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WHAT IS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?

Regenerative medicine is an emerging branch of medicine with the goal of restoring organ and/or tissue function for patients with serious injuries or chronic disease. Chronic pain in our active and aging population has driven a search for new and alternative therapies beyond painkillers, steroids, and surgery to potentially heal the source of the problem.
Regenerative medicine has the capability to repair damage due to age, injury or disease in areas like arthritic knees, damaged spinal discs, or painful hips that have previously been resistant to other treatments. Regenerative medicine involves the use of various cellular components like stem cells, platelet rich plasma, and alpha-2-macroglobulin (A2M) which have the power to naturally regenerate damaged tissues, thus restoring function.
At Harborside Spine and Sports Center, we believe regenerative medicine is the future of pain management. Our team of pain specialists provide relief to patients who otherwise would be disabled due to pain. This form of treatment holds great promise to improve the lives of patients and get them back on track to a healthy, active lifestyle.

WHAT IS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?

Regenerative medicine is an emerging branch of medicine with the goal of restoring organ and/or tissue function for patients with serious injuries or chronic disease. Chronic pain in our active and aging population has driven a search for new and alternative therapies beyond painkillers, steroids, and surgery to potentially heal the source of the problem.
Regenerative medicine has the capability to repair damage due to age, injury or disease in areas like arthritic knees, damaged spinal discs, or painful hips that have previously been resistant to other treatments. Regenerative medicine involves the use of various cellular components like stem cells, platelet rich plasma, and alpha-2-macroglobulin (A2M) which have the power to naturally regenerate damaged tissues, thus restoring function.
At Harborside Spine and Sports Center, we believe regenerative medicine is the future of pain management. Our team of pain specialists provide relief to patients who otherwise would be disabled due to pain. This form of treatment holds great promise to improve the lives of patients and get them back on track to a healthy, active lifestyle.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

Joints and soft tissue injuries and conditions treated with Regenerative Treatments:

 

  • Knees
  • Shoulders
  • Wrists
  • Ankles
  • Hands and Feet
  • Hips
  • Elbows
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Bicep Tendonitis

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Minimally-invasive, out-patient procedure where your own stem cells or PRP are harvested and injected into the damaged joints, tendons or ligaments to potentially restore structure and function, and minimize pain.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

Joints and soft tissue injuries and conditions treated with Regenerative Treatments:

 

  • Knees
  • Shoulders
  • Wrists
  • Ankles
  • Hands and Feet
  • Hips
  • Elbows
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Bicep Tendonitis

GET BACK IN THE GAME

Minimally-invasive, out-patient procedure where your own stem cells or PRP are harvested and injected into the damaged joints, tendons or ligaments to potentially restore structure and function, and minimize pain.

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE OPTIONS

Treatments Starting at $700
*All procedures are performed outpatient at Harborside Spine and Sports Center

**Regenerative procedures are not covered by commercial or government insurance

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE OPTIONS

Treatments Starting at $700
*All procedures are performed outpatient at Harborside Spine and Sports Center

**Regenerative procedures are not covered by commercial or government insurance

WHAT IS STEM CELL THERAPY?

Stem cells are the only cells in the body able to morph into
other types of specialized cells. Stem cells are found in
many parts of the body but are concentrated in the bone
marrow.

When the patient’s own stem cells are injected
into a damaged joint, they appear to amplify the body’s
own natural repair efforts by reducing inflammation,
accelerating healing, and preventing scarring and loss of
function.

It is not only a powerful approach to all stages of
arthritis but can be used for treatment of ligament, tendon,
cartilage, and even bone problems.

How is it performed?

Patient’s stem cells are obtained from their pelvic (hip) bone. The practitioner then concentrates the stem cells over 10 fold in a special centrifuge.

How long does it take?

This office based procedure takes 45 minutes to an hour. Patients can leave at the conclusion of the procedure.

Does it hurt?

A local anesthetic is used. This results in minimal discomfort.

How long does it last?

Multiple clinical studies have shown that when effective, the results last many years.

