Joint Regeneration Specialist

Active Health Clinics

Chiropractic Clinic & Regenerative Medicine located in Fort Dodge, IA

Injuries and degenerative changes in the joints are a common cause of pain and reduced mobility in both young and old, but joint regeneration could halt the progression of conditions affecting the joints and even reverse some of the effects. The team at Active Health Clinics in Fort Dodge, Iowa, provides joint regeneration services using regenerative medicine techniques, and mesenchymal stem cells. Book your appointment today by calling the practice, or use the online tool to schedule a consultation.

Joint Regeneration Q & A

What is joint regeneration?

Joint regeneration is at the forefront of research into better ways of treating chronic joint pain and deterioration. Conditions like osteoarthritis cause a gradual wearing away of the cartilage that protects the ends of the bones within your joints, leaving them exposed and able to rub together. 

These conditions need careful management because although chiropractic care can help reduce the degeneration from happening, it cannot take away what is already there, and in some cases, joint replacement may be the only way to relieve pain and restore joint function. 

Joint regeneration offers an alternative solution, using advanced scientific techniques to promote the growth of new cartilage and other tissues.

How does joint regeneration work?

There are several ideas about how to achieve joint regeneration, but one of the most promising is regenerative medicine.

Regenerative medicine uses natural cells and substances made in the body to promote tissue growth. These include:

  • Natural growth factors
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Mesenchymal stem cells
  • Cytokines
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

Active Health Clinics’ highly trained nurse practitioner delivers a concentrated solution of one of these products to inject into your joints. When the active cells and growth factors in the injection reach the joint, they stimulate your body into producing new, healthy cartilage and other types of tissue that can restore the joint.

What are the advantages of using joint regeneration therapies?

Joint regeneration is a safe, simple procedure that could mean you won’t have to undergo any surgical procedures to repair your joints.

Joint surgery techniques are now highly advanced, and in many cases are performed laparoscopically, with or without robotic assistance. However, all surgeries carry risks and can cause a degree of pain and incapacity. 

Joint regeneration, on the other hand, is minimally invasive, and the risks are far fewer. You can carry on working, exercising, and all your other normal activities after joint regeneration treatment, unlike post-surgical recovery, which requires months of physical rehabilitation.

Joint regeneration is suitable for treating conditions like degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis), and patients experience positive results after receiving injections in the:

  • Neck
  • Back
  • Sacroiliac joints
  • Shoulders
  • Elbows
  • Hands and fingers
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Feet and toes

Sports injuries and overuse damage are also common causes of joint pain that typically respond well to joint regeneration therapy.

The healing process causes minimal scarring to internal tissues, and it can even restore tissues to their original condition in some cases.

To find out whether joint regeneration can help with your chronic pain, call Active Health Clinics today, or book an appointment online.