Will I Have Scars After Regenexx® Procedures?

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Surgery is a common way to alleviate pain and discomfort from soft tissue injuries, tendon and ligament tears, and cartilage damage. Of course, not everyone wants traditional surgery because it requires further tissue trauma and potential scars. Board-certified doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation Dr. Christie Lehman is proud to offer advanced regenerative procedures, like Regenexx, so you can live virtually pain-free without incisions or scarring.

Restore injured areas back to health with the professionals at Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. During your Regenexx assessment at our pain clinic in Asheville, NC, we can discuss your problem areas and decide whether this is the right program for you.

How does Regenexx work?

Even a moderate amount of pain can prevent you from participating in activities you love. Many people with degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis avoid actions like running, jumping, or climbing the stairs because they can’t handle the discomfort. Regenexx uses your own body’s natural abilities to treat pain and tissue damage in the spine, hips, shoulders, knees, and other areas. This procedure is minimally invasive and only requires a simple needle to perform.

What are the downsides of surgery?

Medical professionals often recommend surgery when a patient suffers from sports injuries, tendon tears, and fractures that haven’t healed properly in Asheville, NC. While surgery can be effective in some cases for reducing pain, it does come with a long list of downsides and risks. These include:

  • Scars: Scarring is natural and occurs whenever the skin sustains damage. However, scars from surgery can be embarrassing and difficult to hide.

  • Pain medication: Patients who undergo surgery are often prescribed medications that make you feel groggy or prevent you from performing certain activities, like driving.

  • Restrictions: Recovery from surgery may require months of bed rest and relying on family members. Patients cannot perform certain movements or exercises during this time.

  • Sick leave: Because surgery comes with so many restrictions, some people are unable to return to work right away. Some procedures require patients to miss weeks of work.

In addition to the above downsides of surgery, patients are also at risk for complications, like infection, blood clots, and post-procedure discomfort. This is why our pain clinic is so passionate about offering an alternative to surgery that alleviates your symptoms and boosts your quality of life.

What are the benefits of Regenexx?

Regenexx can relieve soft tissue injuries, osteoarthritis, and other degenerative conditions through a series of injections. The most common adverse reactions are temporary soreness and inflammation at the treatment site. The area should feel normal again within a short while, depending on your condition. We may recommend several sessions to help you maintain optimal results.

Regenexx bypasses all of the downsides and complications from surgery listed above. There is no scarring involved in Regenexx treatment, a reduced need for pain medications, fewer physical restrictions, and almost no bed rest. Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine can review the process in full when you come in for a Regenexx consultation in our office.

Live scar-free and essentially pain-free with Regenexx

Our number one priority at Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is to produce the best outcomes possible. This is why Dr. Christie Lehman invests so heavily in cutting-edge Regenexx technology. If you suffer from tissue tears, degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis, or pain in the shoulders, hips, knees, elbows, hands, feet or spine, call our pain clinic in Asheville, NC to learn more about our processes. Our team can help you avoid the downsides of surgery.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.