Our bodies work very hard to keep us alive and moving. When you’re injured, your body responds immediately to try and heal the wound. However, some injuries are difficult for your body to heal properly, leading to inflammation and chronic pain. If you’re struggling with arthritis, lower back pain, or an old injury, regenerative medicine may help reduce your pain and eliminate the need for surgery.
At The Spine and Sports Center in Sugarland and Houston, Texas, Dr. Benoy Benny uses the most advanced techniques in regenerative medicine to rebuild and repair cells and tissues.
Regenerative medicine 101
Regenerative medicine is an umbrella term used for treatments that focus on repairing cells and tissues through “regeneration.” Your body’s natural healing response can be manipulated and boosted using growth factors and stem cells, which allows your doctor to target areas that require further healing.
Many conditions and injuries that used to require surgery can be treated using regenerative medicine, which is far less invasive and requires less downtime. Regenerative methods can also be combined with other treatments like physical therapy, which can help you recover faster.
At The Spine and Sports Center, Dr. Benny treats patients using a number of regenerative treatments, including:
- Prolotherapy, which uses a mild irritant to stimulate your body’s repair process
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which uses your own blood to boost your body’s natural healing ability
- Amniotic membrane injections, which uses amniotic fluid from healthy, willing donors
- Stem cell therapy, which uses special cells harvested from your bone marrow to stimulate regenerative functions in your body.
How it can help you
Depending on your needs, regenerative medicine can help alleviate pain, encourage healing, and reduce inflammation. Dr. Benny might recommend regenerative medicine for the following conditions:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic lower back pain
- Tennis elbow
- Injuries to your tendons, cartilage, or ligaments
If you’re struggling with chronic pain and stiffness, our team can craft a treatment plan that caters to your needs. This might include physical therapy, regenerative medicine, and various forms of pain management. These treatments can help you live an active, healthy life without the need for surgery.
To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Benny and his team by calling our location closest to you or booking an appointment online today.