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Regenerative Therapies

Osteopathic Center for Healing

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physicians located in Rockville, MD

When you’re suffering from the pain that comes from joint degeneration or tendon tears, regenerative treatments can offer relief. At Osteopathic Center for Healing in Rockville, Maryland, Neil Spiegel, DO, offers modern medical procedures that heal your body and restore its function. To find out more about regenerative therapy treatments, call Osteopathic Center for Healing or schedule an appointment online today.

Regenerative Therapies Q & A

What is Regenerative Therapy?

Regenerative Therapy is a form of medicine that attempts to repair damage, disease, or injury to your body by leveraging your natural ability to repair.

These tissues act as biological repairmen in your body. Under the right conditions, they have the ability generate new tissue or become new tissue with specialized functions. When these tissues are used to treat medical conditions the goal is to trigger healing within your body by generating new tissues to replace those that have been dysfunctional.

How does Regenerative Therapy work?

These tissues can act as your body’s raw building blocks. There are several sources used in this office including:

  • Wharton's jelly applications
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Adipose (Fat) Tissue

At Osteopathic Center for Healing, Dr. Spiegel typically uses adult cells located in tissues like bone marrow. This means that cells that are harvested from your bone marrow, for example, can create new cells in other tissues such as joints.

What conditions does regenerative therapy treat?

Regenerative therapies maybe helpful in treating a variety of dysfunction in your entire body, including your shoulders, elbows, and wrists or weight-bearing areas like your hips, knees, and ankles. Common issues that Dr. Spiegel treats using regenerative therapy include:

  • Meniscal tears
  • Partial tendon tears
  • Glenoid or hip labral tears
  • Achilles tendon and rotator cuff injuries

In addition to tendon tears and injuries, regenerative therapy is also an effective treatment for osteoarthritis, a type of arthritis associated with aging and joint degeneration.

What can I expect during my appointment?

During your appointment, Dr. Spiegel extracts healthy adult tissue from your body and then introduces them to the site of your pain. This precise procedure is guided by ultrasound technology to ensure your healthy tissues are delivered to the area that has damaged tissue. With the healthy, new tissues at the site of your injury, your damaged tissues begin to regenerate. This regeneration restores the function of the muscle, joint, or tendon while also relieving your pain. Initial results typically are noticeable three weeks after your treatment with continued improvement over six months.

To see if regenerative therapy can reduce your pain and restore your health, call Osteopathic Center for Healing or schedule an appointment online today.