Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Active Medical Center -  - Integrated Medical Clinic

Active Medical Center

Integrated Medical Clinic located in West Dundee, IL & Naperville, IL

Regenerative Medicine

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine involves using your body to heal itself, using naturally occurring cells and specialized fluids. Active Medical Centers provide patients with a variety of different types of regenerative medicine products to help the body heal. The most commonly used products are plasma-rich plasma, umbilical matrix, and amniotic allograft. These treatments are made up of hyaluronic acid, regenerative cells, and cytokines, which are all powerful growth factors that help regenerate your body’s tissues.

Once you’re injected with the product that has been recommended specifically for you, the growth factors start to work, triggering cell growth in the area injected. Over the following few weeks, cells grow and divide, forming new tissues. This helps heal damaged or injured areas you have, without going through a surgical procedure.

Which areas can be treated with regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine treatments are beneficial for healing many types of bone and soft tissue problems, including arthritis. The injections help heal your:

  • Knees
  • Shoulders
  • Hips
  • Elbows
  • Ankles
  • Wrists

How long does regenerative medicine take to work?

Because you are kickstarting your body into making new tissues, it does take some time for your regenerative medicine treatment to start working. Some patients report a dramatic reduction in their pain levels in as little as two months, while others experience improvement within a few weeks. It just depends on how quickly your body responds to the treatment.

Does insurance cover regenerative medicine?

Our offices are able to utilize insurance coverage for some regenerative medicine products. Every insurance policy is different and has varying coverage levels. Our insurance department will verify your benefits and let you know if you have any out of pocket cost before any services are delivered. Our goal is to provide you with the best level of care at the lowest out of pocket cost. Our financial policy is to be 100% transparent with what you owe for treatment before you start care with us. 

Do the regenerative medicine injections hurt?

They are injections after all, so you may feel a brief sting, but only for a few seconds. Most patients describe a temporary burning sensation, although it doesn’t last long. If you’re sensitive to pain or are getting the injections in a sensitive area, your practitioner can apply a topical numbing cream. This type of cream decreases some of the stinging sensation from the injection and minimizes your discomfort.

Schedule a consultation with us today and see how regenerative medicine can help you!