Regenerative Medicine Specialist

BodyWorks Medical Center

Integrative Medical Clinic located in Carol Stream, IL

Regenerative medicine makes use of mesenchymal 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 helps 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 method of using the body’s natural healing abilities to regenerate damaged tissues. The medical team at BodyWorks Medical Center uses amniotic allograft treatments composed of several growth factors produced by the body, including:

  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Mesenchymal cells
  • Cytokines

The amniotic allograft serum containing these growth factors starts to activate cell growth when it’s injected into injured tissues, so over time as the mesenchymal cells multiply, new, healthy tissue forms to heal the damaged area.

What conditions can regenerative medicine be used to treat?

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

  • Joint damage
  • Ligament and tendon injuries
  • Muscle injuries
  • Osteoarthritis

When a member of the BodyWorks Medical Center team injects amniotic allograft serum into the area that’s causing pain, the mesenchymal cells promote healing and stimulate the growth of new tissue in bones, joints, and soft tissues.

What happens during regenerative medicine treatment?

The procedure is noninvasive, so there’s normally no need for anesthetic or pain relief, and you can return to your usual activities straight after the treatment session. If you’re particularly sensitive or have an aversion to needles, your Bodyworks Medical Center team member can apply an anesthetic cream to numb the injection site.

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

Results vary from patient to patient, but you may well start to notice an improvement in your symptoms within three weeks. Over the course of several months, as your body continues to make new cells in the damaged area, you should see an improvement that in some cases can be dramatic.

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

To find out more about how regenerative medicine works and whether it could 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.