Millions of people of all ages suffer with knee injuries. They may be incurred during sports, work, or recreational activities that damage ligaments or tear cartilage. Nearly a million patients in the U.S. undergo knee arthroscopy for such injuries in a typical year. Knee injuries may also be due to arthritis or other degenerative changes in the knee joint. These patients are usually treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, which have a host of adverse side effects, and, in severe cases, total knee replacement surgery. That's why many people with knee injuries are considering regenerative medicine.
Every year millions of Americans sustain rotator cuff injuries, and millions of others suffer with joint degeneration, both of which can result in chronic shoulder injuries. Common treatments for these conditions include medications for relieving pain and inflammation, steroid injections, physical therapy, and, when all else fails, surgery. At OC Advanced Stem Cell Treatment Center, we offer a regenerative medicine protocol for shoulder injuries.
Hip injuries are a common complaint, especially among older people. A lifetime of use wears down the cartilage that cushions and protects the joints. This may lead to degenerative joint disease that impairs mobility, function, and quality of life. Patients often turn to medications or steroid injections; however, drugs only address symptoms, and steroids actually damage local tissues over time. As a result, 327,000 hip replacement surgeries are performed in the United States every year. Yet many patients are looking beyond drugs and surgery to regenerative medicine for hip injuries. Other types of hip injuries include muscle, tendon, and ligament sprains and strains as well as fractures. Because the bones weaken with age, older people are at particularly high risk of
fractures, and recovery is often prolonged and difficult. That’s why many patients are looking beyond drugs and surgery to regenerative medicine for hip injuries.
neck arthritis & spine disease
Whiplash, pinched nerve, herniated disk, degenerative arthritis, or simply the stress of hunching over a desk day after day. All these are common causes of neck injuries. If these issues don't resolve on their own, chronic neck pain sets in, and it can dramatically decrease quality of life. Symptoms may be managed with anti-inflammatory drugs, chiropractic, physical therapy, or cervical braces, and some patients require surgery. But there are promising regenerative medicine options for neck injuries.
back arthritis & spine disease
Most everyone has dealt with back injuries at one time or another. Symptoms, which range from a dull, constant ache to sharp pain with specific movements, usually clear up over time. For many, unfortunately, back injuries become chronic, and they can make life miserable. The usual treatments for chronic back injuries, whether they're caused by acute or repetitive injuries or degenerative changes in the spine, include anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, and, in some cases, surgery. The OC Advanced Stem Cell Treatment Center, however, takes a regenerative medicine approach to back injuries.
other orthopedic injuries
Muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones: They all work together to keep us moving. When something goes wrong with any link in this chain--or with the nerves that signal movement--orthopedic injuries develop. Problems could be related to acute injuries, repetitive motions, or simply overuse, or they could be due to degenerative arthritis or other underlying disease states. Many orthopedic injuries are in the back,
neck, knees, and hips, but they can crop up in areas throughout the body: the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome), elbow (tennis elbow), fingers (trigger finger), hand (Dupuytren's contracture), as well as in the feet and ankles. Anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and, other treatments may help, but regenerative medicine for orthopedic injuries is worth considering.