Stem Cell Therapy
This modern outpatient procedure utilizes the body’s natural healing process to rebuild damaged tissue, heal injuries more effectively, and eliminate pain. Stem cell therapy targets the underlying source of pain without relying on medication and surgery, leading to increased function and mobility with a shorter recovery time than surgical options. Stem cells can differentiate into bone, cartilage, or fat cells to stimulate healing in the body. Our regenerative medicine specialists have pioneered this safe and effective solution for a variety of orthopedic conditions . Notably, Virginia Spine Institute is the only practice in Virginia to use your own, live stem cells derived from bone marrow to heal discs in the spine.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
Platelet rich plasma, commonly referred to as “PRP’, is a non-operative, permanent solution for conditions such as spinal conditions, arthritis, and orthopedic ligament/tendon sprains and tears. Utilizing the body’s natural healing process, PRP therapy is a concentration of the patient’s own platelets that is injected into the damaged ligaments, tendons, and joints to promote tissue repair and accelerate healing. PRP contains growth and healing factors which means an injured individual can get back to a pain-free life in a fraction of the time that it would usually take.
In recent years, doctors have learned that the body has the ability to heal itself. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that can harness those abilities and amplify the natural growth factors your body uses to heal tissue.
Some of the key advantages of PRP injections are that they can reduce the need for anti-inflammatories or stronger medications like opioids. In addition, the side effects of PRP injections are very limited because, since the injections are created from your own blood, your body will not reject or react negatively to them. Learn more about PRP injections with us.
Micro Fragmented Adipose Injections
Micro fragmented Adipose injections are the next generation of regenerative medicine for individuals suffering from spinal conditions, joint pain, arthritis, or rotator cuff tears, just to name a few. Traditionally, patients may undergo surgery for these conditions but Micro fragmented Adipose injections offer a simple, minimally invasive alternative with a faster recovery time. Virginia Spine Institute is the only facility in the Washington Metropolitan region utilizing the healing properties of the body’s fatty tissue using Lipogems.
Prolotherapy, short for proliferation therapy, is a type of procedure designed to promote natural healing of a damaged ligament or tendon. Ligaments, tendons, and muscles work together to make our bodies move naturally — when any of those become unstable, chronic joint or spine pain can be the result. Prolotherapy can be used to treat a specific joint or an entire region of the body. The goal is to strengthen weakened connective tissue and improve musculoskeletal pain.
The goal of regenerative treatments is to replace or reboot tissues or organs damaged because of disease, injury, age, or other issues instead of treating symptoms with medication and procedures.
If you or a loved one has an ongoing condition or disease and you’re wondering if one of these regenerative treatments is an option for you, book an appointment today so that we can help you.