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.