Prime Regenerative and Pain Management
Pain Management & Alternative Medicine located in Fredericksburg, VA
Regenerative medicine is an innovative and effective treatment method for chronic pain that uses the body’s natural healing processes to stimulate the repair of damaged tissues. Dev Sen, MD, of Prime Regenerative and Pain Management, is pleased to offer a range of regenerative medicine techniques for patients in the Stafford, Fredericksburg, and King George areas of Virginia. Call Dr. Sen to find out more about the ways regenerative medicine can help you overcome chronic pain, or book an appointment online today.
Regenerative Medicine Q & A
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine is so-called because the techniques involved stimulate regeneration of your body’s tissues using natural substances such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Dr. Sen takes these special cells and blood products from your body or uses donated cells, which he then injects directly into the area affected by damage or disease.
How does regenerative medicine work?
The principle of regenerative medicine is that it makes use of the systems your body already has in place, so there’s no pharmaceuticals, artificial additives, or invasive procedures involved.
The cells used may vary according to the type of regenerative medicine procedure you’re undergoing, but every product is natural. The harvested cells go into a centrifuge that separates and concentrates them into a solution ready for injecting into your body.
When Dr. Sen injects the solution into your affected body part, the cells trigger healing and repair mechanisms, boosting your body’s ability to regenerate tissues that are causing chronic pain.
How long does it take for regenerative medicine to work?
You’ll notice a gradual improvement in your symptoms over time but since the process is replicating a natural bodily function, healing may take several months or longer. . .
What conditions can regenerative medicine treat?
The potential of regenerative medicine is a subject of considerable research, and those involved in the field are continually developing new applications. So far, good results are evident for patients with a range of musculoskeletal disorders, including:
- Joint damage
- Muscle injuries
- Ligament and tendon injuries
Dr. Sen uses his considerable expertise in regenerative medicine techniques to treat different types of tissues, such as:
- Joints, most commonly shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, elbow and wrist joint
- Tendons and ligaments
- Facet joints and lumbar spinal discs for chronic low back pain and neck pain
Is regenerative medicine treatment painful?
Regenerative medicine techniques are minimally invasive, so there are no surgical incisions or wounds, just one or more injections. The majority of patients say they feel little or no discomfort during the treatment, but if you’re concerned about the procedure, Dr. Sen can use a topical anesthetic to numb the injection site as well as use anxiolytics.
Regenerative medicine offers hope for patients suffering from intractable pain and long-term impairment, so if you want to take advantage of these exciting new treatment options, call Prime Regenerative and Pain Management today, or book an appointment online.