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Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Valley Medical and Wellness

Chronic Pain Medicine & Addiction Medicine located in Burnsville, MN, Minneapolis, MN & Woodbury, MN

At Valley Medical and Wellness, we offer innovative therapies using regenerative medicine to repair damage and heal pain relating to injuries or disease. At their offices in Minneapolis, Woodbury, and Burnsville, Minnesota, the medical team customizes regenerative medicine therapies, including prolotherapy, to meet your needs. To find out if regenerative medicine is a treatment option for you, schedule a consultation by calling Valley Medical and Wellness today.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a treatment strategy that harnesses the power of your body’s healing capabilities. By injecting natural substances into the area of injury, this type of therapy stimulates your body to regenerate new, healthy cells to replace damaged ones.

You may be a candidate for regenerative medicine if you suffer chronic pain due to injuries or degenerative disease in your:

  • Joints

  • Tendons

  • Muscles

  • Cartilage

  • Ligaments

Your provider at Valley Medical and Wellness customizes your regenerative medicine therapy plan based on your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms.

What’s involved in regenerative medicine therapy?

The team at Valley Medical and Wellness offers two types of regenerative medicine therapy and can determine which is right for you after reviewing your medical history and current condition.

Regenerative medicine therapies available at Valley Medical and Wellness include:

Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is an injection-based treatment that involves the injection of substances found naturally in your body to trigger its healing response.

Therapeutic injections of natural substances, like saline and dextrose, and lidocaine, or another anesthetic medicine, stimulate your body to produce healthy new cells to repair damaged tissue.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

In this type of therapy, injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) stimulate the growth of healthy new cells. PRP is found naturally in your blood and contains important growth factors involved in the creation of new tissue.

The medical team extracts a sample of your blood to use in therapy. They first prepare it in a centrifuge to separate PRP from other materials, then inject the remaining high concentration of PRP into the area of injury.

How long does it take to see the results of regenerative medicine therapy?

Both types of regenerative medicine therapy take time to work. Soon after your injections, your body starts producing new cells to replace the damaged ones.

Over time, as new tissue forms, you can enjoy improved mobility in the affected joint or tissue and a noticeable reduction in your pain.

Your body continues to form new cells in the weeks after treatment, and you can expect to see the optimal results of your therapy within four to six weeks. Because regenerative medicine targets the root cause of your pain and limited mobility, the formation of new tissue provides you with long-lasting pain relief and enhances your overall health.

To find out more about the benefits of regenerative medicine by calling the Valley Medical and Wellness office nearest you.

Fax Number: 612-444-9000