Tom Macek, MD
Board Certified Pain Management & Board Certified Anesthesiology located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dr. Tom Macek prides himself on remaining on the cutting edge of pain management and embraces regenerative medicine as a valuable approach for men and women from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. If you’re tired of living with chronic pain and ready to find lasting relief, sit down with Dr. Macek to discuss how regenerative medicine can work for you. You can book your visit using the simple online tool or by phone.
Regenerative Medicine Q&A
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine is not a new approach, but it’s one in which advancements are happening at a rapid pace. Regenerative medicine can be divided into three approaches, each of which interacts with the others.
This approach makes use of healthy cells from a donor to replace damaged cells in another man or woman. The best examples of this approach are organ transplants.
This approach uses highly specialized cells called stem cells to boost your natural healing process. Stem cell therapy shows great promise in pain care.
This approach involves using certain types of cells and cell products to promote new cell turnover. Platelet-rich plasma is a good example of regeneration.
One of the biggest appeals of regenerative medicine is the ability to promote healing without reliance on surgery, pharmaceutical intervention, or invasive procedures.
How can regenerative medicine help treat joint pain?
Stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma are among the leading regenerative treatments. Both therapies prompt your body to create new cells to repair damaged areas, and both serve to reduce inflammation.
Inflammation is a huge factor in joint pain. Regenerative medicine not only lessens swelling, but it also does so naturally.
Because regenerative medicine treatments use natural substances, often from your own body, there is a low risk of side effects. These treatments are well-tolerated and can yield impressive results.
What’s the future of regenerative medicine?
Numerous research teams are hard at work exploring the possibilities afforded by regenerative medicine. Tissue engineering is one of the most exciting advancements enabled by regenerative medicine.
An example is found in research that led to the creation of heart valves grown from human cells, using molds made of biomaterials. Once this project is refined and proven through clinical trials, it’s possible that heart transplant patients will one day be able to receive heart valves crafted from their own tissue.
As these advancements continue, Dr. Macek is committed to staying abreast of the latest innovations. He is excited to shape the future of pain management in a way that is natural, sustainable, and free from risk of addiction. To learn more about his unique approach to pain management, schedule a consultation today either online or by phone.