Regenerative medicine is a branch of translational research in tissue engineering and molecular biology, which deals with the "process of replacing, engineering, or regenerating human cells, tissues, or organs to restore or establish normal function." This field holds the promise of engineering damaged tissues and organs by stimulating the body's own repair mechanisms to functionally heal previously irreparable tissues or organs.
Regenerative medicine also includes the possibility of growing tissues and organs in the laboratory and implanting them when the body cannot heal itself. If a regenerated organ's cells could be derived from the patient's own tissue or cells, this would potentially solve the problem of the shortage of organs available for donation, and the problem of organ transplant rejection.
Some of the biomedical approaches within the field of regenerative medicine may involve the use of stem cells. Examples include the injection of stem cells or progenitor cells obtained through directed differentiation (cell therapies), the induction of regeneration by biologically active molecules administered alone or as a secretion by infused cells (immunomodulation therapy), and transplantation of in vitro grown organs and tissues (tissue engineering).
Regenerative Medicine: “As seen in Hola Latinos” An interview with Dr. González about the future of medicine.
“90 percent of people with back pain don’t need surgery. There are so many other procedures we can utilize, such as Regenerative Therapy”
Q&A with Dr. Christian D. Gonzalez
Founder and CEO of Spine and Wellness Centers of America
Dr. Gonzalez stands as one of the most influential Latino American physicians in America. He specializes in hard to treat conditions including Facial Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronic Headaches, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, and other difficult but treatable conditions.
What is the problem with surgery?
Surgery means opening a wound of possibilities for infections, prolonged recovery, room for complications, it can potentially exacerbate other conditions, possible additional expenses for medication, physical therapy and loss of work.
What is Regenerative Therapy?
Regenerative Therapy is a cutting-edge therapy that works to restore the structure and function of damaged tissues and organs. It’s a modern solution created for the body to use its own regenerative capabilities to treat diseases and injuries without surgery.
What makes SWCA stand out?
At SWCA, a strong and healthy patient-doctor relationship is essential to us to address the root cause of pain. Patients suffering from back, neck, knee, and shoulder pain have enjoyed great outcomes due to our unique technical approach, expertise, and experience.
What is important to you, and how do you stay in shape?
There is nothing more important than one’s health. Understanding how the things we eat, think, say and do impact our overall health is essential to staying in shape. “Now” is always the moment to improve our health and prevent illness, and pain should never get in the way of that. Fortunately, Regenerative Medicine is now evidence-based and is here to stay.