Regenerative Medicine

Westheimer Medical Group

Integrated Medical Practice located in Houston, TX

Stiff joints, chronic pain, and arthritis can stop you from enjoying even small pleasures in life, like going for a walk or playing an instrument. The pain-relief experts at Westheimer Medical Group in Houston know that standard treatments and surgery may not be enough to alleviate chronic pain in some cases. That’s why they offer innovative alternative treatments such as regenerative medicine to help relieve pain. Call the office or book an appointment online today to learn more about the benefits of regenerative medicine.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is the process of using naturally occurring cells, tissues, and fluids to repair damaged tissues or organs in the body. Unlike other pain treatments, which may alleviate pain by treating the symptoms of a condition or injury, regenerative medicine aims to heal the root of the problem.

Westheimer Medical Group offers amniotic allograft treatments, a source of hyaluronic acid, growth factors, proteins, and nutrients that promote regeneration in the body’s tissues to reduce pain and help you heal faster.

How can regenerative medicine help me?

Amniotic allografts can be used to treat pain in the bone, joint, and soft tissue areas. It’s particularly helpful for patients suffering from pain and stiff joints caused by arthritis. Regenerative medicine is highly effective at healing pain in your:

  • Hips

  • Shoulders

  • Knees

  • Wrists

  • Ankles

  • Elbows

An amniotic tissue graft restores the connective tissue that protects the spine and tendons, which can speed up the recovery time from certain procedures, such as joint replacement, joint reconstruction, and spine surgery.

How long does it take to see results from regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine essentially gives the body the chance to naturally heal itself, so it does take time to see results, generally a few months. If you don’t notice a reduction in pain after several months, it’s important to talk to the doctor at Westheimer Medical Group. Some patients notice a difference in as little as a few weeks, while it takes two months or more for others.

How many treatments do I need?

Depending on how the body responds to the amniotic allograft, you may only need one regenerative medicine treatment to notice a difference in the pain. However, if you don’t notice a reduction of pain within a couple months of the first treatment, you may need another injection to promote healthy tissue growth.

Do regenerative medicine injections hurt?

A regenerative medicine injection feels just about the same as any other injection. While it may sting for a few seconds, the pain should not last long, subsiding very quickly. Also, the doctor can apply a topical numbing cream to decrease the discomfort and make the experience more pleasant.

For more information on regenerative medicine, call Westheimer Medical Group or schedule an appointment online today.