Healing the source of your pain can significantly improve your quality of life. At LiveWell Pain Management, Nora Taha, MD, offers customized treatment plans using regenerative medicine to heal damaged tissues, so you can recover faster. Dr. Taha specializes in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapies to treat pain from injuries, arthritis, and other types of degenerative diseases, so you can regain full function of your body. To find out if regenerative medicine therapies are right for you, call the office in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, or request a consultation online today.
Regenerative medicine uses the power of your own body to help you recover more efficiently from injuries, degenerative disease, and surgery.
Dr. Taha uses substances from your body to promote healing from the inside out. These substances include platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells.
PRP is in your blood and contains growth factors that stimulate your body to produce new, healthy cells. These cells replace what’s damaged to heal cartilage, strains, and tears in your soft tissues more quickly and relieve pain.
Stem cells are in the marrow of your bones and fatty tissues. These cells have the unique ability to regenerate into any type of cell, including bone cells, nerve cells, and soft tissue cells, to help you heal from injuries and disease faster and more efficiently.
Because the regenerative substances that Dr. Taha uses come from your own body, she first needs to extract a sample of your blood or stem cells.
To obtain PRP, Dr. Taha withdraws a blood sample and prepares it in a centrifuge, a device that spins the liquid at high speeds to separate platelets from other materials.
To retrieve stem cells, Dr. Taha performs a minor surgical procedure to extract stem cells from your bone marrow or fatty tissue.
The resulting high concentration of PRP or stem cells is what she injects into the area of your injury. Dr. Taha can use ultrasound or fluoroscopic technology to guide the needle into a precise location within your body to ensure you receive the full benefit of your therapy.
While regenerative medicine is a highly effective treatment for pain from injuries or disease, it takes time to see results.
The injections trigger your body’s natural ability to heal itself, and over the course of several weeks, it produces new cells to replace the old ones. As these new cells grow, you should begin to see a reduction in your pain, an increase in your mobility, and the return of your body’s full function.
Because regenerative medicine addresses the root cause of your persistent pain by healing damaged tissue and bone, you can expect your results to be more long-lasting.
To find out if you’re a candidate for regenerative medicine, request a consultation online or by calling the office of LiveWell Pain Management today.