Regenerative Medicine In Seattle
Stem cells or specifically mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), have been called “patient-specific drug stores for injured tissues” because of their broad range of healing abilities. MSCs are directly responsible for healing damaged tissues after injury. Upon encountering damaged tissue, they release proteins that decrease inflammation, kill invading microbes, and trigger the growth of new connective tissues, nerves and blood vessels. In the case of severe damage and cell death, MSCs have the ability to turn into healthy versions of damaged or destroyed cells that they encounter.
When we inject Cells directly into your problem area, we ‘trick’ your body into thinking that there has been a new injury without actually causing any tissue insult, and you get a second chance at healing. In the case of advanced osteoarthritis where the population of cells has been depleted, we are repopulating the area with cells, growth factors and platelets, thereby restoring the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
The process of administering these cells has been shown in clinical trials to have beneficial effects in degenerative conditions. Few patients have access to clinical trials. We offer patients and their doctors access to these therapies now. Regenerative Medicine treatments are not covered by insurance.
Regenerative Musculoskeletal Medicine
At Pinnacle Integrative Health, non-invasive medical procedures are the mainstay of our practice. Using the most up to date techniques, our staff treats patients as whole people, providing a comprehensive diagnostic assessment to design a customized strategy for relief from medical concerns in Seattle. Regenerative Medicine research, for example, has advanced to a point that, at Pinnacle Integrative Health, cell injections are a part of our array of treatments, designed to help our patients attain their wellness goals and achieve a higher quality of life.
For instance, until recently, treatment options for people with osteoarthritis of the knee were limited. Steroid injections, joint replacement surgery, and physical therapy were often the only treatment options. Now, in Seattle, cell injections for degenerative joint diseases, sports injuries and tendon and ligament tears are available at Pinnacle Integrative Health. Stem cell therapy also has applications for treating Achilles tendonitis, rotator cuff tendonitis, and degenerative arthritis.
Cell injections work with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Unlike treatments that simply address the symptoms, Regenerative Medicine therapy actually promotes repair of the body, restoring degenerated tissue. Cell injections also contain hyaluronan, which eases pain and restores mobility by lubricating joints and tendons. This therapy fits well with Pinnacle Integrative Health’s integrated approach to wellness, addressing the source of issues, rather than just treating the symptoms.