Stem Cell 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 stem cells as a form of regenerative medicine. At Premier Pain Consultants in Fullerton, California, Joseph Ho, MD, and Weiwah Rob Kwok, MD, offer regenerative stem cell treatments to help manage many long-term conditions that cause pain. To learn more about how stem cells can assist in your treatment, call or schedule an appointment online at Premier Pain Consultants today.

Stem Cell Q & A

What are stem cells?

You’ve likely heard about stem cells 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 stem cell research is still in its early stages, stem cell therapy, or regenerative medicine, can be used to treat a variety of ailments.

Where do stem cells come from?

There are several main types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells, perinatal stem cells and adult stem cells.

Embryonic stem cells

Embryonic stem cells are derived from embryos made of unused fertilized eggs at in vitro fertilization clinics. Embryonic stem cells have the unique ability to turn into nearly any type of cell from their current stage.

Perinatal stem cells

Perinatal stem cells are derived from amniotic fluid, umbilical cord as well as placenta.  These stem cells have the ability to change into specialized cells.

Adult stem cells

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

Scientists have manipulated adult stem cells to mimic the properties of embryonic stem cells. They can’t develop into any type of tissue like embryonic stem cells, but they don’t have predetermined specialties.

How are stem cells used in pain management medicine?

Stem cell therapy allows your damaged or diseased tissues to repair themselves using stem cells. The healthy cells that you already have work with the newly specialized stem cells to heal the affected part of your body. Stem cells can help by repairing and healing the underlying conditions while reducing the pain and inflammation that causes it. With stem cells, 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 stem cell 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 stem cells could be an integral part of your pain management, call or schedule a consultation online at Premier Pain Consultants today.

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