If you have a history of chronic pain or a musculoskeletal condition, you may have been told your only option is surgery. However, there are risks that come with surgery because the procedures are invasive, utilize strong medications, and can even come with complications. There are other options to consider before surgery as a very last resort.
One safe and effective option to help you avoid surgery is regenerative medicine. At Nathans Family Chiropractic, we offer this cutting-edge treatment option that promotes your body’s natural healing abilities. Regenerative medicine techniques include soft wave therapy and therapeutic stem cells to help you experience lasting pain relief and recover from a musculoskeletal injury or condition.
You may have tried a variety of treatments with conventional medicine with little success. Instead of jumping right into surgery, consider a more progressive and minimally invasive treatment option like regenerative medicine first. Regenerative medicine is a clinically proven option that is both safe and effective.
When you struggle with joint pain and damage, there are alternative options like regenerative medicine that can help provide you with relief. Regenerative medicine helps to address your pain while also addressing the source of that pain. Techniques of regenerative medicine involve repairing damaged tissues and even encourage those damaged tissues to regrow naturally. Regenerative medicine also helps restore your range of motion and functioning in affected joints.
Here are 3 common musculoskeletal conditions that may be treated with regenerative medicine instead of resorting to surgery:
Torn Rotator Cuff
Consider regenerative medicine for a non-surgical treatment option for a torn rotator cuff. Whether you are an active athlete or suffered a fall, a torn rotator cuff can happen to just about anyone. A torn rotator cuff can occur due to overuse and wear-and-tear on the shoulder joint. This ball and socket joint is what gives your shoulder such a wide range of motion. The rotator cuff is a specific part of the shoulder that protects the connection point between the ball and socket. When the muscles and tendons in your shoulder joint are damaged over time or suddenly injured, it can lead to a torn rotator cuff. Regenerative medicine can help improve mobility in your shoulder joint, while complementary therapies like chiropractic care can offer stretches and exercises to help strengthen the area.
Golfer’s elbow is the more commonly used phrase for what is known as medial epicondylitis. This refers to a specific type of inflammation known as tendinitis that occurs in the elbow. Golfer’s elbow causes pain and inflammation along the inside of your elbow and is most commonly known as an overuse injury. Common golf strokes and elbow movements associated with other sports and even occupational movements can lead to golfer’s elbow. The more repetitive the movements, the more wear and tear this can put on the tendons of your forearm. Golfer’s elbow is most often associated with elbow pain, but this pain can also occur in the hands and wrists as well. There are many non-invasive treatment options for golfer’s elbow to help with the pain and discomfort, as well as addressing the inflammation. Therapeutic stretches and exercises combined with chiropractic care can help offer natural golfer’s elbow treatment. Regenerative medicine can also promote healing and regrowth in the area as well.
Repetitive hand and wrist movements can put too much pressure on the median nerve that runs through a passage in your wrist up through your arm known as the carpal tunnel. When too much repetitive stress or pressure is placed on this area, it can cause the carpal tunnel to weaken or collapse, which compromises the functioning of the median nerve. The median nerve is what sends signals for movement and sensation through to your hands and fingers. Some signs of carpal tunnel include tingling and numbness in your wrist and even into your fingers. Prolonged carpal tunnel syndrome can even lead to weakness in your hands and wrists that starts to affect your grip. Regenerative medicine can promote your body’s natural healing responses and encourage a healthy flow of blood and nutrients to the area. Certain regenerative medicine techniques can also help prevent carpal tunnel from developing again in the future.
Visit Nathans Family Chiropractic to learn more about how regenerative medicine can help you avoid surgery and experience a natural and non-invasive approach to your healing.