These procedures target the underlying source of the pain without relying on medications or surgery and can lead to increased function and mobility.
Am I a good candidate for regenerative treatment of the spine?
You may be a good candidate for regenerative treatment of the spine if you are suffering from pain, inflammation, decreased functionality, or loss of range of motion caused by various spinal conditions. Dr. Seifert may recommend a regenerative treatment plan if you are suffering from:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated disc
- Spinal facet pain
- Pinched nerves
- Sacroiliac joint pain
Why choose us for regenerative spine treatment in Houston, Texas?
- Dr. Heidi Seifert uses advanced regenerative techniques to stimulate natural healing.
- She is an interventional anesthesiologist with a primary interest in diagnostic and therapeutic spinal injections and state-of-the-art regenerative medicine.
- We are a compassionate practice and treat our patients the same as we would treat our own family members.
What can I expect with regenerative treatments for the spine?
At the practice of Dr. Heidi Seifert, regenerative spinal treatments are performed on an outpatient basis with no anesthesia required. These minimally-invasive treatments may involve harvesting stem cells or growth factors from your own body and injecting them into affected areas. Most treatments can be performed in less than an hour. Your exact procedure will depend on the treatment plan individually-tailored for you.
What are some types of regenerative treatments for the spine?
Depending on your condition, Dr. Seifert may recommend any of a variety of regenerative treatments for the spine. Examples include:
- Prolotherapy: This treatment involves injecting a substance into the affected area to cause an inflammatory response at the site. This, in turn, promotes natural healing and the formation of new blood vessels. The goal of prolotherapy is to strengthen torn or injured soft tissue and reduce pain.
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP): Taken from your own blood, platelet-rich plasma accelerates healing and promotes tissue repair by injecting a concentration of platelets into the affected area. PRP is a long-lasting solution.