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Regenerative Medicine

TruWell Health

Arthritis and Sports Medicine Center & Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Specialists located in St. Petersburg, FL

Regenerative medicine treatments capture the most powerful cells in the human body and concentrate them to bring healing and pain relief. At TruWell Health in St. Petersburg, Florida, the team of experienced regenerative medicine specialists offers stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies to relieve chronic pain. These treatments often work where others fail. Learn how regenerative medicine can help you by contacting the office by phone or clicking the online scheduler.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a cutting-edge approach to tissue repair. Whether you have tissue damage related to injury, trauma, disease, or even congenital issues, regenerative medicine techniques such as stem cell therapy and PRP therapy can help. 

The regenerative medicine philosophy is simple: It's best to treat the root cause of your symptoms, rather than just viewing the symptoms as the only issue. For example, the traditional medical approach might prescribe pain relievers for knee pain. 

Instead of addressing the actual cause of the knee pain, however, the medication merely masks the pain for a little while. Regenerative medicine treats the underlying cause by repairing the tissue damage that caused your pain. 

In this way, regenerative medicine offers lasting relief instead of a lifetime of symptom management.

What is stem cell therapy?

In stem cell therapy, your TruWell Health specialist injects stem cells inside and around damaged tissue. Stem cells are human cells that repair and renew diseased or otherwise damaged tissue. 

Stem cells are particularly important for healing because they're blank cells capable of becoming any other type of human cell. When injected in the appropriate area, stem cells can repair and regenerate muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. 

Stem cells can also divide and create new stem cells, which then boost your healing power even more. 

Stem cell therapy is a popular alternative to traditional arthritis treatments because it repairs and rebuilds lost cartilage to improve joint function in the spine, hips, ankles, knees, and hands.

What is PRP therapy?

In PRP therapy, your TruWell Health specialist injects concentrated platelets taken from your own blood. Platelets bring on the healing response when you're injured or have tissue damage within tendons, ligaments, or other soft tissue. 

With PRP therapy, you get up to 10 times the amount of platelets that normally occur around an injury site. This allows for much faster tissue repair. 

PRP is often a popular treatment for chronic neck, back, and knee pain. Conditions like osteoarthritis, tendinitis, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, sprains, and strains all respond very well to PRP therapy. 

Regenerative medicine can bring back your function and end your pain through natural injections instead of major surgery. Learn more by calling TruWell Health or clicking on the online appointment maker now.