Your entire musculoskeletal system functions as your body’s support structure, providing it stability and form and allowing movement. Although your muscles, bones, and joints are exceptionally durable, they are still susceptible to breakage and tears. Fortunately, there are a variety of effective treatments available to deal with these injuries. One of the newest options is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP is a minimally invasive, injection-based procedure that utilizes the [Read More]
What is the Difference Between Stem Cell Therapy and PRP Therapy?
Stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy are two distinct regenerative medicine treatments used to treat a plethora of conditions and injuries in the body. Whether you want to treat hair loss, achieve youthful and smooth skin, or treat musculoskeletal pain, both of these treatments can do wonders and give you the results you want. Today, both of these treatments are readily used to treat a variety of orthopedic conditions and injuries. Examples include: a damaged ligament or [Read More]
What Is PRP Therapy Used For?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a relatively new, cutting-edge treatment that is revolutionizing the field of orthopedic medicine. It is also becoming an increasingly popular treatment for many famous athletes at both the professional and collegiate levels. PRP therapy has the ability to repair injuries and relieve pain in the body, especially in the joints. It is associated with faster healing, a significant reduction in pain, and much lower risk than with other treatments. If [Read More]
Regenerative Medicine vs. Functional Medicine
When a person thinks of the health care system, they normally think of preventive care after being injured – or treating an existing chronic condition. But what if we had the opposite approach to health care, with preventing injuries and health conditions in the first place? Or harnessing your own body’s ability to heal itself rather than taking medicine or having surgery? These approaches are functional medicine and regenerative medicine, respectively. Let’s talk about what they involve [Read More]
Stem Cell Myths and Facts
Stem cells are one of the most important medical discoveries in the past century. The potential for treatment or even cures for previously untreatable conditions may all be within reach, thanks to stem cells. As a research tool and medical treatment, stem cells have been controversial since they were first discovered in the 1980s. A “stem cell” is named for its ability to specialize into other types of cells. Once specialized, the stem cell can replicate to heal or develop into – [Read More]