When can I expect to feel better?

Most patients feel no improvement for at least 3 weeks and possible 6-8 weeks. Once you feel improvement, you will notice continued improvement expanding over 6 months.

What are the indications for stem cell treatment?

Stem cell treatment from bone marrow concentrate (BMC) is ideal for:

  • Advanced Arthritis
  • Tendonitis/Ligament Sprains and Tears
  • Degenerative Disk Disease

What are Growth Factors?

While stem cells have high natural growth factors that promote healing and naturally decrease inflammation, it is often necessary to combine platelet rich plasma, which is rich in growth factors, to aid the stem cells in being maximally effective.

How well does it work?

There have been numerous clinical studies that show significant and lasting reduction in pain for a variety of injuries. Common injuries include early to advanced arthritis, knee and shoulder pain, tendon/ligament injuries. Studies have shown that 85% of patients experience a 4-6 point drop in their level of pain as a result of the treatment. (On a 0-10 scale with 10 being the worst pain)

Stem Cell Therapy in northern Michigan

Harborside Spine and Sports Center offers Stem Cell Therapy in northern Michigan including Petoskey, Gaylord, Traverse City, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, Cheboygan, Boyne City and the Upper Peninsula.

WHAT IS STEM CELL THERAPY?

Stem cells are the only cells in the body able to morph into
other types of specialized cells. Stem cells are found in
many parts of the body but are concentrated in the bone
marrow.

When the patient’s own stem cells are injected
into a damaged joint, they appear to amplify the body’s
own natural repair efforts by reducing infammation,
accelerating healing, and preventing scarring and loss of
function.

It is not only a powerful approach to all stages of
arthritis but can be used for treatment of ligament, tendon,
cartilage, and even bone problems.

How is it performed?

Patient’s stem cells are obtained from their pelvic (hip) bone. The practitioner then concentrates the stem cells over 10 fold in a special centrifuge.

How long does it take?

This office based procedure takes 45 minutes to an hour. Patients can leave at the conclusion of the procedure.

Does it hurt?

A local anesthetic is used. This results in minimal discomfort.

How long does it last?

Multiple clinical studies have shown that when effective, the results last many years.

When can I expect to feel better?

Most patients feel no improvement for at least 3 weeks and possible 6-8 weeks. Once you feel improvement, you will notice continued improvement expanding over 6 months.

What are the indications for stem cell treatment?

Stem cell treatment from bone marrow concentrate (BMC) is ideal for:

  • Advanced Arthritis
  • Tendonitis/Ligament Sprains and Tears
  • Degenerative Disk Disease

What are Growth Factors?

While stem cells have high natural growth factors that promote healing and naturally decrease inflammation, it is often necessary to combine platelet rich plasma, which is rich in growth factors, to aid the stem cells in being maximally effective.

How well does it work?

There have been numerous clinical studies that show significant and lasting reduction in pain for a variety of injuries. Common injuries include early to advanced arthritis, knee and shoulder pain, tendon/ligament injuries. Studies have shown that 85% of patients experience a 4-6 point drop in their level of pain as a result of the treatment. (On a 0-10 scale with 10 being the worst pain)

Stem Cell Therapy in northern Michigan

Harborside Spine and Sports Center offers Stem Cell Therapy in northern Michigan including Petoskey, Gaylord, Traverse City, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, Cheboygan, Boyne City and the Upper Peninsula.

WHAT IS PRP?

PRP presents patients with a long lasting, permanent solution that will not wear off over time as with a traditional pain injection.

For this reason, the use of PRP could help a patient avoid joint replacement surgery, and potentially back surgery. With any treatment option, the effectiveness of the treatment depends upon the severity of the injury.

Many traditional, non-operative treatment options concentrate on relieving pain, without fixing the underlying cause.

How Does PRP Help Heal The Body?

The body’s first response to soft tissue injury is to deliver platelet cells. Packed with growth and healing factors, platelets initiate repair and attract the critical assistance of stem cells.

