Regenerative medicine deals with the process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function. It creates an environment in which the regeneration of human cells is achieved to restore or establish normal physiological functioning. It is an advanced and invasively researched branch of medical science enabling the management of acute or chronic pain conditions. The idea behind regenerative medicine in pain treatment is to develop a biologically sound substitute for the body that will restore or improve function of any lost or damaged tissue.
Regenerative medicine holds the promise of definitive, affordable health care solutions that heal the body from within.
Regenerative Medicine and Effective Pain management
Regenerative Medicine like any other ailment has three interconnected approaches for managing pain:
Rejuvenation means boosting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Though, after a cut skin heals within a few days, other organs don’t repair themselves as readily. But cells in the body are able to remodel and possess some ability to self-heal. Thus the approach is to maximize the self-healing processes.
Replacement involves using healthy cells, tissues or organs from a living or deceased donor to replace damaged ones. Organ transplants are good examples. The aim is to expand opportunities for transplants by finding ways to overcome the ongoing donor shortage, the need for immune suppression and challenges with organ rejection.
Regeneration involves delivering specific types of cells or cell products to diseased tissues or organs, where they will ultimately restore tissue and organ function. This can be done through cell-based therapy or by using cell products, such as growth factors. Bone marrow transplants are an example.
What are the different options of Regenerative Medicine for pain management?
The options can be many. Our center offers some of very effective modes of regenerative medicines for pain, namely:
Does Regenerative Medicine come with promising results in case of pain management?
Osteoarthritis and other degenerative conditions, which are largely a function of aging, are a major area of concern for pain physicians. Regenerative medicine is a rapidly evolving branch of medicine, which has the potential to turn back the clock and regenerate worn-out tissues. It is reasonable to integrate regenerative techniques into pain treatment, usually after other traditional treatments have failed.