Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Active Health Clinics

Chiropractic Clinic & Regenerative Medicine located in Fort Dodge, IA

Regenerative medicine is a relatively recent addition to the range of treatments available for chronic pain and is proving to be effective for many patients. The team at Active Health Clinics in Fort Dodge, Iowa, has specialized regenerative medicine techniques, offering state-of-the-art ultrasound-guided regenerative and holistic joint injections. Find out more by calling Active Health Clinics today to schedule a consultation, or book your appointment online.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine techniques use mesenchymal stem cells and other substances made in the human body to promote healing in tissues that cause pain because of degeneration or a failure to heal properly following injury. These substances include:

  • Natural growth factors
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Mesenchymal stem cells
  • Cytokines

Refined, concentrated solutions injected into damaged tissues stimulate your body into producing new, healthy tissues to replace the ones that are causing your pain, thus providing long-term relief. 

Mesenchymal stem cells, for example, can specialize in different tissue types like bone or cartilage. Research shows that they help speed the healing of injuries and repair wear-and-tear damage.

Additionally, Active Health Clinics offers trigger-point injections and injections of natural substances to target your overall wellbeing. 

What can regenerative medicine help?

The team at Active Health Clinics finds regenerative medicine injections are particularly helpful for patients who have conditions such as:

  • Degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis)
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tendon injuries
  • Ligament damage
  • Joint adhesions
  • Paraspinal pain

Regenerative medicine injections are an effective alternative to more invasive solutions for pain in joints, including knees, shoulders, hips, elbows, wrists, and ankles. It’s particularly good for patients whose pain isn’t improving using other conservative approaches.

How soon does regenerative medicine take effect?

Regenerative medicine techniques aren’t an instant fix for chronic pain because they are promoting new tissue growth, a process that can take weeks and months to complete. You may start to notice positive effects after two or three weeks with an easing of pain and an increase in mobility.

Most patients find the most noticeable changes take place after a couple of months, but each patient responds differently to regenerative medicine, so there’s no set schedule for when and how much your condition improves.

Some patients respond after a single regenerative medicine treatment; others may need a course of injections. Your provider at Active Health Clinics can advise you and monitors your progress after each treatment session to ensure you achieve optimal results.

Are regenerative medicine injections painful?

If you’ve had an immunization injection or a flu shot, you’ll know how there’s usually a small prick as the needle penetrates the skin. You may also feel a stinging or burning at the injection site when you have regenerative medicine treatment.

Most patients don’t find this too uncomfortable, but if you’re sensitive or the injection is going into a part of your body with a concentration of nerve endings, you can use a topical numbing cream before your treatment.

To learn more about the ways in which regenerative medicine could help your chronic pain, call Active Health Clinics today, or book an appointment online.