Dr. Niteesh Bharara, Director of Regenerative Medicine at Virginia Spine Institute, was featured on WUSA9’s ‘Great Day Washington‘ sharing his expertise in Regenerative Medicine. He was accompanied by his patient Sara who experienced a traumatic cheerleading injury resulting in a concussion, severe whiplash, and damaged ligaments in her neck. Because Sara is a young student-athlete her family wanted to avoid surgery and explored non-operative treatments. Dr. Bharara performed Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) as an outpatient non-operative procedure, and as a result Sara is back to the active life she loves…pain free!
Regenerative medicine is a modern non-operative treatment solution utilizes the body’s natural healing process to rebuild damaged tissue, heal injuries more effectively, and eliminate pain. Regenerative medicine targets the underlying source of pain without relying on medication or surgery, and leads to increased function and mobility with a shorter recovery time than surgical options. Our regenerative medicine specialists have pioneered these safe and effective outpatient procedures for a variety of joint, tendon, ligament, and spinal conditions. To learn more, read Sara’s full story from injury to recovery.
Reviewed by: Dr. Niteesh Bharara.