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Regenerative Medicine

What is it?

Regenerative Medicine is a branch of medicine used in our office for the treatment of musculoskeletal, orthopedic conditions, spine conditions and sports injury!

 

Regenerative medicine is a game-changing area of medicine with the potential to heal damaged tissues, offering solutions and hope for patients who have conditions that were beyond hope of repair. These regenerative techniques may help you avoid surgery. 

Great progress has been made in medicine, but current evidence-based and palliative treatments are increasingly unable to keep pace with patients' needs, especially given our aging population. There are few effective ways to treat the root causes of many diseases, but certain injuries and degenerative conditions can now be addressed using regenerative medicine techniques. Still in many cases, physicians can only manage patients' symptoms using medications or devices or using other non-regenerative modalities of care.

Regeneration involves delivering specific types of cells or cell products or other proliferants solutions to diseased tissues or organs, where they will ultimately restore tissue and organ function. This can be done through cell-based therapy or by using cell products, such as growth factors or other prolifereant solutions. Bone marrow transplants are but one example cell base therapy.

Regenerative medicine holds the promise of definitive, affordable health care solutions that heal the body from within. Stem cells have the ability to develop — through a process called differentiation — into many different types of cells, such as cartilage cells, ligament cells, bone cells, muscle cells and so on. Stem cells are a key component of regenerative medicine, as they open the door to new clinical applications. However other regenerative procedure do not use Stem Cell or cell products. Regenerative Medicine has to do with developing completely new ways to treat and manage chronic diseases including degenerative bone and joint conditions.Regenerative medicine includes several modalities of treatment including Prolotherapy, PRP and Stem Cell therapy. 

 

Our office in St. Augustine Florida is the only facility exclusively dedicated to non-operative  treatment of musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and spine conditions and sports injury using minimally invasive means.

Depending on the case it may include conventional precision guided injections in any of its forms, Prolotherapy with Dextrose, injections of PRP or Autologus Stem Cell procedures with bone marrow aspiration. We use the EmCyte corporation protocols. 

In this ever changing field, we always strive to stay within FDA and Florida Board of Medicine regulations at all times. We want to bring you the latest treatments approved by the FDA and the Board of Medicine. We do not manipulate the cells obtained in any way shape or form since that would constitute the creation of a drug and this is a highly regulated process. All procedures are performed in our procedure room under the most strict aseptic techniques. We do not make false claim about the procedures we perform and yes they do not work for everyone and there are failures. Additionally we do not use any amniotic fluid product or cord blood or placental products. We only use autologus stem cells harvested from your own bone marrow with minimal manipulation and nothing added to them. It is all done in a little over an hour in our fully equipped procedure room using aseptic technique. 

 

                            Please be aware that we are not a pain clinic ! 

Having worked for the Florida Department of Health as an expert witness for the prosecution services unit, reviewing pill mills type of operations, and being very aware of the addiction problem we have in our country, Dr. Dieguez avoids at all cost the use of powerful narcotics and other controlled addictive medications. With that been said, if what you are looking for are narcotics or other controlled substances, don’t expect to get them in this office. Don't waste my time or yours. Or your money for that matter.  

 

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