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Regenerative Medicine for Torn Discs

Explore alternative options before spine surgery.

Am I a Candidate

Avoid Spine Surgery with The SMaRT Institute

The SMaRT Institute's goal is to save your spine, not replace it. You have other options when it comes to treating torn disc in your spine. Make an appointment to see if you can avoid surgery by repairing the torn disc in your spine through your body’s natural healing agents.

Regenerative medicine uses your body’s tissues and cells to heal injuries and diseases. Depending on your age, health, and condition, you may be a candidate for stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, prolotherapy, or a combination of these treatments. Dr. Vogt and Dr. Hunnius also use bio-cellular grafts, which are harvested from your bone marrow or fat tissue, to repair and regenerate tissue.

SMaRT Torn Disc Specialists

Torn Discs Alternative Options to Orthopedic Surgery

With today’s innovative technologies, you’re able to enhance your body’s natural ability to heal. At the Sports Medicine and Regenerative Therapeutics Institute, Dr. Matthew Vogt and Dr. David Hunnius use regenerative medicine to treat a wide range of issues, from arthritis to sports injuries. If you live in or near Hinsdale, Illinois, contact the SMaRT Institute today to see what regenerative medicine can do for you.

If you think the SMaRT Institute can help you, call the office or book your appointment online today.

Conditions Treated

Alternative Treatments for Torn Discs

Find out how people are using Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Therapy, Plasma Therapy, and more to improve their torn disc injuries and getting back to what they love best.

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Commonly Treated Injuries and Treatment Goals

Regenerative Medicine Treatment Goals

With years of experience and expertise in the field, the specialists at the SMaRT Institute treat a wide variety of issues and ailments with regenerative medicine. Many patients seek regenerative medicine after trying traditional medical approaches without success. These may include physical therapy, pain management through prescription medications, and in some cases, even surgery.

The treatment goal is to return you to your pre-injury condition as quickly as possible. To do so, the board-certified physicians at the SMaRT Institute use a multi-faceted team approach with your treatment plan. We treat active adults, seniors, as well as school-aged, amateur competitive, and professional athletes.

When you want pain relief and recovery from an injury without surgery, request an appointment with the physicians at the SMaRT Institute. If you think the SMaRT Institute can help you, call the office or book your appointment online today.

Commonly Treated Injuries
  • Bones
  • Muscles
  • Joints
  • Soft Tissues
  • Nerves
  • and more ...

Join Thousands Of Others Choosing Alternatives to Surgery

Regenerative therapy offers a range of benefits. By providing your body with what it needs to heal, Dr. Vogt and Dr. Hunnius can decrease your pain levels and increase functioning, including mobility. That can lead to a faster recovery time, getting you back to your daily activities, whether that’s taking the dog for a walk or jumping hurdles on the track. Depending on the extent of your injury and what procedure you have done, you may return to most of your normal activities within 72 hours of treatment. On average, most patients at the SMaRT Institute return to playing sports two weeks post-procedure.


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SMaRT Procedures for Sports Injuries

The SMaRT Institute offers regenerative therapies to help with your sports injury. Depending on your injury and its severity, Dr. Vogt and Dr. Hunnius may recommend stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, or prolotherapy to support, and even enhance, your body’s ability to heal. Through these injection therapies, you can expect an accelerated healing response as well as a reduction in pain and inflammation. To bring you the best care possible, the SMaRT Institute uses Diagnostic ultrasounds, Ultrasound-guided injections and X-rays as a part of the treatment process.

Stem Cell Treatments for Knees
Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is the biggest breakthrough to ever happen in regenerative medicine. By harnessing your body’s natural restorative ability, Matthew Vogt, MD and David Hunnius, DO use stem cell therapy to enhance your body’s healing process and repair damage to cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.

AmnioFix for Knees
Orthobiologics

Orthobiologics are biological substances that are used to treat orthopedic conditions. These include bone marrow stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) along with platelet lysate, growth factors, and many other substances that enhance healing.

Plasma Therapy for Knees
Plasma Therapy

If you’ve had an injury that’s taking too long to heal, Dr. Matthew Vogt and Dr. David Hunnius may be able to help. At the Sports Medicine and Regenerative Therapeutic Institute, they offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Using your blood platelets, they can help heal wounds, soft tissue injuries, and fractures by activating stem cells to regenerate new, healthy tissue.

Make an Appointment Today and Find Out if You are a Candidate

Am I a Candidate

Not all patients are candidates for regenerative medicine. To discuss your case, schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Vogt or Dr. Hunnius. They address your issues, treatments that may help, and the success rates of those procedures. After a thorough examination, they determine whether they can help you reach your desired outcomes. If you have active cancer, an infection, or a history of lymphoma, regenerative therapy may not be suitable for you. If you have any of these conditions or you are on certain blood-thinning medications, the team at the SMaRT Institute may request to speak to your oncologist or cardiologist before proceeding with treatments. To see what regenerative medicine can do for you, call the SMaRT Institute today or book your appointment online.

When to Call a Regenerative Medicine Doctor

The SMaRT Institute has the facts you need to know about your alternative surgical options. If you are experiencing any of the following painful symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a sports medicine specialist for assessment, diagnosis and to discuss the available treatment options.

Stem Cell Therapy for Knees
Contact a Physician if you have any of the following symptoms:
  • Discomfort or pain when performing your specific sport
  • Disruption of sleep due to severe pain
  • Inability to perform your specific sport due to extreme pain
  • Limited range of motion in the specific area
  • Snapping or popping noise from the specific area
  • Stiffness, swelling, or weakness in your muscles or joints
  • Tingling or numbness in the specific area

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