Just as your body heals itself when you have a cut, there are ways it can heal itself that aren’t quite as visible. New technologies in regenerative medicine have created treatments that enhance your body’s natural ability to heal. Regenerative medicine can be used for pain management, to help heal sports-related injuries, and to speed up healing after surgery. It can even help combat against hair loss and signs of aging.

Regenerative medicine is a form of tissue engineering and molecular biology, which deals with replacing or regenerating human cells, tissues, or organs to restore or establish their normal ability to function. Scientific advancements are finding ways to utilize the body’s extraordinary ability to heal and restore itself. As research studies increasingly prove that anti-inflammatory medications and corticosteroid injections can be harmful and ineffective, regenerative medicine is becoming more popular by helping patients overcome pain and heal injuries without surgery or other invasive measures.

“Regenerative medicine uses PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) injections or injections of stem cells derived from healthy, pre-screened cesarean births, which have the ability to aid in repairing and regenerating damaged tissues with a natural, minimally invasive technique,” explained Kelly Lesemann, DC, MS, and owner of Comprehensive Pain & Wellness in Morris. “The treatments require very little downtime, and are effective in treating conditions including joint pain, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament problems, chronic pain, and more.”

At Comprehensive Pain & Wellness, regenerative medicine treatments are offered in the office under the direction of a medical team. “Regenerative medicine is promising because it’s an alternative to drugs or surgery, requiring little downtime,” said Lesemann. “It offers the ability to help a patient heal their body in a more natural way.” For more information, call the office to set up a free consultation, or attend CP&W’s “Coffee with the Doc” events at 10:00 am on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Comprehensive Pain & Wellness

107 West Jefferson Street

Morris, IL 60450

Phone: 815-942-8399

Credit: Morris Herald News

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