Restorative medicine speeds up and improves healing using the power of natural substances. Board-certified Quentin Smith, DC, and his team at The $25 Chiropractor in Queen Creek, Arizona, offer restorative medicine services like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to help people experiencing musculoskeletal pain and lost function. If you think you might benefit from restorative medicine, call The $25 Chiropractor today or book an appointment online.
Restorative medicine is an exciting development that uses natural cells to speed the healing of damaged tissues.
The substances used in restorative medicine may come from your body or a healthy donor. Because they’re human cells, they’re safe and unlikely to cause adverse effects.
Researchers continue to discover new applications for restorative medicine, but the most common use is for musculoskeletal repair.
Restorative medicine is a valuable treatment for many common causes of back, neck, and joint pain, including:
Dr. Smith and The $25 Chiropractor team use restorative medicine as part of a well-rounded treatment plan personalized to your needs that may also include therapies like chiropractic care, massage, and intravenous (IV) therapy.
When your body experiences an injury, or you contract a disease, the immune system responds quickly to defend you from harm and heal the damage. Blood carries oxygen, platelets, and stem cells to the damaged area to start tissue repairs.
Platelets clot your blood. They also contain growth factors, which begin the repair process. Stem cells can change into whichever types of cells you need to regrow new tissue.
Restorative medicine extracts these cells and concentrates them. This process harnesses your body’s power to heal, then accelerates and amplifies it.
The most common form of restorative medicine is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. Dr. Smith draws a blood sample from you and puts it in a small centrifuge — a device that spins at high speeds. The centrifugal force separates your white and red blood cells from your platelets and plasma (the liquid).
Dr. Smith harvests the platelets and some of the plasma, combines them, and injects them into your damaged tissues. You won’t notice an immediate change because the platelets need time to work. However, after a few weeks, you should experience an improvement in your symptoms that continues for several months.
Some people find a single injection is sufficient, while others require several treatments.
To learn more about restorative medicine and how it can benefit you, call The $25 Chiropractor or book an appointment online today.