Arthritis affects millions of men, women, and children of all ages. Regenerative medicine is a safe, effective medical procedure that can alleviate the pain of arthritis. The board-certified providers at Carolina Regenerative Medicine have extensive experience performing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections to relieve joint stiffness, swelling, and discomfort and restore mobility and function. To schedule an evaluation, call the office in Goldsboro, North Carolina, today, or make an appointment online.
Arthritis is a common condition characterized by inflammation, stiffness, and pain in the joints. Arthritis can occur in any joint in your body; over time, arthritis can lead to deterioration of the cartilage that cushions your joints, eventually causing bone-on-bone contact and severe pain.
There are many different types of arthritis. The most common of these are osteoarthritis, which is caused by mechanical wear-and-tear on your joints, and rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition that causes your immune system to attack the connective tissue that lines your joints.
Different types of arthritis present with different symptoms. However, some symptoms are present in most types of arthritis. These common symptoms include:
Arthritis may also cause pain or stiffness that’s worse right when you wake up in the morning or after performing physical activity. Sometimes, arthritis causes malformation or bulging in the joint area.
Regenerative medicine harnesses the power of your own immune response using potent growth factors that occur naturally within your own body. These growth factors stimulate circulation, reduce inflammation, and promote cellular renewal to repair joint tissue that’s been damaged by arthritis.
The experts at Carolina Regenerative Medicine are skilled with both platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cell therapy.
PRP therapy involves drawing some of your blood and using a centrifuge to isolate your platelets, which contain powerful growth factors. The concentrated plasma serum is then injected into your affected joints.
An integral component of natural tissue regeneration, adult stem cells are able to self-replicate and to differentiate into many different types of cells. Stem cells are typically harvested from adipose (fat) or bone marrow tissue extracted from your hip during a simple in-office procedure.
The stem cells are then processed to separate them from other types of cells and then reinjected into the affected joints.
To relieve arthritis pain without the ongoing use of pain medication or surgery, call Carolina Regenerative Medicine in Goldsboro, North Carolina, to schedule an evaluation or make an appointment online today.