Texas Pain And Regenerative Medicine
Samir Fahed, MD
Pain Management & Alternative Medicine located in Houston, TX & Dickinson, TX
Regenerative medicine, including stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP), is a game-changing area of medicine. Since regenerative treatments have the potential to help heal damaged tissues, Samir Fahed, MD, provides research-driven solutions at Texas Pain and Regenerative Medicine in Sugar Land and Dickinson, Texas. Find out if stem cell therapy and PRP are right for you by booking a consultation through the website. You can also call the office nearest you to schedule over the phone.
Stem Cell Therapy Q & A
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine isn’t new. Bone marrow and solid-organ transplants were successful decades ago. But the advancements in developmental and cell biology, as well as immunology and other fields, have unlocked new opportunities to refine existing regenerative treatments.
Two of the most common types of regenerative medicine are stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
Stem cell therapy
Stem cells are raw materials. They’re cells that generate all other specialized cells. Because stem cells promote new cell and tissue production, they’re beneficial in helping you heal.
Stem cells can originate from a donor or from your own body through a minimally invasive procedure. Dr. Fahed injects these powerful healing cells directly into damaged or injured tissues.
These stem cells quickly go to work and start creating new cells based on the injection site. For example, if Dr. Fahed injects stem cells into a torn tendon, stem cells generate new tendon cells, which help repair specific tissues in that area.
PRP is a regenerative medicine treatment that begins with a simple blood draw from your arm. Dr. Fahed processes your blood to separate platelets and growth factors. These are the same components that circulate to tissues when a wound or other injury occurs.
Creating your PRP takes just a few minutes. Dr. Fahed then injects it into injured areas to force a cascade of healing events to help you recover from pain, soreness, and inflammation.
Is stem cell therapy right for me?
Stem cell therapy, as well as PRP, is beneficial for nearly all types of injuries and pain-causing issues. At Texas Pain and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Fahed examines you and conducts detailed diagnostic testing to get to the root of your condition so he can better determine if regenerative medicine is right for you. Stem cell therapy is not FDA approved.
In general, you may be a candidate for stem cell therapy or PRP if you have any of the following issues:
- Tendon or ligament injuries
- Back or neck pain
Dr. Fahed provides personalized stem cell therapy and PRP packages that are tailored to your specific diagnosis. He may combine your regenerative medicine treatment with other therapies to help you experience fast and long-lasting relief.
If you think or if you were told that stem cells or PRP are good for you, please visit Texas Pain and Regenerative Medicine. All patients are welcome for a thorough evaluation and discussion before proceeding.
When do stem cell treatments start working?
Stem cell and PRP treatments take time for you to experience results since cells and tissues need weeks to repair. Dr. Fahed sometimes finds that swelling and discomfort linger for 2-3 weeks after stem cell or PRP injections. These minor issues occur as blood flow increases in the treated areas.
Typically, in as little as 4-6 weeks, you start noticing improvements in your symptoms. Dr. Fahed could recommend two or three regenerative medicine treatments to help you experience optimal pain relief and to continue promoting healing.
Texas Pain and Regenerative Medicine specializes in stem cell therapy and PRP. Learn more about these innovative treatments by booking an evaluation online or over the phone with either clinic today.
*Individual results may vary.