Biologics Treatments Harness The Body’s Innate Ability To Heal

by | May 30, 2024 | Blog

How Do Biologics Treatments Work?

Biologics treatments are therapies derived from a living source. The human body is composed of over a trillions of cells and is designed with complex and powerful healing mechanisms. When our body experiences cell damage and cells die off, our bodies heal the damage and safely remove the dead cells. When this occurs, our bodies replace them with stem cell differentiation. These general stem cells morph into the specific tissue cells that are in need of replacement. Biologics are proving to be one of the best means to slow the progression of disease or potentially heal from chronic damage, wear and tear or injury.

What Are Stem Cells?

When a sperm fertilizes an egg, a zygote is created. From the zygote, embryonic stem cells form. The embryonic stem cells are pluripotent which means that these cells can change into any other cells within the body. Differentiation is the process where a stem cell morphs into other types of cells. An example of a stem cell differentiation into another cell would be the Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSCs) which specifically differentiate into structural cells that include bone, ligament, cartilage, tendon, and muscular tissues.

The application of embryonic stem cells, harvested from a fetus, has created controversies in both legal and ethical senses. However, recent advancements and research are enabling this powerful treatment to be conducted and developed to continue by ethical means. The latest scientific and medical technology now enables reprogrammed somatic cells to be used to produce connective tissue stem cells to help avoid the legal and ethical controversies. These cells are harvested from either your own bone marrow, or from donated umbilical cord tissues from a healthy birth.

From Cells to Tissues: Biologic Building Blocks of Life

Biologically speaking, cells are the building blocks of all living things. Cells are the foundation which gives the body structure, absorbs nutrients from food, and performs essential tasks. Each cell within the body has a specific purpose or function. Collection of cells are known as tissues. These groups of cells, or tissues, make up critical bodily components such as the organs. Biologics treatments work at this level within the body.

When Damage Strikes: The Body’s Biologic Repair Response

Tissue damage and loss can often occur after the body experiences some form of trauma, or from degeneration related to arthritis. When the body sustains tissue damage or degeneration, it intrinsically begins to heal itself. The healing process, though, is predicated by the nature of the trauma and the body’s biological capacity to regenerate those specifically damaged tissues. Some tissues fail to heal or are slow to heal. Utilizing biologics can improve the outcomes of the healing process.

Mending The Microscopic: Healing Cellular Damage With Biologics

Biologics treatments can enhance the healing or mending of cellular damage within the body. This particular therapy uses the body’s own cells rather than other invasive means. For instance, cell damage in the skeletal system can be treated by isolating the cells, collecting them, and injecting them back into the body in high concentrations to facilitate greater healing capabilities by stimulating new tissue growth, regenerating tissue, repairing injury, improving strength, and limiting scar tissue build up. Using biologics can significantly diminish the risks and side effects that are associated with other therapies and procedures.


What Ailments Can Biologics Help?

Biologics treatments are utilized to treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Skeletal and muscle repairs for muscle strain, tendonitis, cartilage damage, and labral tears
  • Skin disease such as psoriasis
  • Certain cancers such as breast, colon, and gastric cancers
  • Chronic or inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn’s disease
  • Arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Genetic diseases that include multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease, and hemophilia
  • Macular degeneration
  • Parkinson’s disease

Biologics are continuing to advance and make even greater gains against some of the body’s most formidable foes.

Aligned Medical Group Uses Biologics To Provide Pain Management Solutions!

Aligned Medical Group’s team of highly experienced medical professionals are experts in the application of biologic treatments. Our holistic approach to healing is tailored to the specific needs of our patients to maximize their healing and eliminate the risks associated with invasive procedures. Contact Aligned Medical Group today to schedule your consultation and learn how these treatments can get you on the road to healing.