Joint injections with Exosomes, Stem Cells and PRP can provide a number of health and wellness improvements. If you’re suffering from chronic joint pain, look to the science behind joint injections. This revolutionary treatment utilize scientific breakthroughs in exosome, stem cells, and PRP (platelet rich plasma) to relieve pain, encourage cell regeneration, and improve overall joint health. Dr. Richard Gaines at LifeGAINES will guide you through a comprehensive consultation and exam to discover which injections will be right for treating your discomfort.
Whether you’re an athlete derailed by joint pain or experiencing degeneration due to age, joint injections can help you reclaim mobility and live a pain-free life.
The Science of Stem Cells
Chances are you’ve heard of stem cells at some point, but what are they really? Stem cells, specifically mesenchymal stem cells, are primary cells in your body that are unspecialized. These stem cells have the unique ability to adapt to their environment and be used by the body for a variety of other cells.
For example, a mesenchymal stem cell can be used by the body to turn into bone, muscle, cartilage, or any new tissue that the body requires to recover from injury.
Through scientific harvesting, physicians can harvest and extract your body’s own stem cells to help you heal. Stem cells are injected directly into the joints and tendons of your body that are injured and causing you pain. Your doctor might use ultrasound to make sure that the stem cells are applied to the proper areas to ensure that the appropriate cells are activated. The stem cells with then go to work regenerating the damaged tissues.
Breakthroughs in PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy
The most common and widespread application of joint injections in regenerative medicine is known as PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy. PRP is derived from your own whole blood through a quick, sterile process performed the same day as your regular appointment.
Your doctor will draw a blood sample (no more than what is typically required for a simple blood test) and run the blood through a special machine called a centrifuge. The centrifuge will spin the blood to separate out your PRP. This revolutionary substance contains eight major growth factors that your body will use to regenerate and heal, naturally.
PRP has been clinically shown to relieve pain for the following conditions:
- Tennis elbow
- Injured tendons
- Ligament pain
- Inflammation of joints
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Cartilage degeneration
The most appealing factor of PRP therapy for patients is usually the absence of foreign substances involved with the procedures. Because PRP injections use your own blood and cells, you reduce the risk of infection or allergic reactions. Joint injections are simply encouraging your body to use the tools it already possesses to heal itself.
Exosomes are the latest revolution in stem cell therapy. Exosomes are specialized messengers that instruct your immune cells to begin the healing process. The exosomes used in our treatment have the power to encourage the production of new cells and restore your joints tissue.
Unlike stem cells injections, exosomes do not have DNA of an original source and for that exosome therapy have no side effects.
Most patients who have undergone joint injections experience a significant improvement in symptoms after just the first injection. Though multiple treatment rounds may be necessary, your doctor will work closely with you to monitor your body’s progress and make sure you achieve pain-free living.
Call our offices today to schedule an appointment and see what the amazing science behind joint injections using exosomes, stem cells, and PRP can do for you.