Regenerative Medicine

Pittsburgh East Health Center

Chiropractors located in Monroeville, PA

Pittsburgh East Health Center aims to help their patients heal from a wide range of pain types without the need for surgery or steroids. To achieve that goal, they offer regenerative medicine, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapies. These groundbreaking treatments, which alleviate pain and support healing, are available at their Monroeville, Pennsylvania, office. For more information about regenerative medicine, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine launches your body’s natural healing processes, while providing resources your innate healing mechanisms can use to help you heal faster. Pittsburgh East Health Center offers this treatment path to patients who need to heal in targeted areas. And, as you can imagine, that means regenerative medicine is a useful treatment for people with a wide range of conditions. 

What can regenerative medicine treat?

Pittsburgh East Health Center uses regenerative therapy to help people with:

Whether your pain is caused by another health condition (like arthritis) or was triggered by a certain event (like a car accident or workplace injury), the caring team at Pittsburgh East Health Center offers regenerative medicine to alleviate it. 

How does regenerative medicine work?

During regenerative medicine treatment, your Pittsburgh East Health Center provider injects medicine into targeted locations on your body. If you have knee pain, for example, you receive the injections in your knee. If you’re living with neuropathy, the injection locations are strategically placed to best address your symptoms. 

The injection itself consists of either platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or amniotic-derived stem cells. 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

To get the PRP for your injection, your Pittsburgh East Health Center provider takes a small sample of your own blood. Then, using a centrifuge, they separate out the platelets. Your body sends these platelets to injury sites anytime you’re wounded to trigger your healing processes. By injecting PRP where you experience pain, your Pittsburgh East Health Center provider jump-starts healing in the treated area.

Stem cell therapy

With injections of stem cells, Pittsburgh East Health Center provides your body with the building blocks it needs to create new, healthy tissue in the area. And your provider adds hyaluronan (hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance) to the injection to deliver pain relief and improve mobility. These stem cell injections give you quick symptom relief while also promoting healing in the area. 

To learn more about regenerative medicine and which injection might be right for your pain, don’t hesitate to contact Pittsburgh East Health Center. Call them or make an appointment online to get started with this safe, effective, minimally invasive treatment.