If You're Living With Chronic Pain, Regenerative Therapy Could Be the Answer

Do you have chronic pain? If you answered yes, you certainly aren’t alone. A 2018 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that 20.4% of adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain. Furthermore, 8.0% of the population has high-impact chronic pain, which is defined as chronic pain that frequently limits life or work activities. 

When applied to the current US population (more than 330 million), this means that 66 million people suffer from chronic pain, and 26.4 million experience pain so debilitating that it keeps them from living a normal life.

The fight against chronic pain can often feel like a constant battle with no end in sight. Regenerative medicine, however, could finally put your chronic pain to rest. This state-of-the-art therapy uses your body’s own healing properties to solve chronic pain.

If you’ve been living with chronic pain, come see the pain specialist at Physical Medicine & Wellness Center of Northern Kentucky. Benton Dammel, DC, and Timothy Sargent, DC, work with you to create a customized treatment plan to lessen or eliminate your chronic pain. 

Dr. Dammel and Dr. Sargent are highly skilled physicians who practice comprehensive, evidence-based care to help their patients achieve lasting relief.

What is chronic pain?

Not all pain is created equally. Acute pain is the kind everyone feels at some point. It’s a normal sensation triggered by your nervous system to let you know you’re injured and need to take care of yourself. You experience acute pain when you have a headache, get a papercut, or sprain your ankle. 

Chronic pain occurs when your pain signals flare and don’t stop. They can keep triggering for weeks, months, and even years. Chronic pain is often worsened by environmental and psychological factors and can be resistant to traditionally effective pain treatments. Chronic pain can also be accompanied by other symptoms, including:

Chronic pain that carries on for months and years often reaches a point where it’s debilitating or even disabling

Regenerative medicine basics

Your body is capable of regenerating cells and tissue at the site of an injury. You may not be able to grow back a leg like a lizard, but your body is certainly able to heal on its own. When you get a cut, specialized cells stimulate your body to produce new skin cells and tissue to heal the wound and eventually reseal it. Regenerative medicine operates on the same principle.

Regenerative medicine practice

In regenerative therapy, Dr. Dammel or Dr. Sargent harvests these specialized cells. They then inject healing cells, cytokines, and hyaluronic acid into the affected area during an amniotic allograft treatment that uses the specialized cells.

The natural healing properties from the treatment go to work and stimulate your body to produce new tissue. The new tissue slowly builds up and replaces the old, damaged tissue. The end result is less pain.

What can regenerative medicine treat?

Regenerative therapy can produce results in various applications, including:

Because regenerative therapy uses your body’s own cells, there is very little risk of adverse reactions or side effects. While healing times vary, some patients feel relief within two weeks. 

Chronic pain doesn’t have to be a fact of life. Physical Medicine & Wellness Center of Northern Kentucky can help you find lasting relief. Call our Florence office today at 859-538-5235, or request an appointment using our online booking feature. You can also send our team a message here on our website. 

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