Regenerative medicine focuses on harnessing your body’s innate ability to regenerate and renew itself. Your body regenerates constantly. You grow new tissue and bone cells regularly, repairing injuries and wounds and replenishing crucial areas of your physical self.
Degeneration or dysfunction in your body, especially in the nerve-rich area around your spine, can leave you in constant or intermittent pain. At South Texas Spinal Clinic, our orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists use every tool in the toolbox to assist you with pain management, including regenerative medicine.
We treat new and existing patients from convenient locations in San Antonio and South Texas. If you’re suffering from conditions like degenerative disc disease, repetitive use injuries, or osteoarthritis, regenerative medicine might be a drug- and surgery-free pain relief solution that will work for you. Here’s what you need to know.
Regenerative medicine therapies can address pain and degeneration in any part of your body, from your head to your toes. Regenerative medicine uses naturally-occurring substances rather than externally produced chemicals to improve your condition.
Some of the most commonly-used regenerative medicine therapies at South Texas Spinal Clinic include platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and targeted stem cell treatments.
The platelets in your blood act to kick-start healing. With PRP treatment, we isolate and concentrate this element of your blood after taking a small sample, similar to any other blood draw. Then, we return your PRP in an injection, sending more platelets to the area where you need them the most.
Stem cells have unique adaptive capabilities and can take on the function of any type of cell in your body. Injections of donor stem cells give your body the support it needs to construct new tissue, new bone, and more.
Regenerative medicine comes with multiple benefits. Minimally invasive injection procedures are a lot less hassle than surgical pain relief treatment, and you don’t need a lot of downtime to recover after PRP or stem cell injections.
And, since regenerative medicine often uses your body’s own resources, you don’t need to worry about side effects, potential rejection, or other adverse reactions to treatment.
At South Texas Spinal Clinic, we understand that no two pain patients have the same care needs. We work with you to put together a pain management plan that’s right for you.
To learn more about if you could be a good candidate for pain relief with regenerative medicine therapies, get in touch with the South Texas Spinal Clinic team online or over the phone today and schedule your initial consultation appointment.