Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Center for Pain Management and Rehab -  - Pain & Regenerative Medicine

Center for Pain Management and Rehab

Pain & Regenerative Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Peoria, IL

Regenerative medicine relieves pain in a way you can’t get from any other medical treatment: It naturally heals the cause of your pain without medications or surgery. Yibing Li, MD, leads the region’s most experienced regenerative medicine team at the Center for Pain Management and Rehab in Peoria, Illinois. In addition to extensive medical training and experience, Dr. Li is an active researcher, with published studies proving the safety and effectiveness of regenerative medicine therapies. To learn how your injury or disease can improve with regenerative medicine, call the office or schedule an appointment through online booking today.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine incorporates a range of therapeutic techniques that use your body’s own healing cells or activate the natural healing response in your body.

Regenerative treatments are delivered to the root cause of your pain — the site of diseased or injured tissues — where they rebuild and strengthen your body by repairing damaged tissues and regrowing new tissues. 

What does it mean to specialize in regenerative medicine?

Many providers offer regenerative treatments, but few are actively involved in the research needed to determine the effectiveness, safety, and optimal doses for these cutting-edge therapies. 

Dr. Li is a leader in the field. She actively researches regenerative treatments, publishes her results in peer-reviewed medical journals, and presents her findings to regenerative medicine experts.

Dr. Li’s extensive research shows that prolotherapy and therapies using stem cells and platelets produce exceptional results. These regenerative treatments effectively relieve pain, heal tissues, and restore function.

One of Dr. Li’s studies published in the Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy involved using regenerative therapies to treat patients with arthritis and rotator cuff injuries. 

Within 2-6 months after their initial treatment, the patients experienced a 58% reduction in pain and a nearly 47% improvement in joint function. 

What conditions are treated with regenerative medicine?

Regenerative therapies ease your pain by accelerating the healing response and restoring healthy tissues. They build new blood vessels and regenerate collagen, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, muscle, bone, and skin. 

As a result, regenerative treatments effectively treat many conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Hip bursitis or tendinitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Tendinitis and tendinosis
  • ACL and meniscus tears
  • Muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Sciatica

Regenerative therapies heal the underlying cause of joint pain. Patients get relief from back pain, neck pain, knee pain, and shoulder pain. 

What types of regenerative medicine treatments are available?

The Center for Pain Management and Rehab offers today’s most advanced regenerative treatments, including: 

  • Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Amniotic stem cell therapy
  • Adult stem cell therapy
  • Fluid Flow™ amniotic fluid allograft
  • Wharton’s jelly biocellular allograft therapy
  • Prolotherapy

With these therapies, you won’t need drugs or surgery. Regenerative therapies go way beyond typical cortisone shots. While they do regulate inflammation, regenerative treatments activate cellular activities that promote healing. 

Some therapies recruit stem cells to the area; other therapies inject active stem cells. In both cases, stem cells self-replicate to create new cells that develop into the different tissues needed to fully heal your body. 

Why should I choose regenerative medicine?

When you come to the Center for Pain Management and Rehab for cutting-edge regenerative medicine, you can count on your treatment to:

  • Promote natural healing
  • Prevent or delay orthopedic surgery
  • Reduce pain without medications, including narcotics
  • Improve function while you stay engaged in daily activities
  • Require minimally invasive office procedures
  • Be safe and effective with no known major side effects

To learn how regenerative medicine can help you, call the Center for Pain Management and Rehab or schedule an appointment through online booking today.

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