Living with chronic pain can not only affect your mobility, but it can lead to depression and a poor quality of life. If you have pain in your back, hip, shoulder, knee, or anywhere else in your body, and it has lasted for more than three months in a row, you have chronic pain. And you’re not alone. About 100 million Americans live with chronic pain.
The good news is you don’t have to suffer anymore. Dr. Henry Small, who is a well-respected and experienced orthopedic surgeon in Houston, offers noninvasive pain-relief therapies as well as surgical treatments to treat chronic pain.
You can suffer from pain anywhere in your body. Types of chronic pain include:
- Back pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Hip or knee pain
- Neck or shoulder pain
Living with pain can be debilitating. You may have stiffness, inflammation, trouble walking, and less range of motion.
Treatment options for chronic pain
While you may currently be taking medications for your condition, such as steroids to reduce inflammation, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Motrin, or muscle relaxers, Dr. Small tries to stay away from these methods. These medications just provide temporary relief. They don’t fix the problem.
As a skilled orthopedic surgeon, he can perform a variety of surgeries depending on what’s causing your pain and how severe it is. But he prefers to try noninvasive treatments first. One noninvasive treatment he has found great success with is stem cell therapy.
Stem cell therapy
While stem cell therapy is slowly becoming mainstream, it’s been researched for years. The healing powers of stem cell therapy have shown great promise for treating chronic pain, nerve damage, mobility issues, inflammation, sports injuries, and more.
Dr. Small uses stem cells that are harvested from umbilical cords after healthy deliveries, because cord blood is full of new, powerful stem cells. The product Dr. Small uses is safe because it’s processed in a lab approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Also, Dr. Small only uses stem cells that are harvested with the mother’s approval, so there’s no need for concern.
After Dr. Small injects the stem cells into the area causing you pain, the cells multiply and transform into other cells. This means they transform into the exact cells needed to treat the problem area. So if your knee is the problem, they will transform into the cells that can heal your knee. In short, stem cell therapy doesn’t mask the problem, it heals it.
If you have chronic pain and want to see if stem cell therapy or other options can help you, book an appointment over the phone with call Dr. Henry Small today.