317 St. Francis Dr. Suite 350
Greenville, SC 29601

317 St. Francis Dr.
Suite 350
Greenville, SC 29601
Tel: 1-864-235-1834, Fax: 1-864-235-2486

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Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine Solutions for Joint Space Narrowing From Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is a general term that refers to both inflammatory rheumatic and non-inflammatory joint disease that can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in joints or in other connective tissues. These diseases can also affect supporting structures such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, or other parts of the body. Some common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, gout, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis.

What Is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis, which is very common, is also referred to as degenerative joint disease. It may involve any joint; however, large joints such as the hip or knee and small joints in the fingers are often involved. Osteoarthritis is commonly referred to as degenerative disk disease if it involves the spine. After age 30, almost everyone has some kind of X-ray evidence of osteoarthritis, so it is easy to see why it is frequently diagnosed for aches and pains.  Osteoarthritis occurs when bone surfaces in and near joints become irregular. Think of a tight, squeaky door hinge, where the surface of the hinge has become rough or maybe a bit rusted.

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Regenerative Medicine Today

Regenerative medicine today.   At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA we have been offering regenerative medicine treatments for Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson for decades.   No doubt there are more regenerative options available now than in the past however restoring body function and tissue repair has been a long term philosophy for us.  Prolotherapy is a technique where natural compounds are injected into injured tissue such as tendon and ligament with the intent of attracting your body’s own growth factors to the area.  PRP (platelet rich plasma) is another option.  It this instance growth factors are concentrated from your own blood and then put into the injured area.  Stem Cell is the most powerful form of regenerative medicine.  Either cells from your own body or that are placental derived are grafted into joints with the goal of reducing pain through tissue regeneration.  There are plenty of options and associated techniques that have made regenerative medicine a reality today.   Learn more about your options at piedmontpmr.com.

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Cell Therapy for Degenerative Disc Disease

While most people are familiar with stem cell treatment and degenerative disc disease many are not sure with if stem cells are used for degenerative disc disease.  The most common applications for stem cell therapy today are musculoskeletal in nature, for example osteoarthritis of the knees, hips, and shoulders.  So it is not surprising that others are looking at using stem cells for degenerative disc disease associated with neck and low back pain as well. At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA in Greenville, SC we have had great success for stem cells as a treatment option of musculoskeletal conditions for years now.   There is no doubt in our mind that they are effective for degenerative joint disease and in properly selected patients for degenerative disc disease as well.   Learn more about stem cell treatment for musculoskeletal conditions at piedmontpmr.com.

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