In today’s medically advanced world, a relatively new type of medicine, or more accurately a form of therapy- has emerged. The term regenerative medicine was first noted in the 90s, but it was still an unknown field of study back then.
Over the years, more scientists and doctors have studied and specialized in regenerative medicine in an effort to help different patients overcome a variety of diseases of both the chronic and acute kind.
When you hear the term, you might not fully realize what such medicine does and whether it is effective or just a failed trial towards finding a way out of the different diseases faced by humans
1. Definition of Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative medicine is a branch of medicine in which specialists use the regenerative capabilities of the human body to aid in the healing process and replace cells or tissue lost due to injury or disease.
This branch of medicine also encompasses lab work that aims to regenerate human tissue using genetic modification and other processes to help humans in overcoming different diseases instead of just treating symptoms. Regenerative medicine has the potential to heal tissue or replace it with engineered tissue or artificial organs.
2. Aspirations of Regenerative Medicine Research
As mentioned above, regenerative medicine is researched in labs as well as on various patients suffering from chronic or acute diseases. Already, there are promising results in different regenerative processes, including the usage of stem cells to stimulate the body’s regeneration of tissue. There is still a lot of room for development in regenerative medicine.
Researchers are trying to find more ways to integrate this type of medicine and help patients overcome different types of cancer. And help those suffering from injuries due to all types of trauma or simply those who suffer from issues due to age. The goal of regenerative medicine is to find a better way to help those people effectively and without having to rely on transplantations, which require donors and are not always effective.
3. Current Uses
There are already some successful experiments and trials using stem cells to aid in the regeneration of different types of tissue in the human body. Doctors use regenerative medicine as a way to help patients suffering from neck and back pain, which many people suffer from due to a variety of issues, including Degenerative, herniated, or painful discs, SI joint pain, or Facet arthropathy.
According to experts at Align Integrated Medical Clinic, regenerative medicine can also be used to heal knee pain without having to go through unnecessary, agonizing treatments that often do not have any effect on the issue itself. This is especially good for those who went through an accident or are facing the effects of aging.
4. Treating the Issue Vs Symptoms
One of the serious problems that occur when a patient goes to a professional to get treatment for whatever issue they have is the fact that they are given treatments for the symptoms only. This is because most doctors tackle the problem by looking at what the patient is suffering from and providing quick fixes that do not have any effect in the long run.
For example, doctors may prescribe some painkillers to a patient suffering from back pain instead of finding a way to heal the cause of the pain. Regenerative medicine gives doctors a way to actually treat the issue itself, thus decreasing the need for prescription drugs that wind up doing more harm than good in the end.
After knowing all there is to know about regenerative medicine and how it is used, the question is; is it effective or not? Well, the answer to that can be deduced by looking at the unbelievably large number of clinical trials being approved to use stem cells and other regenerative methods being developed.
Already there are success stories of how regenerative medicine has helped people of different ages overcome their various diseases and issues. Regenerative medicine has the potential for even more promising results in the future.
This field of medicine has already changed the outlook of thousands of people worldwide.
It has given hope to those who have lost it. As mentioned above, there are already success stories from those who were treated using regenerative medicine.
With the constant development and study of such a field, it seems like the field is more promising than other therapies and medicine out there. The potential of this medicine is only increasing with time and it is bound to save more people from suffering through diseases that were once incurable.
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