If you experience chronic pain, regenerative medicine can help you achieve long-lasting relief. At Skilled Pain Care Clinic in Houston and Katy, Texas, leading physician Syed Nasir, MD, provides a number of safe and effective regenerative treatments. To find out if regenerative medicine is right for you, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Regenerative medicine refers to a number of safe and effective procedures used to repair and regenerate damaged tissue. Unlike traditional treatment methods, regenerative medicine relies on the body’s own ability to heal itself to address issues like pain and impaired function.
Regenerative medicine goes beyond pain management and allows you to repair damaged areas of muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Regenerative therapies can be used to address a number of conditions, including:
Regenerative medicine is used to repair tissue throughout the body. If you experience a soft-tissue injury, regenerative therapies can speed up your recovery and help you regain the full use of the affected area.
Stem cells are cells that have the ability to promote healing and tissue growth in damaged areas. When injected into damaged tissue, stem cells have the unique ability to imitate the function of nearby cells, making them an essential tool in treating bone, muscle, ligament, and cartilage injuries.
Stem cells can come from a donor but can also be harvested from your own body. Once injected into a diseased or injured area of your body, stem cells support tissue generation and speed up the healing process.
Growth factors are proteins found naturally in your body that play an important role in the healing process.
A common procedure using growth factors to repair damaged tissue is platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP is a concentration of platelets in blood plasma that supports the healing of damaged tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints.
Platelets and plasma are parts of your blood. Dr. Nasir takes a small sample of your blood and runs it through a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates the platelets and plasma from the rest of your blood.
Once injected, PRP helps increase blood flow and provides a number of essential growth factors that improve the healing process.
Both stem cells and PRP can be used to relieve pain and repair damaged tissue in areas all over the body. To find out if regenerative medicine is the right solution for you, book an appointment with Dr. Nasir by phone or online today.