While ultrasound is most closely associated with seeing a baby before it’s born, it actually has a wide variety of applications within regenerative medicine as well. At the New England Stem Cell Institute, we frequently use diagnostic ultrasound to identify various ligament, tendon, muscle, and nerve injuries. This approach helps us see exactly what is going on within the soft tissues so we can prescribe the most effective treatment possible. Ultrasound can also be used to break up scar tissue, increase blood flow, improve someone’s range of motion, and finally stop chronic pain in practically every area of the body.
For patients who could benefit from regenerative ultrasound therapy, we can send them home with a small, portable device they can use wherever and whenever they like. This approach enables a patient to receive treatment that is much more convenient and sustained, leading to better results while saving someone from having to make multiple office visits.
While X-rays are very useful, they aren’t always the best tool when looking for potential soft tissue injuries. Diagnostic ultrasound allows us to clearly see a patient’s muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves so we can figure out exactly what is causing their pain. In just a few minutes and without any radiation exposure, we can discover the root of a patient’s injury and help them start healing.
We use a lot of injectable treatments here at the New England Stem Cell Institute, whether we are giving a patient PRP, stem cell therapy, or prolotherapy. All of our injections are guided using ultrasound so we’re able to apply treatment right where it’s needed. Most physicians don’t do this, which is why up to 50% miss their mark when making injections! With our team, however, we ensure a patient gets what they need right where they need it, every time.