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What Is Regenerative Medicine?

Dec 20, 2020Regenerative Medicine

We are often asked what regenerative medicine is. How does it work? Is it an effective therapy? When answering these questions we share with our patients how the human body is an incredible feat of biological evolution. As we look at the individual elements that make up who we are, it is impossible not to be amazed. Our body is comprised of trillions of cells. Every cell plays a specific role. They come together to form tissues and organs, providing the biological functions that give us life and consciousness.

Our cells also give us the ability to repair our bodies naturally. When injured, our cells work together to heal our injury. But as we age, so do our cells. This ability to repair ourselves as quickly as we once did when we were younger diminishes dramatically. Imagine if there was a way to regain this ability to heal no matter what our age, now there is.

What Is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine is an area of healthcare that seeks to aid the body’s ability to heal itself naturally. Regenerative medicine is a relatively new field that brings together experts in biology, chemistry, genetics, medicine, and other fields to find solutions to some of the most challenging medical problems faced by humankind.

For example, scientists have observed the events that occur during tissue repair and are isolating the naturally occurring factors that are most commonly associated with healing, such as pericytes, mesenchymal stem cells, cytokines, growth factors, scaffolding proteins, and exosomes to understand how to replicate the process. Although we have gained a great understanding of the components involved in the healing process, it is not a “one-size fits all” solution for everyone. But by implementing a customized approach, regenerative medicine can provide great results for tissue repair.

What Happens To Our Joints As We Age?

As we age, you probably notice that joint movement becomes stiffer and less flexible. This is because the amount of lubricating fluid inside your joints decreases over time, and the cartilage becomes thinner. Ligaments also tend to shorten and lose some flexibility, making our joints feel stiff. This leads to less functionality and the ability for injury and disease to set in. With longer healing times due to cellular aging, we no longer can recover as easily from an injury to our joint. Especially in the joints we tend to overuse and abuse like our knees and shoulders. Unfortunately, this leads to many people living a life dealing with chronic joint pain.

Fortunately, each person is born with building blocks capable of repairing and replenishing joint tissue. Through our research and understanding of these vital building blocks, Syracuse Medical has developed a customized regenerative medicine approach. This optimizes the body’s ability to heal itself to reduce chronic joint pain.

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Regenerative Medicine For Joint Pain In Syracuse

By being able to effectively repair tissue naturally, regenerative medicine is able to address one of those medical challenges, the ability to effectively and naturally reduce joint pain. Traditionally, chronic joint pain due to injury, disease, or age has often been prescribed a regimen of pharmaceutical aids by the medical field. The end result relying on surgery to repair or replace the joint in order to relieve pain. Now the use of regenerative medicine is a safer and better alternative. With the advances in technology, you can now relieve your knee and shoulder pain naturally with no downtime.

In the last three years at Syracuse Medical, our patients have seen great results with our customized methodology. In many cases, they have avoided the need for shoulder or knee replacement surgery here in the Syracuse area. Our customized approach utilizes human cell and tissue products that are derived from donated birthing tissues. These tissues specifically are from the Wharton’s Jelly layer of the umbilical cord. With these new cells as the primary regenerative medicine products used in our therapies, our patients have seen a dramatic improvement in joint pain relief. This typically occurs within a relatively short period of time with no downtime.

As we continue to progress in our understanding it becomes abundantly clear that we are just beginning this pain relief journey. The breakthroughs and discoveries that will come from regenerative medicine will shift the paradigm in how we approach disease and injury. Our body’s’ ability to bring itself back from the brink of collapse is inspiring. It fuels our curiosity and gives us the drive to continue to seek what is possible.

Interested In Learning More About Regenerative Medicine For Joint Pain?

Patients using our regenerative medicine therapy have been able to get their lives back. We successfully reduced their joint pain without surgery or pain medications. Contact our office today at (315) 622-0102 to schedule your consultation with one of our medical professionals here in the Syracuse area