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Non-surgical Regenerative Therapy
Non-surgical Regenerative Treatment - London | Ireland | India
Regenerative Therapy utilises biologic material harvested directly from the patient’s body to help heal disease and injury. The treatment has become a game-changer for accelerating healing, regenerating tissue, and combating pain.
Medica Stem Cells therapies are minimally invasive, non-surgical, safe alternatives to relieve your pain and to get you back to the things you love faster and without surgery.
When you’re suffering from pain or injury, like knee, hip or shoulder pain, there are many ways to begin your relief and recovery process. The conventional line of treatment is often surgery, pain medication, or even a combination of both. While pain medications and surgery have their uses, there is often another pain relief method that many have not considered: Regenerative Therapy.
Regenerative Therapy is an alternative treatment option that continues to be proven successful, not only by scientist and researchers, but also by doctors who utilize this treatment for a variety of conditions, including chronic pain from arthritis and osteoarthritis. Patients suffering from pain can be at risk of depending too heavily on regular medications to relieve their pain. However, any temporary relief does not come from tackling the cause of pain. Regenerative Therapy on the other hand and by means of several protocols will ultimately help initiate the self-healing cycle in the injured part of the body, the end result then is pain relief.
Regenerative Therapy has reduced the need for prescription medications and surgery, like knee or hip replacement surgery, proving to be a helpful tool towards managing and potentially eliminating pain in the body. It has helped untold amounts of people overcome insufferable chronic joint pain, restoring their function and mobility, and improving their quality of life.
Overall Regenerative treatments are minimally invasive, non-surgical same day procedures with no risk of rejection, minimal recovery time and minimal worry. You are fully awake and ready to go home within a few hours after injections in the affected area.
Here are the top 5 benefits of non-surgical Regenerative treatment:
Avoid surgery and its risks and many complications
Regenerative Therapy is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure, which gives patients an alternative to painful surgery and lengthy recovery. The procedure is performed in an outpatient setting and only takes a few hours. No general anaesthesia is required and most patients don’t need post-operative pain medication. Also, patients typically return to work within a day or two and they resume physical activity much faster than after invasive surgery.
Shorter downtime and rehabilitation
One of the most time consuming factors of any injury is not always the treatment itself, but actually the recovery time. With Regenerative therapies, there is far less risk involved than surgery and recovery time is much shorter compared to surgery.
No use of general anaesthesia
Do you not like the way general anaesthesia makes you feel? Or do you simply get anxious at the thought of being put under? Regenerative therapy may be just what you need as it does not require the use of general anaesthesia. It provides a safe increasingly effective non-surgical alternative to treating medical conditions using the body’s own natural ability to repair itself without the use of medication.
Same day procedure
The best part, after comprehensive examination and review of your case, blood tests & radio-imaging scans are done to establish a baseline for your pre-existing condition, is that Regenerative Medica Stem Cells Therapies are an outpatient same day procedure, where the Consultant will decide which line of treatment is most suited to your case. In certain cases it may be a combination of more than one treatment protocol. For some patients however, the complete protocol is a series of injections in several treatment sessions.
Safe procedures with No risk of rejection and No communicable disease transmission
Since you undergo an autologous transplant with the cells that originated within your own body, your immune system has no reason to attack them and is in turn much safer than other outside sources, there is no risk of contracting a transmittable infectious disease from a donor patient also. In fact, studies thus far have indicated no safety issues with autologous (from self) cells. Because they are your own cells, the risk of rejection is eliminated.
The increased risk of heart attack, as found to be associated with knee and hip replacement surgery, is not present with Regenerative therapies, either. Like any procedure, there is a minute risk of infection at the sample collection and at the injection site. To minimize that risk the procedure is carried out under strict sterile conditions.
First, in order to determine if you are a good candidate and will benefit the most from Regenerative treatment, you will need to schedule an appointment with our Clinic to have assessment done by our Consultant, who will review your case, medical records, blood tests & radio-imaging scans and determine if you are a qualified candidate for Medica Stem Cells therapies.
The choice of treatment is then at the discretion of the Consultant and is based on your unique case. The options are: Prolotherapy, PRP injection, Stromal vascular fraction therapy and Mesenchymal cell therapy. In certain cases it may be a combination of more than one treatment protocol.
Regenerative therapy is a same-day procedure and only takes a few hours to complete and is performed in an outpatient setting without general anaesthesia and most patients don’t need post-operative pain medication. You will be able to go home almost immediately after the injection is done. For some patients however, the complete protocol is a series of injections in several treatment sessions.
Since this therapy is an orthobiological treatment that requires time for the cells to restore the damaged or injured areas, patients will not feel the effect of the injection immediately. On average, most patients will start to see signs of improvement in the form of reduced pain or increased function within 30 days.
The first day after the treatment, you might experience mild discomfort at injection site which should not be restrictive, mild pain in the treatment area may persist for a day or two. This can be alleviated by rest and if needed simple pain killers may be prescribed.
Typically there is a strong anti-inflammatory effect of the naturally released growth factors associated with the treatment. This anti-inflammatory effect lasts from 2-3 months. From there, you can see continued gradual improvement as the cells help provide healing to the affected area.
Injuries or conditions may or may not require repeat treatment. Typically it is best to wait 3-6 months before considering it. Most of the time repeat treatment is done because some improvement has been seen and more is sought.
Reviews of your progress may extend up to 6 months following the procedure. Reviews can be by means of a clinic visits or alternatively for your ease by video / phone call.
You will be asked during the period of follow up to keep an accurate record of your progress to compare to your starting point.
The final outcome of the treatment and extent of improvement varies from one patient to another depending on type and severity of the condition, age, etc…
There are a number of studies that have been published in the Regenerative medicine demonstrating positive results from Regenerative treatments.
Regenerative therapies have now been utilised in clinical practice to treat degenerative knees, hips and shoulders for years and are demonstrating excellent results. Patients are seeing marked reduction in pain as well as improvement in cartilage quality. A variety of well-founded clinical trials have been conducted on Regenerative therapy for management and treatment of chronic pain. The trials concerning Regenerative therapies are widely published online (e.g. PubMed) and readily available for all to access. The use of Regenerative treatments are proving to be both a safe and effective means of treating many conditions. These treatments allow the body to heal and regenerate in ways that were thought impossible before. Regenerative technology provides a natural alternative to the use of medication and surgeries, which may be more harmful and invasive.
Regenerative therapy procedures are quickly becoming a first line treatment for chronic pain, degenerative joint disease, like arthritis or osteoarthritis, providing a minimally invasive option to avoid invasive surgical repair and other various conditions. There are numerous Medica Stem Cells patient testimonials on our website for your review.
Medica Stem Cells Clinic offers Non-Surgical Regenerative Therapies for JOINT PAIN, HIP PAIN, KNEE PAIN, SHOULDER PAIN & Many more conditions. Give us a call on 020 8168 2000 to schedule your consultation with our Doctor or alternatively book a consultation online or request a call back to see how we can help you!