Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Orange County Spine and Sports Physicians

Vivek Babaria, DO, FAAPMR

Sports Medicine, Pain Management & Interventional Spine Specialist located in Costa Mesa, CA, Long Beach, CA & Anaheim, CA

Regenerative medicine is all about rapid healing using your body’s own natural resources. At Orange County Spine and Sports Physicians, premier pain management physician Vivek Babaria, DO, FAAPMR, and the team of professionals offer regenerative medicine treatment options to launch the healing and tissue regeneration processes, leading to lasting pain relief. There are offices in Costa Mesa, Anaheim, and Long Beach, California, so call the one in your area or click on the scheduling link now.

Regenerative Medicine Q&A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine treatments can strengthen, repair, and regrow injured tissue using substances that are naturally derived from the human body. Orange County Spine and Sports Physicians offers two forms of regenerative medicine, including:

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

For PRP therapy, the team uses an advanced centrifugation process to treat a tube of your own blood. This produces PRP, which has 5-10 times the concentration of platelets than your blood normally has.  

Those platelets release growth factors, which are proteins that support cellular growth and healing. With a large amount of growth factors surrounding your injury, you heal much faster, and this relieves chronic pain.

Stem cell therapy

Stem cells are human cells that can produce any tissue your body makes. Depending on their location, stem cells can help you grow new tendons, ligaments, or other tissue, which makes them ideal for injuries. 

As with PRP therapy, an injection of stem cells can start a rapid healing process inside your body. Stem cells come from a variety of sources, including your own fat or bone marrow, placental tissue, and umbilical cord tissue, among others. 

The Orange County Spine and Sports Physicians team includes leading pain management and regenerative medicine specialists who can use one or both of these methods to harness and amplify your body’s self-renewal powers. 

When might I need regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine treatments can be a great option for both sports injuries and age-related tissue degeneration. Some of the many conditions that regenerative medicine can treat include:

  • Whiplash
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Tendinitis
  • Torn muscles
  • Tendon tears
  • Ligament injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries

PRP and stem cell therapy may also help with many other conditions. If you have chronic pain or an injury that’s not healing naturally, ask your Orange County Spine and Sports Physicians specialist about regenerative medicine as a treatment option. 

How do regenerative medicine treatments work?

Before administering your treatment, the Orange County Spine and Sports Physicians team performs a dynamic ultrasound evaluation. This highlights the injured areas of soft tissue with great precision, which allows them to plan your customized treatment. 

The experienced specialists use ultrasound guidance to deliver the PRP or stem cell formula into the appropriate area. Because they use an extremely thin needle, the process is usually well-tolerated. 

One of the biggest advantages of regenerative medicine treatments is that they’re a same-day procedure. Over the next month or two, your body rebuilds tissue and stimulates rapid healing. 

You may notice symptom improvement in as little as a month, but the maximum benefits usually appear 3-4 months after the procedure. You may notice continued improvements for up to six months after your regenerative medicine procedure. 

Orange County Spine and Sports Physicians customizes your rehab protocol after your PRP or stem cell therapy to ensure excellent results. 

To learn how regenerative medicine can help you, call Orange County Spine and Sports Physicians or use the online scheduling feature now.