Keep Your Active Lifestyle (Or Get It Back) With Regenerative Medicine
Pain, and the ensuing lack of mobility that results, can take a toll on your life. It prevents you from doing the activities you love and makes you feel as though you need to put your life on hold.
While your doctor visits may have led you to believe the only options to relieve your pain are drugs and surgery, we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way.
At Apex Advanced Medicine in Walnut Creek we combine an accurate diagnosis with the most state-of-the-art regenerative products available to provide you with the best regenerative medicine and stem cell treatments available.
Regenerative Medicine is a branch of medicine focused on regrowing and restoring cells in tissues and organs that can’t heal themselves. Regenerative medicine works to address the cellular damage caused by age, disease, and injury.
Stem cell therapy is an essential tool in regenerative therapy. Apex Advanced Medicine uses stem cells to rejuvenate musculoskeletal tissues and trigger the healing process. Stem cells can be used to effectively repair damaged parts of the spine, hips, knees, and other joints to relieve painful symptoms.
- All Natural – Promotes Rebuilding Your Own Healthy Tissue
- Minimally Invasive
- Significant Pain Reduction
- Minimal To No Downtime
- An Alternative To More Invasive Surgery
- Long-term results
- Safe – Fewer Side Effects Than Steroid Injections or Surgery
Stem cells are found in all of us and play a key role in the body’s healing process. They lie latent in your body until they receive signals that the body has suffered an injury and then they follow your platelets to the injured site. Stem cells are able to transform into the same type of cell that was injured to promote healing. They can heal injured ligaments, tendons, tissues, and bones. After an injury, or as a natural result of aging, the number of stem cells needed in certain areas of the body declines. Regenerative medicine utilizing stem cell therapy solves this problem by delivering a high concentration of growth factors into the injured area, thus promoting natural healing. Stem cells are normally present in all parts of our body, but as we age our stem cells age as well and become less effective.
Stem cell therapy effectively addresses the underlying cause of joint, bone, and nerve-related issues: repairing damaged cells. With stem cell therapy, Apex Advanced Medicine can restore damaged joints that would otherwise require invasive surgical procedures.
Stem cell therapy can be safely combined with other nonsurgical methods like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to achieve the best possible results.
What areas can be treated with Stem Cell Therapy?
Apex Advanced Medicine provides regenerative medicine services for orthopedic and joint injuries. Our Regenerative Medicine team is specialty trained in providing you natural, non-surgical Stem Cell therapy treatments to repair and rebuild joints and cartilage in – knees, shoulders, ankles, hips, backs, necks and more. Experience this level of healing in one treatment with minimal to no downtime.
Apex is on the cutting edge of regenerative medicine for orthopedics. Contact us today to learn how regenerative medicine can help your chronic pain. Call us at 925.239.8904 today.
Regenerative Stem Cell therapy at Apex Advanced Medicine does not consist of using a one-size-fits-all stem cell product. We combine an accurate diagnosis with an assessment of your general health to determine which of our state-of-the-art products will provide you with the best outcome. A couple of the Regenerative Medicine products we use are:
Stem Cells from Placental Matrix/Umbilical Cord Tissue
- Least invasive -no procedure is required to obtain the cells
- Have the advantage of being from a young and healthy source
- Not “embryonic” tissue
- Contain mesenchymal stem cells and an abundance of cytokines, growth factors and other proteins essential for healing
Bone Marrow Aspirate
- Bone marrow contains a high number of regenerative cells, growth factors and proteins to aid in tissue healing.
- Ultrasound guidance is used to aspirate bone marrow from the back of the hip in a minimally invasive procedure done in the office with local anesthesia
- The concentrated bone marrow aspirate is often mixed with platelet rich plasma (PRP) to add growth factors and other healing proteins
Do you suffer from pain in your back or your joints, such as the hip or knee, which prevents you from living life to the fullest? Is walking, cycling, gardening, fishing, or exercising no longer possible without pain? If you are missing out on your Golden Years, you need to see a regenerative medicine physician at Apex for a stem cell therapy consultation in Walnut Creek and the San Francisco Bay Area. We will help you determine if the newest innovations in stem cell therapies are right for your shoulder, hip, knee pain, and joint pain.
The stem cell treatment at Apex Advanced Medicine in Walnut Creek consists of a simple, non-surgical injection into the affected knee, hip, shoulder, or other joint. The procedure takes approximately 20 minutes with pain relief beginning in as few as 24-48 hours. Spinal procedures are performed at local surgery centers and may involve anesthesia. Regenerative cellular therapy is very safe and effective.
Unlike surgery, there is no downtime, surgery risks, or lengthy recovery after your stem cell injection. After your procedure you may maintain your normal lifestyle and allow the cells to create a balanced optimal environment in your joints so your body can repair itself. You should feel maximal results within 6 months, which is when you can enjoy your maximum activity levels to match your comfort. But understand that the regenerative results should last for long periods of time.
Follow-up visits are a crucial part of things and all of our patients see us throughout a ~6 month process to ensure they’re maximizing the healing potential of their treatment so they can get the best results possible.
While cortisone and other drugs only provide temporary pain relief, our stem cell treatment actually restores degenerated tissue while providing long term pain relief in the joint through tissue regrowth. This is called a “curative” treatment. The growth factors in regenerative treatments may replace damaged cells in your body. Additionally, these injections contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates joints and tendons, easing the pain and helping restore mobility. Once your joint is healed, it is healed. The oldest research to date shows that 100% of recipients who benefited from this regenerative treatment were still pain-free 4 years later. View our collection of research articles here. Utilizing stem cells and regenerative medicine therapies allows our state-of-the-art clinic to treat and rehabilitate your pain and injuries without drugs or surgery.