Non-Surgical Orthopedic Center
Orthopedics & Physical Medicine located in Oceanside, CA
Stem cell therapy harnesses your body’s ability to regenerate new cells, rebuild tissues, and heal itself. Bryan Hawkins, DO, and the team at Non-Surgical Orthopedic Center specialize in using stem cell therapy to treat the full range of orthopedic conditions. After precisely injecting stem cells at the site of injuries or degenerated tissues, the stem cells effectively relieve your pain and promote healing. Whether you need help with a chronic pain condition or an acute injury, call the office in Oceanside, California, or schedule an appointment online.
Stem Cell Therapy Q&A
What are stem cells?
Bone marrow transplants have been used for years to restore healthy blood cells in patients with serious diseases like leukemia and sickle cell anemia. But many people aren’t aware that these transplants work because of the adult stem cells that naturally live in the marrow.
You have many types of adult stem cells throughout your body. For as long as you live, these stem cells divide as often as needed, producing a new cell that can develop into several different types of cells. Your body uses this regenerative ability to repair old and damaged tissues and heal diseases.
What is stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy is a treatment in which a concentrated amount of stem cells are injected at the site of your injured or diseased tissues. When the stem cells are in your body, they begin to regenerate the tissues needed to heal the problem. They also release biochemicals that trigger a wide array of healing activities in the nearby cells.
Your doctor at Non-Surgical Orthopedic Center uses ultrasound imaging to visualize the tissues in the targeted area and guide the needle. This ensures that the stem cells are precisely deposited in the area where they’re needed.
What health conditions benefit from stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy is a good option for musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative diseases like arthritis. Regenerative therapy is highly successful in orthopedic care thanks to mesenchymal stem cells, a type of adult stem cell found in body fat and bone marrow.
Mesenchymal stem cells can develop into the tissues needed to heal orthopedic conditions, regenerating into collagen, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, muscles, blood vessels, and fat. As a result, stem cell therapy is often used to treat:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Rotator cuff tears
- Meniscus tears
- Degenerative disc disease
- ACL tears
The team at Non-Surgical Orthopedic Center often uses stem cell therapy for pain conditions, whether the pain is in your back, knee, hip, shoulder, ankle, or joints.
Where do stem cells come from?
Mesenchymal stem cells are extracted from your own body fat or bone marrow. After a tissue sample is removed, it’s carefully processed in the office to separate healthy stem cells. Then those cells are used for your injection.
If you have questions about stem cell therapy or to learn if you’re a good candidate for this regenerative therapy, call Non-Surgical Orthopedic Center today or schedule an appointment online.