Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Premier Pain Consultants

Pain Management Practice located in Fullerton, CA & Irvine, CA

One of the greatest strides of modern medicine is the discovery and implementation of regenerative medicine. At Premier Pain Consultants in Fullerton, California, Joseph Ho, MD, and Weiwah Rob Kwok, MD, offer regenerative medicine treatments to help manage many long-term conditions that cause pain. To learn more about how regenerative medicine can assist in your treatment, call or schedule an appointment online at Premier Pain Consultants today.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

You’ve likely heard about regenerative medicine in the news. They’re unspecialized cells in your body that can develop into different types of cells including nerve cells, muscle cells, and bone. They can even be used to repair damaged parts of your body.

While regenerative medicine research is still in its early stages, regenerative medicine therapy, or regenerative medicine, can be used to treat a variety of ailments.

Where does regenerative medicine come from?

There are several main types of regenerative medicine products: embryonic, perinatal, adult regenerative medicine, and PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma).

Embryonic regenerative medicine

Embryonic regenerative medicine product is derived from embryos made of unused fertilized eggs at in vitro fertilization clinics. Embryonic regenerative medicine product has the unique ability to turn into nearly any type of cell from their current stage.

Perinatal regenerative medicine

Perinatal regenerative medicine product is derived from amniotic fluid, umbilical cord as well as placenta.  These regenerative medicine products have the ability to change into specialized cells.

Adult regenerative medicine

Natural adult regenerative medicine product is less versatile than embryonic regenerative medicine. Whichever organ they’re taken from dictates the type of cell that they can become. For example, an adult regenerative medicine product from bone marrow can only generate into a new bone marrow cell.

Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP

PRP therapy uses injections of a patient's own platelets and plasma to heal tendons, ligaments, joints, and muscle injuries. PRP injections are prepared by taking a patient's own blood, spinning it through a  centrifuge to concentrate the platelets and plasma. This concentrated platelet and plasma mixture is then injected directly into the injured or diseased body tissue. This mixture releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of repair cells the body produces, thus, enhances healing in the area. 

How is regenerative medicine used in pain management medicine?

Regenerative medicine therapy allows your damaged or diseased tissues to repair themselves using regenerative medicine. The healthy cells that you already have work with the newly injected specialized regenerative medicine product to heal the affected part of your body. Regenerative medicine can help by repairing and healing the underlying conditions while reducing the pain and inflammation that causes it. With regenerative medicine, you can treat the pain from:

  • Arthritis
  • Sports related injuries
  • Joint pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle and tendon tears or injuries
  • Low back pain caused by arthritis
  • Neck pain caused by arthritis
  • Other conditions with chronic pain

With regenerative medicine therapy, you could enjoy a quick and full recovery, with little to no discomfort during the procedure, and very few side effects. Most of all, you could notice a difference in your mobility as well as the amount of pain you feel.

To find out if regenerative medicine could be an integral part of your pain management, call or schedule a consultation online at Premier Pain Consultants today.


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