Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Center for Health: Christian Reichardt, DC

Integrative Medicine & Chiropractor located in Santa Monica, CA & Yucca Valley, CA

Regenerative medicine techniques like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy now offer a path to faster healing without surgery. At Center for Health in Santa Monica and Yucca Valley, California, experienced medical professionals use PRP therapy to help patients heal themselves with powerful platelets derived from their own blood. To learn more about regenerative medicine, schedule an appointment online or call the office nearest you to book an appointment now.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine focuses on enhancing your body's ability to heal itself without drugs or surgery. Regenerative medicine techniques like PRP therapy can use your body's own platelets to help you heal faster.

The new healthy platelets encourage healthy tissue growth to replace the damaged tissue, allowing for full healing. Regenerative medicine techniques are now used in a wide variety of circumstances in the medical field.

Experienced medical professionals often use regenerative medicine treatments like PRP therapy for sports injuries or other types of soft tissue damage. PRP therapy or other regenerative medicine treatments is sometimes used during surgery or as part of a comprehensive recovery plan.

What kinds of injuries can regenerative medicine help with?

Regenerative medicine techniques can help with a number of different soft tissue injuries. Your Center for Health care provider may recommend regenerative medicine techniques like PRP therapy to patients with the following injuries.

  • Tendonitis: including elbow, knee, shoulder, and Achilles tendons
  • Meniscus tears: cartilage tear in the knee
  • Labral tears: cartilage tear in your shoulder
  • Plantar fasciitis: damage to the plantar fascia tendon on the bottom of your foot
  • Sprains: partial or total tears in a ligament
  • Disc damage: disc damage causing lower back pain

Research shows that PRP therapy may help your body heal the torn or otherwise damaged tissue more quickly than it would have otherwise.

How does regenerative medicine treatment work?

During PRP therapy, a medical professional delivers careful injections of platelets that contain a high concentration of healing and growth factors. Because the PRP is so concentrated and is placed precisely where you need it, these platelets can jump-start your healing process.

Your Center for Health care provider may also recommend physical therapy, chiropractic, or other natural healing methods to help you return to full strength sooner. Strengthening the support muscles around your injury and learning proper form are both extremely helpful in recovery and in staying injury free.

For expert regenerative medicine care from a medical team that truly cares, book your appointment at the Center for Health location closest to you either online or by phone today.