What Orthobiologic Treatments Can Do For You

3d illustration of a lumbar spine injection Many people are looking for natural remedies to treat many ailments. From essential oils to medicinal herbs, more people desire ways to heal their bodies without relying on traditional medicine. While there are merits to some natural remedies, they sometimes don’t provide the long-term results that people are looking for. A groundbreaking treatment called Orthobiologics provides patients with an unorthodox strategy for treating injuries and illnesses. Although its name may sound like a term from a popular science fiction movie, it helps use your body’s natural ability to heal itself to help you recover from ailments. Here are a few things you should know about orthobiologics and how it may help you.

What is Orthobiologics?

Orthobiologics is a tool that helps your body’s tissues and helps promote functionality. It uses cells from your body to boost the healing process, relieve pain and treat acute and chronic injuries. Orthobiologic treatments often use blood cells and cells from bone marrow to help treat injuries. 

Orthobiologics often come from procedures such as Platelet Rich Plasma injections and Bone Marrow Aspirate therapy.

What Is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma therapy involves a series of injections of your blood platelets to help your body heal from injuries and diseased body tissues, some of which can include

  • Muscle strains
  • Damaged cartilage
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Achilles injuries
  • Rotator Cuff injuries

What is Bone Marrow Aspirate Therapy?

Bone marrow aspirate therapy functions similarly to Platelet-rich plasma therapy in that it involves a series of injections to help promote healing for many ailments. The procedure involves extracting bone marrow cells and using them to help heal damaged tissue and provide pain relief for injuries.

Am I a Candidate for Orthobiologics?

Many people use conservative, natural treatment methods to help deal with chronic injuries. However, conservative treatments aren’t always enough. If you’re wondering if Orthobiologics can help your situation, it’s crucial for you to speak with an experienced professional. The Orthopedic Associates of Long Island provides many forms of personalized care to help you heal from injuries, including Orothobiologics. The first step in determining if orthobiologics is the best for your needs is scheduling a consultation with our eight offices. Please call us today at 631.689.6698.

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