3 Regenerative Therapies That Alleviate Pain Naturally

Nothing can derail your life faster than pain. Whether you have an acute injury, such as a muscle strain, or live with a chronic joint condition, such as osteoarthritis, pain can interfere with every aspect of your daily life.

In the past, you had to turn to risky medications to find pain relief. But, even these results were short-lived until you took your next dose. Plus, they often came with unpleasant side effects or a risk of dependence. That’s why Vladimir Fiks, MD, takes pain management one step further by providing treatments — such as regenerative therapies — to get to the root of the problem safely.

Regenerative therapies focus on treating painful conditions at the source by harnessing the body’s remarkable ability to heal itself. At Advanced Pain Management Center in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Fiks relies on three proven approaches: bone marrow concentrate therapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), and multiwave locked system (MLS) laser therapy.

Bone marrow concentrate therapy

Your bone marrow tissue contains rich amounts of stem cells. Stem cells can become almost any kind of tissue in your body, including bones, cartilage, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This unique ability makes them highly valuable for treating numerous pain conditions, such as osteoarthritis and tendon injuries.

To perform bone marrow concentrate regenerative therapy, Dr. Fiks first extracts some of your bone marrow concentrate with a hollow needle, often from your hip bone. He then concentrates the stem cells. Then he injects the stem cell concentrate into the area of your body with damage or disease to activate the healing process.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is similar to bone marrow concentrate therapy, but it relies on healing substances found in your blood, not your bones. The main substance used in PRP therapy is platelets. When used for PRP therapy, these healing agents can treat numerous pain-related conditions, such as:

When you have PRP therapy, Dr. Fiks first draws some of your blood. Then he spins it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of your blood components. Then he injects the platelet serum into the area that needs healing.

Multiwave locked system laser therapy

Unlike bone marrow concentrate and PRP therapies, MLS therapy relies on light energy to activate the healing process in your body.

During this treatment, Dr. Fiks focuses specific wavelengths of light on the part of your body that needs healing. This process is quick and painless and comes with numerous benefits, including:

As a result, it can provide pain relief for a wide range of musculoskeletal issues, from neurological pain and inflammation to strains, sprains, and joint conditions. A session usually takes less than 10 minutes, and it’s completely painless. Dr. Fiks simply positions the MLS laser over your treatment site and administers the appropriate wavelengths directly to the targeted tissue while you relax. 

There’s no sound, vibration, or heat, which makes the entire process completely comfortable.

What to expect from regenerative medicine

Since regenerative medicine involves healing damaged and diseased areas, it can take time to see results. However, many patients often start noticing improvements in the treatment site within a few weeks as healthy, new cells return to the area. Depending on your condition, Dr. Fiks may recommend a series of treatments to provide the best results.

The good news is that regenerative medicine therapies come with few risks or side effects, and they don’t usually require much downtime. Regenerative medicine therapies are also safe to use in combination with other pain management techniques.

To learn more about regenerative medicine therapies and to see if they may be able to help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Advanced Pain Management Center today.

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