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Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Alternative Wellness Clinic -  - Chiropractic Clinic

Alternative Wellness Clinic

Chiropractic Clinics & Regenerative Medicine located in Sterling, VA

If you have chronic pain or an acute injury that you’d like to heal, regenerative medicine restores your body to health. The medical team at Alternative Wellness Clinic in Sterling, Virginia, harnesses the healing powers of the human body by providing regenerative medicine such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy. To rebuild your tissues and increase your health, contact the Alternative Wellness Clinic team about regenerative medicine today. Call the office or use the online contact form.

Regenerative Medicine

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is the use of the body’s own healing mechanisms to regrow damaged tissue and heal chronic pain. Regenerative medicine uses knowledge gained from biology, tissue engineering, biochemistry, and applied engineering to create therapies that accelerate healing. At Alternative Wellness Clinic, the medical team offers both platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapies to improve conditions such as:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Hairline fractures
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Disc pain
  • Joint pain
  • Neck and back pain
  • Neuropathy

Many women and men with chronic pain who haven’t responded to other types of therapies find relief with regenerative medicine.

 

What is PRP?

Your blood contains healing cell fragments called platelets. Platelets are the components in your blood that rush to the site of an injury to form a clot when you’re bleeding and help rebuild the damaged tissue. Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood.

When creating a PRP serum, your practitioner first takes a small donation of blood from your arm, usually about 2-4 tablespoons. They then separate the platelets from the plasma in a centrifuge. Your Alternative Wellness Clinic practitioner activates the platelet’s healing power with a proprietary solution from Juventix.

They inject the supercharged PRP serum into the site of your injury. The platelets stimulate healing and “call” your body’s stem cells to the scene, where they morph to become the kind of cell you need to repair your injury.

 

What is MSC therapy?

Mesenchymal stem cells are multipotent cells, meaning that they can become many other (different) kinds of cells. Although you’re born with plenty of stem cells — about one per 10,000 specialized cells (such as skin cells, heart cells, etc.) — as you age you lose stem cells and therefore can’t repair your injuries as readily. By age 80, you only have one stem cell per two million specialized cells.

You get MSCs from your own bone marrow or fat or from donated umbilical cord tissue, umbilical cord blood, amniotic fluid, or amniotic membrane from healthy live births. As with PRP, your practitioner injects MSCs directly into the site of your injury or pain to fix your injured tissues, nerves, or bone.

At Alternative Wellness Clinic, we supplement MSC treatments with PRP. The synergistic effects results in less pain and faster healing.

To find out more about how regenerative medicine can help you heal an injury and regrow damaged tissue, contact Alternative Wellness Clinic by phone or via the online form.