Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Thomas Synek, MD

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Spring, TX

Regenerative medicine therapies target damaged tissues that contribute to chronic pain and disability. At the office of Thomas Synek, MD, you can receive platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections to heal your body from the inside out, so you can return to full function. Dr. Synek offers regenerative medicine as an alternative to more invasive treatments, including surgery, to address conditions like arthritis, neuropathy, and soft tissue tears. To find out how regenerative medicine can relieve your pain, call the Spring, Texas, interventional pain medicine office to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.

 Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine harnesses the power of your own body to heal itself. The goals of regenerative medicine therapy are to restore your function and help you find long-term pain relief by healing the underlying injury or disease.

At the office of Thomas Synek, MD, two types of regenerative medicine therapies are available to treat painful conditions. Dr. Synek offers both stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies that help you heal faster and more efficiently.

PRP stimulates your body to produce new, healthy cells to replace what’s damaged by injury or disease. Dr. Synek uses stem cells from prescreened amniotic allografts that come from placental tissue donated by mothers at the time of live birth. 

Stem cells have the unique ability to regenerate into any type of cell, including bone, nerve, and soft tissue cells.

What conditions can regenerative medicine treat?

Regenerative medicine can treat a variety of painful conditions that affect your ability to stay active and your quality of life overall. Dr. Synek may recommend stem cell or PRP therapy to treat:

  • Bursitis
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Neuropathy
  • Soft tissue tears
  • Degenerative disc disease

Regenerative medicine therapies can not only provide long-lasting pain relief, but also delay or even prevent the need for more invasive procedures, including surgery.

Dr. Synek can determine if you’re a candidate for regenerative medicine during a diagnostic evaluation. He spends time discussing how your pain affects your quality of life and can identify the source of your pain using on-site diagnostic imaging tests.

What’s involved in regenerative medicine?

If you’re a candidate for PRP injections, Dr. Synek uses your own blood as the basis for the PRP. He draws a sample of your blood and prepares it in a centrifuge, a device that quickly spins the blood to separate platelets from the other materials. The high concentration of platelets is what he injects into your body as PRP to heal soft tissue tears.

If you have nerve damage, stress fractures, or arthritis, you may benefit from stem cell injections. Dr. Synek injects stem cells into your joints or soft tissues to heal the damage that causes pain.

To place PRP or stem cell injections in a precise location within your body, Dr. Synek relies on ultrasound, X-rays, or diagnostic imaging technology to guide the needle into place. This ensures you receive the maximum benefit of treatment.

It takes time for new cells to grow, so your results won’t be immediate. However, as new cells regenerate to heal damaged tissue and nerves, you should notice a significant reduction in your pain and an increase in your mobility in the months after your injection.

To find out if regenerative medicine is right for you, call the office of Thomas Synek, MD, to schedule an appointment, or book a consultation online today.