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What Is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine seeks to replace tissue that has been damaged by disease, trauma, or congenital issues, vs. the current clinical strategy that focuses primarily on treating the symptoms. When injured or invaded by disease, our bodies have the innate response to heal and defend. What if it was possible to harness the power of the body to heal and then accelerate it in a clinically relevant way? What if we could help the body heal better?

The promising field of regenerative medicine is working to restore structure and function of damaged tissues. The goal of this approach is to find a way to cure previously untreatable injuries and diseases. Living with chronic pain can disrupt your life and make it impossible for you to do your job, play with your kids or grandkids, or even remain independent.

The good news is with advancements in the field of science and leading providers at Jax Spine & Pain Centers…treatments like regenerative medicine can help restore your quality of life — without major surgery.

Current therapies for regenerative medicine available at Jax Spine include: stem cell therapies and PRP, BMA & A2M injection therapies.

Our providers are happy to answer your questions. Did you know that quite often the test to find out if you are a candidate is FREE? Call 904.204.8548 today or email us @ newpatients@jaxspine.com and schedule your appointment now.

Stem Cell Therapies

Millions of adult stem cells are found in every human. Our body uses stem cells as one way of repairing itself. Studies have illustrated that if adult stem cells are harvested and then injected at the site of diseased or damaged tissue, reconstruction of the tissue is feasible under the right circumstances. These cells can be collected from blood, fat, bone marrow, dental pulp, skeletal muscle and other sources. Cord blood provides yet another source of adult stem cells.

To learn more about some of the promising studies and clinical trials involving cellular therapies, Click Here and contact us at newpatients@jaxspine.com today to find out if you are a candidate.

PRP, BMA & A2M Injection Therapies

PRP

PRP, also known as platelet-rich plasma, is drawn from blood and bone marrow and used to speed-up the body’s natural healing process of musculoskeletal problems. PRP injections are prepared by taking the patient’s own blood and separating the platelets using a centrifuge. The platelets are then injected directly into the injured or diseased tissue, releasing growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells. The side effects of PRP injections are very limited since the body does not reject a person’s own blood.

BMA

Bone marrow aspirate, or BMA, is a procedure in which the doctor harvests your body’s own bone marrow stem cells and injects them into the area(s) of injury. These injected stem cells work directly at the site of injury or degenerative tissue to greatly increase healing potential.

A bone marrow aspirate is typically done by taking a small amount of bone marrow from the back of your pelvis. First, the area is thoroughly numbed with local anesthetic. Then, a special needle is used to draw out the bone marrow. The cells are then injected into the area that needs healing using ultrasound guidance to improve the accuracy of placement.

Ultimately, the goal of this method is to utilize the body’s own natural ability to heal itself and in doing so, achieve the highest level of function.

A2M

A2M therapy, also known as alpha to macroglobulin therapy, is a treatment for arthritis. It is used to prevent cartilage breakdown, promote tissue growth and support the overall restoration of a joint. According to a study at Brown University (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24578232), a joint injection of concentrated A2M provides cartilage protection by halting the progression of arthritis.

A2M is classified as a cytokine, something that is secreted by the immune system and has an effect on other cells. The existence of A2M has been known for over fifty years, but the discovery of its potential role in slowing the progression of osteoarthritis and RA came much later.

Conventional medications have been invaluable allies in fighting the symptoms of osteoarthritis and RA. But the real goal of medical science is to halt or, at least, significantly slow the progression of arthritis. Even better, today’s breakthroughs in regenerative medicine can even reverse arthritic damage in some cases.

Our providers are here to answer your questions. Did you know that in many cases the test to find out if you are a candidate is FREE? Call 904.204.8548 today or email us @ newpatients@jaxspine.com and schedule your appointment today.