Regenerative Medicine Therapy: Why it's a Game-Changer in Treating Baby Boomers Arthritic Joints

Are your aches and pains ruining your golf game? Do your knees keep you from your aerobics class? If you’re one of the more t

Are your aches and pains ruining your golf game? Do your knees keep you from your aerobics class? If you’re one of the more than 76 million baby boomers in the United States, then you’re not alone. Joint pain from arthritis is common, especially as you get older.

Managing patients’ aches and pains has become a top priority among medical professionals. Here at Premier Pain Institute, Sham Vengurlekar, MD, doesn’t want your arthritis to keep you from enjoying your golden years and offers some of the most advanced treatments to improve joint health and reduce your pain with regenerative medicine therapy.

Baby boomers and arthritis

Your aches and pains can develop from any number of causes. But when it comes to joint pain, especially in baby boomers, it’s more than likely arthritis. There are many different types of arthritis, but the one that affects most people develops from the general wear-and-tear that comes with all of your life’s experiences: osteoarthritis. Of the 54 million Americans with arthritis, 31 million suffer from osteoarthritis.  

The years you spent standing on your feet in front of the chalkboard or lifting and carrying your heavy toolbox can take a toll on your body and lead to a slow, but a gradual deterioration of the cartilage between your joints. Over time, the loss of the cartilage becomes so severe that your bones rub together, resulting in pain, inflammation, and loss of motion — all signs and symptoms of arthritis.

Arthritis is a progressive condition, which means it doesn’t improve when you leave it alone. But at Premier Pain Institute, we want to do more than just mask your pain with medications. We want you to live a full, pain-free life that lets you do all the things you’ve been dreaming about, especially as you plan for retirement. That’s why we provide regenerative medicine therapy to help heal your joints and your arthritis.

Regenerative power from within

You may find this hard to believe, but your body has the power to heal the inflammation and pain caused by your arthritis. You just haven’t tapped into it yet. Regenerative medicine therapy at Premier Pain Institute is an innovative medical practice aimed at creating living, functional tissue to replace your diseased tissue using platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

PRP concentrates the healing powers from your own body. It’s a blood product we create by spinning a sample of your own blood in a special centrifuge to separate the healing proteins naturally found in your blood from the plasma, or liquid portion. These healing proteins include platelets and growth factors that induce the production of collagen in your body. Collagen is an important structural protein found in your cartilage.

Athletes have been using PRP as a treatment for sports injuries for years and find that it helps them recover from their injury faster and, in some cases, has prevented the need for more invasive treatments like surgery.

Fighting arthritis at the source

Arthritis can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Anti-inflammatories may help keep your pain at bay, but they don’t stop the progression of the disease. Dr. Vengurlekar wants to do more than keep your pain away — he wants you to get your life back.

PRP has been shown to be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis, especially in the knees. It can reduce your pain and improve function. When injected into the joint, the growth factors in the PRP stimulate the healing process and the generation of new, healthier tissue, so it’s like your joint is young again.

Don’t let your arthritis pain keep you from enjoying your life. You worked hard, so you deserve to enjoy every minute. Regenerative medicine therapy is a game-changer for your generation.

Call Premier Pain Institute today or request an appointment online to learn more about regenerative medicine and how it can help you.  

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