Are you struggling with an injury or chronic pain, but prefer to avoid surgery or other invasive treatment therapies? Are you tired of taking pills or getting repeat injections to find relief? At OasisMD, with offices in San Diego, Encinitas, and Temecula, California, we understand.
Many people deal with pain that’s related to injury or an underlying condition. In fact, researchers estimate that at least 20% of Americans struggle with chronic pain. And for many of those affected, their quality of life is significantly impacted.
If you’re looking for an alternative to pain pills or surgery, regenerative medicine could be the right choice for you. James J. Chao, MD, FASC, and David Chao, MD, offer regenerative medicine as a safe and effective treatment option for many conditions.
Read on to learn if regenerative medicine is the right choice for you!
What is regenerative medicine?
Your body has the tools it needs to repair and regenerate cells that are damaged because of injury or age. Regenerative medicine takes advantage of this natural healing process. By using resources from your body to encourage cells to regenerate, healing damaged tissues, decreasing pain, and improving or returning normal function and mobility.
At OasisMD, we offer two of the most popular forms of regenerative medicine: stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP).
Stem cell therapy
Everyone has stem cells. These unspecialized cells are sent to repopulate in areas that are worn or damaged. By using your body’s natural ability to heal itself, our team provides effective pain relief and healing with few risks.
Your provider injects stem cells directly into your injured or damaged tissue, where they replicate and grow into the type of cells needed to help your body heal. With stem cell therapy, the healing and recovery process happens faster than with surgical interventions, helping you feel better sooner.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP)
PRP uses the healing properties of the platelets found in your blood to encourage your body to heal. It’s especially effective for soft tissue injuries, like chronic tendon injuries or sprains. Your provider draws a small amount of your blood and places it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets to create a platelet-rich plasma.
This plasma is injected directly into the afflicted tissues. The powerful growth factors the PRP solution contains trigger your healing process and the regeneration of new cells.
Is regenerative medicine safe?
Regenerative medicine is extremely safe. Negative reactions to stem cell therapy and PRP are rare. Any medical procedure has risks, however. With stem cell therapy and PRP, the most common risks include inflammation at the injection site, swelling, and mild pain.
The team at OasisMD monitors your progress to ensure your treatment and recovery go smoothly, and it’s important to receive regenerative medicine from qualified medical professionals. Our doctors follow the latest scientific techniques and medical studies to ensure you receive the safest and most effective treatment available.
Is regenerative medicine right for me?
If you’re suffering from chronic pain or have a soft-tissue injury, regenerative medicine could be the right choice for you. Your provider at OasisMD accurately diagnoses the problem and advises you if you’re a good candidate for regenerative medicine.
Regenerative medicine is an emerging field, and researchers are finding still new applications for stem cell and PRP therapies. Regenerative medicine can treat many conditions, including:
- Joint pain
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Arthritis pain
- Muscle pain and strains
- Tendon and ligament injuries
How can I learn more about regenerative medicine?
To learn more about regenerative medicine and whether it’s the right treatment option for you, it’s important to discuss your symptoms and condition with a trained medical doctor. At OasisMD, we understand you may have questions. Our team works hard to ensure you are informed and all of your questions are answered.
Curious about what regenerative medicine can do for you? Contact the OasisMD office closest to you, or book an appointment online now!