Regenerative Medicine Specialist

BodyWorks Medical Center

Integrative Medical Clinic located in Carol Stream, IL

Regenerative medicine makes use of regenerative cells and related products to optimize and accelerate the body’s natural healing processes. The team at BodyWorks Medical Center in Carol Stream, Illinois, uses regenerative medicine to aid healing in a variety of painful health conditions and may help patients avoid surgeries. To find out more, call the clinic today or book an appointment online.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a branch of medicine concerned with developing therapies that regenerate or replace injured, diseased, or defective cells, tissues, or organs to restore or establish function and structure. - Merriam-Webster 

The medical team at BodyWorks Medical Center uses Human Cellular Tissue Products (HCTP) to aid in the healing process. HCTP may contain: 

  • Hyaluronic acid 
  • Regenerative cells 
  • Cytokines 
  • Growth Factors 
  • Exosomes 

The HCTP containing these cellular components may increase the immune response, decrease inflammation and pain & activate cell growth when its injected into injured tissues. Over time as the regenerative cells potentially multiply, new, healthy tissue may form to heal the damaged area.


 

What conditions can regenerative medicine be used for?

Regenerative medicine may be used to aid healing and tissue regeneration in a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including: 

  • Arthritis 
  • Knee pain 
  • Hip degeneration 
  • Shoulder injuries 
  • Joint damage 
  • Ligament & tendon tears 
  • Low back pain 
  • Herniated discs 

When a medical provider of the BodyWorks Medical Center team injects HCTP into the area that is causing pain, the regenerative cells may promote healing and may stimulate the growth of new tissue in bones, joints, and soft tissues.

 

What happens during a regenerative medicine treatment?

The procedure of administering HCTP consists of prepping and sterilizing the area or joint to be injected. A topical anesthetic may be applied to numb the area prior to the injection. Most people can return to normal activities following the procedure. However, it may be recommended to limit some activities for up to two weeks depending on the severity and area that is being injected.

 

How long does it take for regenerative medicine procedures to work?

Results vary from patient to patient, but you may start to notice an improvement in your symptoms within three weeks. Over the course of several months, as your body potentially continues to make new cells in the damaged area, you may continue to see improvements in function. 

Some patients require more than one session to appreciate the full benefit of the procedure, depending on the extent of the tissue damage and how well their body responded to the initial procedure. However, this is rare. You can discuss this with your BodyWorks medical provider at your initial consultation and your follow-up appointment. 

To find out more about how regenerative medicine works and whether it may help you, talk to a member of the medical team about your symptoms by arranging a consultation. Call BodyWorks Medical Center now or book an appointment online.