PRP’s natural healing process intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets directly into the area in need. To create PRP, a small sample of your blood is drawn (similar to a lab test sample) and placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at high speeds, separating the platelets from the other components. The PRP is then injected into and around the point of injury, jump-starting and significantly strengthening the healing process.

Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection and a low risk of allergic reaction.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

The procedure typically takes about one hour, including preparation and recovery time. Performed safely in a medical office, PRP therapy relieves pain without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, or hospital stays and without a prolonged recovery. In fact, most people return to their jobs or usual activities right after the procedure.

How Often Should the Procedure be Done?

This will be discussed between you and your physician. Up to three injections may be given within a six-month time frame. However, a large number of people gain considerable to complete relief after the first or second injection.

What are the Expected Results?

Because the goal of PRP therapy is to resolve pain through healing, it could prove to have lasting results. Initial improvement may be seen within a few weeks, gradually increasing as the healing progresses. Research studies and clinical practice have shown PRP therapy to be very effective at relieving pain and returning patients to their normal lives. Both ultrasound and MRI images have shown definitive tissue repair after PRP therapy, confirming the healing process. The need for surgery can also be greatly reduced by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses and the condition is irreversible.

Is PRP Therapy Right for You?

Living with acute or chronic pain is a daily struggle and finding relief can be challenging. We are here for you. Our highly skilled physicians can accurately diagnose your pain and the PRP procedure may be the best treatment option for you. Stop letting pain run your life and get started by seeing if you’re a candidate today!

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy in northern Michigan

Harborside Spine and Sports Center offers PRP treaments in northern Michigan including Petoskey, Gaylord, Traverse City, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, Cheboygan, Boyne City and the Upper Peninsula.

WHAT IS PRP?

PRP presents patients with a long lasting, permanent solution that will not wear off over time as with a traditional pain injection.

For this reason, the use of PRP could help a patient avoid joint replacement surgery, and potentially back surgery. With any treatment option, the effectiveness of the treatment depends upon the severity of the injury.

Many traditional, non-operative treatment options concentrate on relieving pain, without fixing the underlying cause.

How Does PRP Help Heal The Body?

The body’s first response to soft tissue injury is to deliver platelet cells. Packed with growth and healing factors, platelets initiate repair and attract the critical assistance of stem cells.

PRP’s natural healing process intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets directly into the area in need. To create PRP, a small sample of your blood is drawn (similar to a lab test sample) and placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at high speeds, separating the platelets from the other components. The PRP is then injected into and around the point of injury, jump-starting and significantly strengthening the healing process.

Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection and a low risk of allergic reaction.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

The procedure typically takes about one hour, including preparation and recovery time. Performed safely in a medical office, PRP therapy relieves pain without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, or hospital stays and without a prolonged recovery. In fact, most people return to their jobs or usual activities right after the procedure.

How Often Should the Procedure be Done?

This will be discussed between you and your physician. Up to three injections may be given within a six-month time frame. However, a large number of people gain considerable to complete relief after the first or second injection.

What are the Expected Results?

Because the goal of PRP therapy is to resolve pain through healing, it could prove to have lasting results. Initial improvement may be seen within a few weeks, gradually increasing as the healing progresses. Research studies and clinical practice have shown PRP therapy to be very effective at relieving pain and returning patients to their normal lives. Both ultrasound and MRI images have shown definitive tissue repair after PRP therapy, confirming the healing process. The need for surgery can also be greatly reduced by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses and the condition is irreversible.

Is PRP Therapy Right for You?

Living with acute or chronic pain is a daily struggle and finding relief can be challenging. We are here for you. Our highly skilled physicians can accurately diagnose your pain and the PRP procedure may be the best treatment option for you. Stop letting pain run your life and get started by seeing if you’re a candidate today!

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy in northern Michigan

Harborside Spine and Sports Center offers PRP treaments in northern Michigan including Petoskey, Gaylord, Traverse City, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, Cheboygan, Boyne City and the Upper Peninsula.