Regenerative Medicine

Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center

Eli Loch, DO

Regenerative Medicine Physician & Interventional Pain Management Physician located in Yulee, FL

Regenerative medicine makes use of stem cells, platelets, and other potent human cells and growth factors that enhance healing. Eli Loch, DO, of Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center in Yulee, Florida, uses Regenexx® regenerative medicine therapies, which are highly concentrated and very pure, to help patients who have a range of musculoskeletal injuries and painful orthopedic conditions. Call Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center today to find out more or book an appointment online.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is an umbrella term for a collection of therapies that use human cells and blood products to enhance tissue healing.

Regenerative medicine is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to more invasive procedures and is now widely available. However, not all regenerative medicine treatments are of the same quality.

Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center provides the most advanced stem cell and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapies, as well as other orthopedic regenerative medicine treatments. 

Dr. Loch works with musculoskeletal specialists Regenexx, who leads the field in regenerative medicine technology.

What kinds of regenerative medicine are there?

The two main categories of regenerative medicine in use at Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center are:

PRP (platelet-rich plasma)

PRP therapy involves using platelets from a sample of your blood. The platelets contain growth factors that help with healing and assist the work of your stem cells. 

Regenexx PRP therapies are the purest and most concentrated. Their technologies extract more of the blood parts you don’t want, like red and white blood cells, leaving almost pure platelets left in the plasma sample.

As well as Regenexx’s super-concentrated PRP (SCP), Dr. Loch uses its platelet lysate. This is an even more potent form of PRP that harvests the growth factors out of the platelets, so they’re instantly accessible to your body.

Stem cells

Stem cells are key to tissue repair and growth. They are the master cells that coordinate the healing response. They can also change into any type of cell you need for damaged parts of your body.

Sometimes your body doesn’t have access to enough stem cells to fully heal damaged tissues, especially as you get older. Dr. Loch harvests stem cells from your body where you still have plenty and injects them into your damaged tissues.

What conditions can regenerative medicine treat?

Regenerative medicine treatments are suitable for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including:

  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Ligament sprains and tears 
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Cervical radiculopathy

As regenerative medicine is still the subject of a great deal of research, Regenexx is continually finding new uses for these amazing substances.

What are the benefits of regenerative medicine?

Treatments like stem cell and PRP therapies use entirely natural substances, so there’s very little chance of an adverse reaction. Compared to medications and injectable drugs like steroids, regenerative medicine is significantly safer.

Regenerative medicine treatments can also help avoid the risks, pain, and downtime of surgery that face many patients.

Dr. Loch and his colleagues at Regenexx believe there’s far more potential to regenerative medicine, so there could be many extra benefits for you to enjoy in the future.

Find out how regenerative medicine can benefit you by calling Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center today or book an appointment online.