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Regenerative Medicine Specialist

The Pain Center and Regenerative Institute

Regenerative Medicine Pain Management & Aesthetic & Wellness Clinic located in Aiken, SC & Hilton Head Island, SC

Regenerative medicine is catching the interest of many patients experiencing pain and inflammation because of its high potential for lasting results. At The Pain Center and Regenerative Institute, pain management providers William Durrett, MD, and James Langford, PA-C, offer treatments using mesenchymal stem cells to regenerate tissues in areas of damage. To learn about regenerative medicine and what to expect during treatment, call either location in Aiken or Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, or book an appointment online today.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a specific form of treatment that uses healing cells and components from the human body. 

The Pain Center and Regenerative Institute offer regenerative treatments using mesenchymal stem cells. These cells are present in amniotic fluid and placental material in healthy expectant mothers, who opt to donate the cells. 

Mesenchymal stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have the potential to develop into muscle cells, fat cells, cartilage, or connective tissue. 

With such a unique ability, they’re a valuable and versatile tool in medicine. Like other human cells, they have the ability to reproduce and effectively grow new tissue. 

What can regenerative medicine treat?

Regenerative medicine like injectable mesenchymal stem cells can treat various types of tissue damage — both soft and hard — throughout the body. When selecting a treatment for you, The Pain Center and Regenerative Institute consider the type and extent of the damage. 

Mesenchymal stem cell injections can help you avoid surgery and narcotic pharmaceuticals for:

  • Joint pain and inflammation
  • Tendon injuries and tendinitis
  • Ligament and muscle injuries
  • Bone and cartilage injuries
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Back pain


Your provider can educate you on how mesenchymal stem cells can treat your injury and improve your symptoms. They can also answer your questions about regenerative treatments in general and their benefits. 

What should I expect during a regenerative medicine procedure?

Treatment with mesenchymal stem cells is simple and safe for most individuals without bloodborne illness or active cancer. The first step in your care at The Pain Center and Regenerative Institute is to attend a consultation and discuss potential treatments that might be a good fit. 

Your provider takes X-ray images to examine the targeted damage and plan your procedure. They take images from several different angles so they have a complete idea of the location and size of the damage. 

When it’s time for your injection, your provider applies local anesthesia. Once it takes effect, the treatment area is numb and ready for your stem cell injections. 

The entire procedure takes about 15 minutes and you can go home right away. You’ll start to experience the effects in just a few weeks. The benefits of a single regenerative treatment can last five years or more. 

Regenerative medicine with mesenchymal stem cells is a highly beneficial treatment resulting in lasting pain relief and better tissue functioning. To learn more about regenerative medicine and how it applies to your care plan, call The Pain Center and Regenerative Institute or schedule a consultation online today.