Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Johnson Medical Center

Integrative Medicine & Regenerative Medicine located in Venice, FL

Regenerative medicine uses state-of-the-art techniques to promote your body’s natural ability to heal itself. The multidisciplinary team at Johnson Medical Center in Venice, Florida, includes an on-site nurse practitioner who provides regenerative medicine services, including mesenchymal stem cell injections. Call or book an appointment online today to find out how regenerative medicine can help you.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine aims to restore your body’s normal function by repairing or replacing cells and tissues. The nurse practitioner at Johnson Medical Center provides different types of regenerative medicine techniques, including:

Platelet-rich plasma

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) uses substances from your blood to facilitate healing and reduce inflammation. You probably know of platelets because of their role in forming blood clots. Platelets also contain specialized proteins called growth factors that help you heal.

PRP starts with a vial of blood, usually from your arm. Your provider processes the blood to make PRP, which is a concentrated solution of platelets. They inject the PRP into an injured or painful joint to speed up the healing process. 

Mesenchymal stem cells

Your body also contains mesenchymal stem cells, which have a special ability to become different types of cells. One stem cell can turn into another stem cell, or it may become a bone, cartilage, or muscle cell. 

Stem cells come from many sources, but the team at Johnson Medical Center always uses mesenchymal stem cells. This type of stem cell occurs in your body tissues, including bone marrow and fat, as well as umbilical cord tissue. Johnson Medical Center uses laboratory-processed mesenchymal stem cells that come from the umbilical tissue of healthy donors. 

How does regenerative medicine work?

Regenerative medicine boosts your body’s natural healing power. Injections of PRP or stem cells offer many benefits, including:

  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Faster healing
  • Pain relief

These treatments stimulate your body to create healthy new cells that replace the damaged or diseased cells. This promotes an optimal healing environment and accelerates the rate of recovery. 

What does regenerative medicine treat?

The nurse practitioner at Johnson Medical Center uses regenerative medicine to treat many painful injuries and conditions, including:

  • Arthritis, including osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Tendon injuries, including tennis elbow and rotator cuff tears
  • Postsurgical pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Car accident injuries
  • Congenital conditions
  • Back and neck pain

If you have any type of musculoskeletal pain that doesn’t resolve with other treatments, like physical therapy and chiropractic care, regenerative medicine may be right for you. 

To learn more about regenerative medicine, call Johnson Medical Center or book an appointment online today.