If you want to avoid a time-consuming or risky orthopedic surgery, regenerative medicine is worth considering. The team of chiropractors and pain management experts at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers, with three convenient locations in Houston, The Woodlands, and Sugar Land, Texas, proudly offers several types of regenerative medicine treatment to ease pain and promote healing. To request your consultation today, call the office nearest you or book online.
If you experience a work- or sports-related injury, or you come down with an illness like the flu, your body goes to work trying to heal and defend. These processes are possible thanks to growth factors like platelets and stem cells.
Regenerative medicine is a cutting-edge branch of health care that uses concentrated doses of growth factors to speed up your body’s natural healing process. Research is still in the early stages, but studies suggest that treatments with platelets, stem cells, and bone marrow aspirate can trigger the production of newer, healthier cells while easing pain and encouraging healthy circulation. In addition, regenerative medicine is minimally invasive. It’s administered via injection, so there aren’t any incisions, sutures, or stitches involved.
The team of caring providers at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers uses regenerative medicine to treat a wide range of issues, including:
They might also recommend regenerative medicine for post-surgical pain or to speed up your healing process following a sports-related injury.
The team at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers offers several types of regenerative medicine, including:
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses your platelets, or growth factors, to promote healing. During a PRP appointment, your provider draws a sample of your blood and places it in a machine called a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates your platelets from the rest of your blood. Next, your provider injects the concentrated platelet solution into an injured or swollen area of soft tissue. For example, if you have arthritis of the knee, your doctor might inject PRP there to ease swelling and encourage mobility.
If you injure a bone, muscle, tendon, or ligament, your doctor might recommend orthobiologics. Orthobiologics use platelets, stem cells, or matrix material to encourage the production of newer, healthier cells. This encourages recovery, while preventing the need for more invasive treatments like surgery.
Only a qualified medical professional, like those at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers, can determine if you’re a good candidate for regenerative medicine. Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your symptoms, your provider develops a custom care plan that aligns with your needs.
Because regenerative medicine uses products derived from your body, there’s little risk of infection or other complications. This makes the treatment safe for almost anyone.
To request your regenerative medicine appointment at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers today, call the office nearest you or book online.