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These are minimally-invasive procedures that help regenerate damaged tissues by stimulating the body’s natural repair mechanisms. Regenerative shoulder therapies, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell treatments, address the root cause of the problem rather than merely managing symptoms. 

Am I a good candidate for regenerative shoulder treatments in Houston?

You may be a good candidate for regenerative shoulder treatments if you are suffering from a degenerative condition, such as osteoarthritis of the shoulder, due to aging or previous injury. These treatments can relieve pain and promote healing in individuals with rotator cuff tears, AC joint separation, recurrent shoulder dislocations, or shoulder cartilage or tendon injuries. 

Why choose Dr. Heidi Seifert?

  • Dr. Seifert utilizes the latest evidence-based, nonsurgical, minimally-invasive techniques to diagnose and treat acute and chronic pain.
  • She is an interventional anesthesiologist, specializing in diagnostic and therapeutic injections and state-of-the-art regenerative treatments.
  • We take a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to pain, with treatment plans that may include referrals to physical therapy, acupuncture, or chiropractic, for individualized, comprehensive care. 

What can I expect with treatment?

Your exact procedure will depend on your individual treatment plan. In most regenerative shoulder treatments, PRP, bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC), or fat (in LIPOGEMS treatment) is harvested from your body and processed to concentrate the platelets, stem cells, or other reparative cells. The concentrated solution is then injected into the affected area of the shoulder to jump-start the healing process and provide significant pain relief. 

FAQ

From what part of the body is bone marrow harvested for BMAC treatments?

A small amount of your bone marrow is aspirated (drawn from the body by suction) through a small needle puncture in your pelvic bone. Then it is placed in an advanced processing unit that concentrates the stem cells, platelets, and growth factors, collected in a sterile syringe, and injected into a specific area of the affected shoulder.

Is there any recovery after regenerative shoulder treatments in Bellaire?

Recovery is minimal with regenerative shoulder treatments. These are minimally-invasive procedures, with no surgery, no general anesthesia, and no hospital stays. As the treatment is performed with your body’s natural platelets, stem cells, and fat, these treatments are both safe and natural. You can likely return to work the day after the procedure.

Is prolotherapy a regenerative shoulder treatment?

Yes. Prolotherapy uses injections of an irritant, such as dextrose solution, to temporarily increase inflammation in the affected area. This can stimulate natural tissue repair and promote healing, as well as providing a significant level of pain relief.
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