How Regenerative Medicine Offers Drug-Free Relief From Joint and Muscle Pain

Pain is the signal your body uses to let you know something is wrong. Though pain is a helpful tool for diagnosing health issues, the discomfort can be distressing and interfere with your recovery. Your pain may also be chronic and affect your emotional, social, and mental health.

Most medications prescribed to alleviate pain only provide temporary relief, and some pain medications lead to more problems like addiction. 

Our integrative health care team at Balance Wellspace in Denver, Colorado, understands how frustrated you may feel when it comes to finding an effective treatment for your muscle and joint pain

For our patients looking for a drug-free treatment that leads to long-term pain relief from their joint and muscle pain, we offer regenerative medicine

About regenerative medicine

Your body is filled with cells, specialized proteins, and growth factors that support your body’s natural regenerative process to repair or replace old, damaged, or diseased cells and tissues. This regenerative process is how your body heals cuts and injuries that may cause joint and muscle pain.

But your body’s natural regenerative process may not work as quickly or effectively as you’d expect, delaying your recovery and prolonging your pain. 

The slowdown in your body’s regenerative process may be due to poor blood circulation in the injured tissue or an unfortunate side effect of your body’s aging process. 

With regenerative medicine, we supply your diseased or damaged muscle or joint with the cells, specialized proteins, and growth factors needed to support, or even accelerate, the healing process.

For regenerative medicine we use:

Mesenchymal stem cells

Mesenchymal stem cells are multipotent stem cells, which means they have the ability to divide and renew. Your body uses mesenchymal stem cells to create specialized cells needed by your skeletal system, including bone, cartilage, and fat cells. 

The mesenchymal stem cells we use for regenerative medicine are harvested from donor cord tissue from live, full-term babies after undergoing a prescreening and approval process. 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP is a form of regenerative medicine that contains a high concentration of platelets. Though best known for their blood-clotting abilities, platelets also contain specialized cells and growth factors that repair damaged tissue to assist in the healing process.

For regenerative medicine, we create PRP from a sample of your own blood to help you get relief from your joint and muscle pain. 

Who benefits from regenerative medicine

When it comes to managing joint and muscle pain, we take a whole-body approach to care. Our goal is to support your body’s natural powers to not only relieve your pain, but improve your overall health and wellness. 

We may recommend regenerative medicine for our patients suffering from:

Whether your joint and muscle pain is acute or chronic, regenerative medicine may support your body’s natural healing process to alleviate pain and speed up your recovery. 

The regenerative medicine process

At Balance Wellspace, our trained medical professionals administer regenerative medicine as an injection. To ensure proper placement of the healing properties from regenerative medicine, we may use ultrasound guidance during the injection process. 

We provide a local anesthetic prior to the regenerative medicine injection to minimize discomfort. After your injection, we may request that you stay at the office for a set period of time before we send you home. 

There’s no downtime after your regenerative medicine, but our team may suggest some activity modification based on the underlying cause of your joint and muscle pain. 

Healing takes time, and regenerative medicine isn’t a quick fix. Though results vary, many of our patients report an improvement in pain within a few weeks after their session. 

For drug-free relief from your joint and muscle pain, contact us today to learn more about regenerative medicine.