Why Operate, When You Can Regenerate?
Our goal is treat your condition with the best medical option for your particular situation and get you back to a normal life as quickly and painlessly as possible. In addition, Dr. Weiss likes to explore all possible treatment options before surgery. He has done hundreds of these injections with great success.
What Are Stem Cells?
There are several different methods that Dr. Weiss gets the Stem Cells.
1. Using your own Stem Cells. This is called a "PRP" or "Platelet Rich Plasma" injection. We draw a small amount of blood, spin it down in a cetrifuge to seperate the Platelets. Your Platelets contain your body's own stem cells. This is then injected in the area that has been damaged. The PRP injections typically require a series of treatments in order to get the desired result.
2. Placental Stem Cells. These are obtained through a tissue bank from full-term pregnancies. The Placental tissue is screened for Infectious diseases and is FDA approved.
The remarkable properties of stem cells are they can control or "modulate" the inflammatory response. The reason why you have pain is due to inflammation. Most doctors use cortisone injections to reduce inflammation. However, unlike cortisone, Stem Cells DO NOT damage the healthy tissue. In fact, studies have shown that it can repair the damaged areas. Usually only ONE Stem Cell injection is required to obtain the desired result.
We are living in a new era of medical treatments, and it is exciting to know that there are alternative ways to treat injuries without undergoing surgery. Call us today at (804) 346-1779 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Weiss.