If you suffer from severe joint pain due to arthritis or a similar condition and want to avoid surgery, regenerative medicine may be the solution for you. Board-certified rheumatologist Behnam Khaleghi, MD, offer regenerative medicine treatments, including stem cell therapies, at Pacific Rheumatology Medical Center in Orange and Laguna Hills, California. To find out if regenerative medicine is right for you, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

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Regenerative medicine involves replacing tissue that’s been damaged due to injury or disease with healthy new tissue. This revolutionary approach to medicine uses innovative cellular therapies, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy.

These cellular therapies utilize the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Using the healing properties contained in blood, regenerative medicine can offer many benefits, such as:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Regulating immune responses
  • Rebuilding and repairing damaged tissue

If you have joint pain or stiffness due to a musculoskeletal disease or injury, regenerative medicine may facilitate your healing process.

What types of regenerative medicine treatments are there?

As a skilled rheumatologist, Dr. Khaleghi offers the most advanced treatments available, including regenerative medicine techniques such as:

Platelet-rich plasma

PRP is a concentrated solution of platelets, which are tiny cell fragments in your blood that help form clots. Platelets also contain a large number of growth factors, which play an important role in the healing process.

During PRP therapy, Dr. Khaleghi takes a small amount of blood from your arm and processes it in a centrifuge to isolate PRP. The PRP solution contains five to 10 times more growth factors than your normal blood. He injects the PRP into your injury site to stimulate healing.

Stem cell therapy

Stem cells are special due to their ability to transform into different types of specialized cells, including cartilage or bone.

Depending on your needs, Dr. Khaleghi may also use exosome therapy along with stem cells. Exosomes are messenger molecules that play a vital role in cellular communication and rejuvenation.

Other treatments

Dr. Khaleghi also offers integrative treatments and supplements that support your regenerative medicine therapy. These include IV nutritional therapy, an anti-inflammatory diet, and the ProLonⓇ fasting mimicking diet.

What conditions can regenerative medicine treat?

Dr. Khaleghi uses regenerative medicine to treat a variety of injuries and illnesses, including:

  • All types of arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Scleroderma
  • Tendonitis

If you or a family member suffer from joint pain due to inflammation, you may be a candidate for regenerative medicine. Call Pacific Rheumatology Medical Center or book an appointment online today to learn more.