Arthritis Specialist

1st Place Health, LLC

Physical Medicine located in Scottsburg, IN

Amniotic tissue has the ability to promote regeneration in damaged or inflamed parts of the body safely and naturally. This treatment can reduce pain and other associated symptoms. Dr. Scott Craig offers amniotic allografts, which are a form of regenerative therapy, to his patients in Scottsburg, Indiana and the surrounding areas. To make an appointment with Dr. Craig for regenerative therapy, please contact 1st Place Health today or use their easy online scheduling tool.

Arthritis / Regenerative Therapy Q & A

What is regenerative therapy?

Regenerative therapy is a type of therapy that seeks to improve pain or other symptoms by regenerating the damaged tissue causing the problem. At 1st Place Health, Dr. Craig uses a form of regenerative therapy known as “amniotic allografts.” This treatment makes use of amniotic tissue, which contains substances that promote healing.

How does it work?

Amniotic tissue contains a network of collagen, which is a connective tissue found in your body. This collagen helps the body construct new tissues. Amniotic tissue also contains stem cells, which are basic cells that can become any type of tissue.

Injecting amniotic tissue into various parts of the body can help to repair damaged areas, including injured, painful joints. The collagen and stem cells contained in the amniotic tissue promote reconstruction and natural healing.

When is it appropriate?

Regenerative therapy is appropriate for patients with almost any problem involving damaged tissue. For example, you may be a good candidate for regenerative therapy if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Injuries
  • Chronic conditions that cause tissue damage, like arthritis
  • Unexplained chronic pain

To find out if you’re a good candidate for regenerative therapy, talk to Dr. Craig. He can explain the advantages of this therapy and/or tell you about any other treatments that may be better for you.

Is it safe?

With any tissue injection, there’s a small risk that your body will reject the tissue, which could cause a reaction. However, because amniotic allografts contain stem cells, they’re less likely to cause rejection than other types of tissue. Dr. Craig can explain these risks in more detail so you can make an informed decision.

Is regenerative therapy compatible with other treatments?

Regenerative therapy can be used with most of the other treatments available from 1st Place Health. However, you may need to take some time off between treatments to reduce the risk of complications. Dr. Craig will tell you what combination of treatments will be best for you. He’ll also recommend a specific schedule designed to minimize risks and maximize benefits.