Regenerative Medicine (Amniotic Allograft, Including Stem Cells)

Move Well MD -  - Integrative Medical Center

Move Well MD

Integrative Medical Center located in Financial District, New York, NY

One of the most innovative and promising treatment options to pop up in the last few years is regenerative medicine (amniotic allograft, including stem cells). The professional healthcare staff at Move Well MD in lower Manhattan, New York and New York's financial district is proud to offer patients this revolutionary service that uses the body's own healing process to reduce pain and improve the quality of life. With the regenerative medicine, patients heal faster and more efficiently.

Regenerative Medicine (Amniotic Allograft, including Stem Cells) Q & A

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine is an exciting and revolutionary field of medicine.

Regenerative medicine heals injuries by growing new healthy tissue with the potential to fully repair damaged tissues.

There is a high success rate in healing bone, muscle, joint, soft tissue, and nerve injuries with regenerative medicine.

Our therapies meet the needs of patients who still have pain after traditional treatments like physical therapy, rest, NSAIDs and pain management.

At MWMD, we use an amniotic allograft (stem cells, hyaluronic acid, growth factor, and cytokines) which has the following advantages.

  • Non-pharmaceutical
  • Non-surgical
  • Higher concentration of components means improved results
  • Simple injection vs. multiple invasive procedures
  • Treats mild to pre-surgical osteoarthritic joint issues
  • Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fibrotic properties
  • Reduces risk of an adverse immune response
  • Safe- uses immune-privileged cells

Alternative to Invasive Surgery 

Why Amniotic Allograft?

Surgery is a very invasive procedure and you will take a long time to heal.

There are several risks associated with any invasive surgery:

  • Permanent loss of mobility
  • High risk of infection
  • Irreversible
  • Permanent loss of function

Alternative to Steroids

Steroids are widely used to provide temporary relief from pain and inflammation. Steroids, however, have the following effects on your body:

  • Cortisone degrades bone density and cartilage over time
  • Eventually, worsens/speeds up the joint degeneration
  • Can’t do more than three times
  • Amniotic medicine is steroid free and doesn’t weaken joints or muscles that lead to progressive and harmful arthritic changes. Regenerative medicine is safe for unlimited uses but only requires one injection and gains are permanent rather than temporary.

Health Benefits of Using Regenerative Medicine

  • Accelerates joint repair
  • Reduces pain
  • Increases bone density
  • Reduced risk of adverse reaction
  • General and local anesthetic not needed
  • Increases functionality, range of motion, flexibility
  • Reduces muscle compensations and risk of future injuries

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are cells that haven't decide what they want to be just yet. They work like a cell template that is able to evolve into anything based on the needs of the body. For example, stem cells enter an area healing such as a cut and come together to create new tissue to close the wound. One series of stem cells might become skin while another transform into muscle because that injury requires both to heal properly.

How effective is Regenerative Medicine?

The results are different for each patient and each injury. regenerative medicine promote repair, so it won't help referred pain in the shoulder, for example. That is pain that comes from somewhere else; it is just felt in the joint. It works well to heal degenerated tissue like you might see with arthritis. The risks are minimal and the outcome is usually positive, especially when part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes other services like physical therapy.

At Move Well MD in Manhattan located in the downtown financial district of lower Manhattan, NY, NY 10038, we use an integrated system of care to relieve pain, improve range of motion and help you to move well again! We are just a few short path train stops away from Hoboken, NJ and Jersey City, NJ.