Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Advocate Integrated Medicine

Physical Medicine & Regenerative Medicine located in Johnson City, TN

Regenerative medicine is a minimally invasive treatment option to support healing of chronic joint and soft tissue injuries. If you want to avoid taking medications long-term or having surgery, regenerative medicine from the team at Advocate Integrated Medicine may be your answer. Located in Johnson City, Tennessee, the integrated medical team offers personalized and detailed regenerative medicine solutions to help you heal. To schedule a visit and learn more, call or book an appointment online today.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a branch of biomedicine that uses different types of regenerative products to repair and replace damaged tissues, including cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Regenerative medicine has been used for organ and bone marrow transplants in the past and through advances in biomedical science, additional regenerative products have been formulated to help repair joint and soft tissues injuries, reduce chronic pain, and improve joint function.

How does regenerative medicine work?

Regenerative products work in multiple ways. First, they reduce inflammation in the treatment area that’s responsible for chronic pain and swelling. Second, blood products that contain coagulation factors and nutrients provide energy and oxygen to the cells in the area as they heal. Third, the amino acids found in regenerative products provide the building blocks necessary for cell growth.

Once injected, these regenerative products identify the injured tissues at the treatment site and begin to replicate and replace the injured cells with new, healthy cells. Since this happens on a cellular level, it may take several weeks or months to see a decrease in pain and inflammation in the area.

Am I a candidate for regenerative medicine?

The team performs thorough consultations and physical exams to determine if you’re a candidate for regenerative medicine. They may recommend regenerative medicine by itself or in addition to other conservative and minimally invasive therapies for conditions like:

  • Chronic joint pain
  • Chronic muscle pain
  • Arthritis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Wrist and hand pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle and foot pain

The team may also refer you for X-rays or an MRI to understand the extent of your condition before recommending treatment.

What should I expect when getting regenerative medicine?

Your provider first cleans your skin with antiseptic then carefully injects the regenerative solution into the treatment site. This injection takes less than 10 minutes and feels like a small pinch or prick. Mild redness or soreness at the injection site is normal for 1-2 days. Generally, you can return to your normal activities the same day. Follow-up visits may be recommended based on your diagnosis.

To set up a regenerative medicine consultation at Advocate Integrated Medicine, call or click to book now.