How Does Bone Marrow Cellular Treatment Relieve Pain?

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Do you have advanced joint or tendon degeneration? When invasive surgery is not the answer, bone marrow cellular therapy is a high-level way to approach chronic pain and sports injuries. Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is proud to provide innovative Regenexx® SD procedures for patients in Asheville, NC.

We understand patients have all kinds of questions about this unique pain relief treatment. Dr. Christie Lehman is a board-certified doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and can address your concerns during a consultation. Read below to learn the details or call our facility to schedule an appointment.

Bone marrow cellular therapy explained

Advanced joint and tendon degeneration can cause serious pain and stiffness, preventing you from performing even simple motions and activities. Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine uses a special technique to harvest your own bone marrow, which contains healing growth factors. Once the concentrated solution is injected into the problem area, patients experience improved function and relief from pain.

Regenexx SD procedures at our clinic are minimally invasive and performed using local anesthesia. The process occurs over the course of several days and can be explained in detail during your consultation.

How cellular therapy works

Many people are put off by the idea of surgery to correct joint pain and soft tissue damage. Bone marrow cellular therapy involves all the benefits of surgery without any risks. Our first visit involves injecting a special solution that creates a mild inflammatory response. This only takes about 30 – 40 minutes and prepares your body for your second visit.

During your next appointment, we apply a local anesthetic and draw bone marrow from the back of the pelvic bone. We may offer an oral sedative if you are anxious about the procedure. The bone marrow draw is achieved through precise image guidance technology. A Regenexx lab technician then processes the cells while you enjoy some downtime. Concentrated Bone marrow is then re-injected several hours later.

Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine also uses SCP during the pain relief treatment, a concentrated version of platelet-rich plasma that contains healing components from your own blood. These injections may take place on a separate visit to our clinic in Asheville, NC, depending on your individual treatment plan.

Recovering from cellular therapy

Patients can expect temporary side effects after bone marrow cellular therapy, including soreness for several days. You may be prescribed certain pain medications to make this time feel comfortable. It is important to follow all recovery instructions as given so you can make the most of your procedure. This includes limiting physical activity and wearing any recommended braces and boots.

Most people can expect small improvements in the first month of treatment. Your pain may seem less severe and frequent as time goes on. Dr. Lehman can let you know what to expect in terms of results during your first assessment. Some benefits include:

  • Less pain from advanced joint and tendon degeneration

  • Reduced stiffness around the joints

  • Reduced dependency on pain medications

Pain relief treatment using innovative methods

Bone marrow cellular therapy may be the right decision if you suffer from debilitating joint pain and stiffness. When invasive surgery is not an option, meet with Dr. Christie Lehman about our processes. We can walk you through the procedure and perform an evaluation to see if this pain relief treatment is effective for your issues. Join us at Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Asheville, NC.


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* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.