Regenerative Therapies Specialist

Interventional Pain Institute

Interventional Pain Management & Minimally Invasive Spine Specialist located in Chesterfield, Festus, Bridgeton, and Troy, MO

Your body has everything it needs to heal injured and damaged tissue. Regenerative therapies tap into your body’s natural healing powers to accelerate the repair process. Board-certified and fellowship-trained interventional pain management specialist Ramis Gheith, MD, MS, and the team at Interventional Pain Institute in Chesterfield, Festus, and Bridgeton, Missouri, take a holistic approach to pain conditions. They offer regenerative therapies, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, to support the healing process so you can get back to living your life. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today to learn more.

Regenerative Therapies Q & A

What are regenerative therapies?

Regenerative therapies are treatments aimed at replacing your damaged or injured tissue with healthy tissue. Currently, most medical treatments for chronic health conditions, including pain, focus on symptom management, which fails to address the root cause of the problem.

With regenerative therapies, treatments aim to repair and heal the diseased or damaged tissue causing the symptoms, which provides a more long-term solution for chronic health issues. 

Interventional Pain Institute takes a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to care. They aim to find and treat the root cause of your pain so you can get back to doing the things you love.

For regenerative therapies, they use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. 

What are PRP injections?

PRP injections are a type of regenerative therapy that uses the healing properties in your blood to assist in repairing the diseased or damaged tissue responsible for your pain. The injections contain a high concentration of platelets.

Platelets are best known for their blood-clotting abilities. However, in addition to stopping your wound from bleeding, platelets also trigger the healing process, activating the growth factors and specialized proteins needed to repair and replace the damaged cells and tissue.

The PRP used for regenerative therapy is made from a sample of your own blood. During treatment, Dr. Gheith and the team draw a sample of blood from your arm and spin it in a special centrifuge that separates the platelets from the other components in your blood.

Then, they prepare your PRP injections and administer the healing properties directly into your injured tissue. 

Am I a good candidate for regenerative therapies?

When you visit Interventional Pain Institute for a consultation, Dr. Gheith and the team conduct in-depth clinical evaluations to determine the root cause of your pain and the best treatment. They may consider you a good candidate for regenerative therapies if you suffer from:

  • Arthritis
  • Knee pain
  • Sports injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Joint pain

Dr. Gheith takes a multidisciplinary approach to care and works closely with your other health care providers to optimize your health and healing. 

He may only recommend regenerative therapies if other less invasive treatments, such as anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy, failed to alleviate your pain. 

For a comprehensive approach to your pain condition from a caring team of experts, call Interventional Pain Institute, or book an appointment online today.