Regenerative Medicine is a unique and innovative approach to boosting the body’s natural healing and repair process and has been proven to be effective in treating many medical problems and types of injuries. This includes the sort of injuries typically seen and treated by chiropractors.
How Does Regenerative Medicine Work?
Regenerative cells are extremely special human cells. They are special because they have the unique ability to develop into many different cell types, from muscle and blood cells to brain cells. This means that they can be used to replace cells and tissues that have been damaged or lost due to injury or disease.
Regenerative cells can be taken from many different sources, including adipose (fatty) tissue, umbilical cord tissue, placental tissue, blood from the umbilical cord, and bone marrow. They can be administered in a number of ways too. In the case of chiropractic care, regenerative cells are usually injected directly into problem areas, such as the affected joints, muscles, or soft tissue.
What Conditions Can Regenerative Medicine Treat?
Regenerative Medicine has been shown to be an extremely effective treatment for a range of health conditions, including orthopedic issues. Since chiropractic care also has a wide variety of applications even outside of orthopedic treatment, it makes regenerative medicine the perfect accompaniment to chiropractic care to achieve relief from a selection of diseases and health problems. Here are just a few, more common examples.
Crohn’s disease: a lifelong condition where parts of the digestive system become inflamed and cause abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and even malnutrition. Chiropractic treatment, along with regenerative medicine has shown to be effective in reducing the symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease.
Multiple sclerosis: a neurological condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a huge range of debilitating symptoms including fatigue, pain, eye problems, and numbness/tingling. Every patient experiences MS slightly differently, and it is a lifelong condition. Regenerative medicine is considered valuable for alleviating the symptoms of MS, as is chiropractic treatment which can help patients to manage the chronic pain that they may be experiencing.
Joint replacement: if you have had a joint replacement, you may benefit from regenerative medicine following your surgery. This is because the regenerative cells will help to repair the damaged cells, reduce inflammation, and improve and accelerate the entire healing process. Used in combination with chiropractic care, regenerative medicine can support the rehabilitation process so that you can get back to normal as quickly as possible following your joint replacement surgery.
Autoimmune conditions: autoimmune diseases occur when the body’s immune system can’t tell the difference between your own cells and foreign cells, causing the body to mistakenly attack normal cells. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune conditions that can affect a wide range of body parts including rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, and lupus. Regenerative medicine has been shown to induce healing activity in patients with autoimmune disorders, while chiropractic care can help alleviate pressure on the central nervous system which is responsible for controlling body systems including regulating immune function. This can help to reduce the symptoms associated with autoimmune conditions.
If you are interested in finding out more about regenerative medicine, how it works, and how it can be used in conjunction with chiropractic care to improve your health and quality of life, please contact our chiropractic team in North Charleston, SC today.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is the practice of applying a precise, controlled force in a specific direction to a spinal joint that is not moving normally. The goal of this natural therapy is to rectify structural alignment and remove nervous system obstruction, which results in better spinal function, less discomfort, and a better overall quality of life.
Is chiropractic adjustment safe?
Chiropractic care is largely regarded as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive treatments for most back and neck issues. When performed by a certified chiropractor, spinal adjustments are exceedingly safe.
Can I see a chiropractor if I am pregnant?
Chiropractic adjustments have been found to improve the pregnancy experience and make delivery easier for many pregnant women. The adjustments are made to fit the stage of pregnancy and the individual needs of each patient. Visit our Prenatal Chiropractic Care page for more information.
Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?
Chiropractic treatments can be beneficial for children. Young people are very physically active and are often subject to a variety of falls and blows as a result of everyday activities and participation in sports. Back and neck pain, stiffness, tightness, and discomfort are all common signs of these types of injuries. Chiropractic treatment is always tailored to the specific needs of each patient, which includes specialized treatment for children.
Do insurance plans cover chiropractic?
Most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, some Medicaid programs, and Blue Cross Blue Shield policies for government employees, will cover chiropractic services.
Is treatment ongoing?
The involved nature of chiropractic treatment is essentially what makes multiple visits needed. A patient must visit a chiropractor’s clinic to receive treatment. By comparison, a general doctor’s course of treatment often involves pre-determined plans that can be carried out at home (i.e. taking a course of antibiotics once a day for a couple of weeks).
A chiropractor may provide continuous care, thus making a certain number of visits sometimes necessary.