What Conditions Can Be Treated?
At Houston Spine & Regenerative Medicine, we can use regenerative medicine to treat a wide variety of conditions. For example, if you are experiencing complications following a surgical procedure, we can use regenerative medicine to help you. Or, if you have suffered a tear of your labrum or meniscus, we can help you recover from this injury as well. We regularly help patients who have suffered a rotator cuff tear in the shoulder.
Furthermore, if you are suffering from degenerative disc disease, we can use regenerative medicine to help you restore the discs in your spinal cord, allowing you to recover as quickly as possible.
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine is a specific type of medicine that combines modern medical techniques and therapies with basic principles of biology. The goal of regenerative medicine is to encourage your body to do what it does naturally. Following an injury, your body may not always replace your injured tissue with fresh, native tissue. Sometimes, it does not complete the recovery process.
Using regenerative medicine techniques, we can foster that natural process, encouraging your body to replace damaged tissue with native tissue. The end result is that you may have a greater degree of strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
Can Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy Help Treat Arthritis?
Research in this area is still ongoing. Medical professionals continue to debate whether stem cell treatment can truly help people recover from arthritis, but we will talk about this treatment option with you to figure out what is best. There are situations where this treatment option could help you with arthritis.
Our goal is to educate you to give you the tools you need to make the best possible decision for yourself and your health.
Why is Regenerative Medicine So Effective?
Regenerative Medicine is effective in replacing and regrowing lost tissue and cartilage in the joints. By replacing these tissues, it reduces and eliminates that pain caused from overuse and degeneration.
What Are the Different Types of Stem Cells?
There are several types of stem cells. Embryonic stem cells come from the inner portion of the blastocyst, which is an embryonic stage. Tissue-specific stem cells are able to generate different cell types for specific organs. Induced pluripotent stem cells have been created in a lab and behave like embryonic stem cells.
We use mesenchymal stem cells, which come from the bone marrow and are capable of making different tissue types that can help you recover.