Regenerative Medicine

The Sprintz Center -  - Pain Management

The Sprintz Center

Pain Management located in Shenandoah, TX

Regenerative medicine relieves pain by tapping into the body’s natural healing ability, using the cells that repair tissues to treat injuries and degenerative diseases. At The Sprintz Center, board-certified physicians Kenneth Wu, MD, Thomas White, MD, and Yoann Millet, MD, specialize in regenerative medicine, using several types of cells to accelerate healing and put you on the road to recovery. To learn how regenerative medicine can help you, call the office in Shenandoah, Texas, or schedule an appointment online today.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine heals injuries and diseases using cells that naturally regrow new tissues and repair damaged tissues. The Sprintz Center uses different types of regenerative cells, called orthobiologics. These cells ease your pain by:

  • Accelerating healing
  • Regenerating new tissues
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Growing new blood vessels
  • Stimulating the production of collagen, ligaments, tendons, and muscles

The orthobiologics used by The Sprintz Center team come from strictly regulated labs approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While orthobiologics often produce exceptional results, each person responds differently, and the team can’t guarantee results.

What type of regenerative medicine might I receive?

Regenerative medicine involves treatments harvested from different tissues. For example, platelet-rich plasma comes from cells found in your blood. However, many orthobiologics come from umbilical cord and placental tissues.

Women donate these tissues (customarily thrown away) after having a healthy, live baby. The tissues are carefully processed in FDA-approved labs to ensure they’re safe for regenerative medicine.

The Sprintz Center offers the following:

Umbilical cord blood

Umbilical cord blood contains regenerative cells, growth factors, and other biologically active substances stimulating healing and growing new tissues.

Amniotic fluid and matrix

Amniotic fluid contains proteins called growth factors. These proteins activate healing, recruit stem cells to injured tissues, and decrease inflammation. The amniotic matrix provides a structure that supports new tissue growth.

Wharton’s jelly

Wharton’s jelly, found around the umbilical cord, contains many healing orthobiologics, such as growth factors, exosomes, and mesenchymal stem cells.


Many cells in your body communicate with other cells by releasing exosomes. Exosomes are tiny sacs containing biochemicals that trigger activities in the surrounding cells, such as healing.

The Sprintz Center recommends exosomes for their potent anti-inflammatory ability. The team typically combines exosomes with other products in this list for faster pain relief and tissue regeneration.

What conditions improve with regenerative medicine?

The Sprintz Center uses regenerative medicine to treat a wide range of orthopedic issues, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Chronic joint pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Hip and shoulder labral tears

Regenerative medicine works well for most inflammatory conditions and slow-healing injuries.

What should I expect during regenerative medicine treatments?

Your provider injects your regenerative treatment using X-ray or ultrasound imaging. With real-time imaging, they can guide the needle and place your medication at the injured tissues.

You may have minor discomfort at the injection site for a few days, but many patients only need one injection. Since these treatments regenerate new tissues, it takes about 6-8 weeks to achieve optimum results.

Call The Sprintz Center or schedule an appointment online today to learn if you qualify for regenerative medicine.