Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Vanguard Spine & Sport -  - Medical, Rehabilitation, Chiropractic

Vanguard Spine & Sport

Medical, Rehabilitation, Chiropractic located in Houston, TX

Regenerative medicine is a minimally invasive option for chronic joint and muscle pain when you want to avoid other invasive procedures, such as arthroscopic surgery or a total joint replacement. At Vanguard Spine & Sport in Houston, Texas, the team offers safe and personalized regenerative medicine solutions. To determine if you’re a candidate, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.

Regenerative Medicine

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a form of minimally invasive medicine that utilizes a series of injections to repair and regenerate damaged body tissues. Regenerative medicine combines principles of tissue engineering and biochemistry to develop extracellular matrix products that are safe and effective at relieving pain and inflammation.

Extracellular matrix products contain proteins and amino acids that are necessary for tissue growth and development. The Vanguard team also offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, regenerative interventions, prolotherapy, and amniotic tissue matrix solutions to enhance your regenerative medicine experience and help you recover from chronic pain and inflammation.

What conditions can regenerative medicine help?

Regenerative medicine can help with:

  • Chronic pain and inflammation
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Cartilage damage
  • Internal scar tissue

Regenerative medicine can be used on its own or in conjunction with other therapies to address your condition. The Vanguard team provides a step-by-step approach — including regenerative medicine and other therapies — to help you get out of pain and improve your joint and muscle function as quickly as possible.

How does regenerative medicine work?

When extracellular and amniotic tissue matrix products are injected into injured tissues, they identify and begin to replicate those tissues on a cellular level. Over several weeks or months, these new cells grow and differentiate into the tissues needed for repair.

Regenerative medicine products also contain anti-inflammatory and immune properties to fight inflammation and reduce the risk of treatment rejection. Additional injections may be recommended, depending on the severity of your condition.

What are PRP injections?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections contain your own natural blood platelets and can be used to reduce chronic pain and joint dysfunction. After removing a sample of your blood and processing it to extract the platelets, your provider injects the platelets back into your body at the injury site.

Platelets contain wound healing and clotting factors that can speed up your natural healing response. PRP injections also provide additional blood flow and nutrients to injured tissues to relieve pain and inflammation.

What is prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is a form of injection therapy that utilizes low doses of dextrose — a sugar solution — to irritate injured tissues. This inflammatory treatment triggers an anti-inflammatory response in your immune system to reduce pain in the area and initiate a natural healing response.

Prolotherapy can treat chronic pain and dysfunction of joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. It's also effective in conjunction with PRP injections and other regenerative medicine therapies.

To schedule a regenerative medicine visit, call or book online at Vanguard Spine & Sport now.