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Revitalizing Your Joints: The Orthobiologic Edge for a Youthful Tomorrow

By Deborah Westergaard, MD

As we strive towards maintaining peak physical condition, especially between the ages of 45 and 60, it's crucial to acknowledge the inevitable: aging changes in our body. Despite our best efforts, these changes often manifest in osteoarthritic joints, subtly reminding us of the passage of time.

The Transformation of Collagen: A Key Player in Joint Health

One of the fundamental shifts occurring in our bodies is the alteration of collagen, the building block of tendons and ligaments. Over time, collagen loses its youthful elasticity and resilience, leading to a diminished support system for our muscles and bones. This gradual transformation impacts not just the aesthetics of aging but the very functionality of our joints.

Spinal Health and Muscle Strength: An Intricate Connection

The spine, the pillar of our body, plays a pivotal role in this narrative. It's not just about bone health; the spine innervates muscles, controlling their strength and agility. When this innervation is compromised due to age-related changes or damage, it impacts muscle strength. This, in turn, increases the burden on our already less elastic tendons, setting off a chain reaction of stress and strain on our joints.

Orthobiologics: A Beacon of Hope

In this context, orthobiologics emerge as a beacon of hope. These advanced therapies, harnessing the power of our own biological substances, offer a promising path to not just manage but potentially reverse some of these age-related changes.

I have myself observed that hile cosmetic procedures can enhance our external youthfulness, they do little for the internal aging processes, particularly our joints. Despite a regimen of rigorous exercise and a healthy diet, I've personally encountered the limitations of these methods against the relentless march of time, leading to arthritic joints. However, my experience with orthobiologic treatments has been profoundly positive, offering a glimpse into the potential of these therapies to not just manage, but possibly preemptively maintain joint health.

Embracing the Future with Orthobiologics

For those who have invested diligently in their health and wellness, and who are seeking solutions beyond the scope of traditional insurance-based medical services, orthobiologics represent a cutting-edge option. These treatments, personalized and sophisticated, offer a way to maintain and enhance one's physical state, irrespective of age.

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               Deborah Westergaard, MD

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