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Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is an umbrella term for a collection of therapies that use human cells and blood products to enhance tissue healing. Regenerative medicine is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to more invasive procedures and is now widely available. However, not all regenerative medicine treatments are of the same quality. Coastal Spine and Pain Center provides the most advanced stem cell and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapies, as well as other orthopedic regenerative medicine treatments. Dr. Eli Loch works with musculoskeletal specialists, Regenexx® who leads the field in regenerative medicine technology.

What is Regenexx®?

Regenexx® is a world-wide network of specially trained physicians providing the world’s most advanced, research-driven, regenerative-medicine treatments in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.
The Regenexx® proprietary orthobiologic procedures have created a new medical specialty platform called, Interventional Orthopedics. This orthopedic healthcare innovation is less costly, less invasive, and less risky than traditional surgery.
Dr. Eli Loch is a specialty trained and certified Regenexx® physician.

What kinds of regenerative medicine are there?

PRP (platelet-rich plasma)
PRP therapy involves using platelets from a sample of your blood. The platelets contain growth factors that help with healing and assist the work of your stem cells.
Regenexx® PRP therapies are the purest and most concentrated. Their technologies extract more of the blood parts you don’t want, like red and white blood cells, leaving almost pure platelets left in the plasma sample.
As well as Regenexx® super-concentrated PRP (SCP), Dr. Loch uses its platelet lysate. This is an even more potent form of PRP that harvests the growth factors out of the platelets, so they’re instantly accessible to your body.

Stem cells
Stem cells are key to tissue repair and growth. They are the master cells that coordinate the healing response. They can also change into any type of cell you need for damaged parts of your body.
At times, your body may not have access to enough stem cells to fully heal damaged tissues, especially as you age. Dr. Loch harvests stem cells from your body where you still have plenty and injects them into the damaged tissues.

What conditions can regenerative medicine treat?

Regenerative medicine treatments are suitable for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including:

  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Ligament sprains and tears
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Cervical radiculopathy

As regenerative medicine is still the subject of a great deal of research, Regenexx® is continually finding new uses for these amazing substances.

What are the benefits of regenerative medicine?

Treatments like stem cell and PRP therapies use entirely natural substances, so there’s very little chance of an adverse reaction. Compared to medications, regenerative medicine is significantly safer.
Regenerative medicine treatments can also help avoid the risks, pain, and downtime that patients face with surgery.

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Next Steps?

If you would like to learn more about Regenexx® please reach out to Dr. Eli Loch at our Yulee location, 904-468-3080.