regenerative medicine is a natural treatment option that Dr. Kamson offers to patients suffering from chronic pain and injuries suffered on the job. The medicine uses natural substances, such as stem cells and platelets taken from your own body in most cases, to aid in stimulating the growth of new collagen fibers. Fresh collagen aids in increasing the strength of painful, damaged discs in the spine. The regenerative medicine is injected exactly where it is needed in the body, without the need for anesthetics or an overnight hospital stay. You may even be able to return to work when the procedure is over.

In certain cases, Dr. Sol Kamson recommends the use of regenerative therapies in many instances of degenerative disc disease, chronically damaged tendons and ligaments, spinal bulging discs, arthritis, tendinitis, and other painful joint conditions. Many of Dr. Kamson’s patients who receive regenerative therapies for their pain report significant improvements just a few days following their first injection, when they can go back to their normal activities. It may take a few weeks or even months for others to get back to their active lifestyles, especially for those who have suffered more acute or chronic issues. The severity and timespan of your particular condition will determine the number of injections needed and the recovery period. You can discuss these questions as they concern your individual condition with Sol Kamson during your initial consultation at the Spine Institute Northwest in Bothell, WA.

Though regenerative therapy is minimally invasive and quite safe, there is always a certain risk of side effects associated with any type of procedure. The use of your own body’s cells in the medicine used greatly reduces the chances of infection and other side effects from occurring. The risks associated with regenerative medicine to treat disc disorders include the same risks involved with any injection procedure, such as bleeding, some pain at the site of injection, tissue injury, infection, and the possibility of the treatment not working as well as anticipated. All of these risks, however, are minimized at the Spine Institute Northwest with the use of sterile protocols and adherence to safety guidelines.

Call Dr. Solomon Kamson and his patient advocates today to schedule your consultation and find out whether regenerative medicine is right for you.