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Adult Stem Cell Therapy

For injured or diseased tissues, adult stem cell therapy is an application of regenerative medicine, and promotes a body’s natural healing and reparative abilities using an individual’s own stem cells. To better understand, stem cells are harvested through collecting blood or bone marrow samples, or by aspirating tissue or fat cells. Cells are then concentrated through a specialized centrifuge, which prepares them for reinjection into the body.

Stem cell therapy advances an individual’s healing by delivering these critical stem cells to damaged tissues in larger numbers than the body could deliver on its own. Thus, treatment is not aimed directly at an individual’s symptoms. Rather, stem cell therapy is part of an integrated approach to treatment, with the goal of restoring degenerated muscle tissues, ligaments, bones, tendons and cartilage.

To stimulate tissues for the stem cell injection, the physician will first inject the targeted area with dextrose. To ensure accurate placement of the stem cell injection, the physician relies upon x-ray guidance. Depending on the condition being treated, patients may receive a series of three injections, spaced 3-5 days apart.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Also providing a regenerative benefit for a wide range of chronic pain conditions, platelet rich plasma, or PRP injections are often mentioned in conjunction with stem cell therapy. Yet, the process of extracting rejuvenated cells for use in stem cell therapy is quite different than that of PRP injections.

Specifically, stem cell therapy involves removing cells from bone marrow or fat tissue, and using them in combination with blood platelets. The cells that are derived from bone marrow are called autologous mesenchymal, and they work to produce cartilage. Thus, these cells prove effective in treating arthritic conditions and sports-related injuries. In turn, the cells taken from fat tissues are used with platelets and injected to promote healing and the regrowth of cartilage in an osteoarthritic joint.

In regards to PRP injections, a physician uses an individual’s own blood to separate platelets in a centrifuge. Once platelets are re-injected into the treatment area, growth factors are released that initiate the healing of tissue.

Delivering ongoing pain management with innovative, non-invasive technologies, Allied Pain & Spine Institute is committed to treating individuals as a whole. With stem cell therapy and PRP injections, we are proud to offer our patients customized options for pain relief, greater function and a higher quality of life.

Regenerative Musculoskeletal Medicine

With the goal of repairing damaged tissues and restoring mobility for a number of pain conditions, regenerative musculoskeletal medicine includes non-invasive, non-surgical medical procedures using new-age diagnostics and therapies. This arena of regenerative medicine expands the scope of treatment for those with limited options. Previously, steroid injections and joint replacement surgery, along with physical rehabilitation were the only treatment methods for osteoarthritis of the knee, for example. Yet, stem cell therapy is now providing a treatment protocol using an individual’s own stem cells to stimulate natural healing and repair.

At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we stand behind non-surgical treatment and pain management techniques using regenerative musculoskeletal medicine.

Stem cell therapy may be utilized to treat the following conditions, as a non-invasive alternative to surgery:

Back
Back injury and disc degeneration, as well as the malformation of bone may be treated with regenerative musculoskeletal medicine, including therapies using a patient’s own stem cells. Specific conditions include non-healing fractures, bulging discs, spinal arthritis, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis and herniated discs.
Knee
While knee injuries, including Iliotibial Band Syndrome and Meniscus Tear have previously been treated with surgery and/or steroid injections, regenerative musculoskeletal medicine using stem cell therapy and PRP injections promotes healing and tissue repair, along with bone and cartilage regrowth and ligament repair. This is a promising solution for those wanting to avoid the side effects associated with steroid injections, as well as surgery.
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Low back injuries, prior surgery, childbirth and other conditions may contribute to sacroiliac (SI) joint pain in the hip and loss of mobility. Regenerative medicine using stem cell therapy is a welcome treatment for those hoping to avoid surgery.
Hip
Individuals suffering from hip pain related to avascular necrosis, hip arthritis, SI joint pain, labrum tears, tendonitis and pain or inflammation from a previous surgery can benefit from the painless alternative of stem cell therapy or PRP injections.
Shoulder
Regenerative Musculoskeletal Medicine helps restore injured or damaged tissues, including arthritis and rotator cuff tears in the shoulder.
Elbow
Degenerated tissue from elbow conditions such as Lateral Epicondylitis and Golfer’s Elbow can be restored and rebuilt with innovative stem cell therapy or PRP injections as part of a regenerative musculoskeletal protocol. Underlying causes of a patient’s pain are treated—not only the symptoms associated with their pain.
Hand and Wrist
For individuals with hand or wrist pain due to arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome or tendonitis, innovative treatments using stem cell therapy or PRP injections are an effective alternative to conventional methods and surgery.
Foot and Ankle
A number of foot and ankle conditions, whether due to injury, overuse or planter fasciitis can be treated using the revolutionary alternative of regenerative musculoskeletal medicine in which stem cell therapy or PRP injections are used to strengthen and rebuild tissues.

With the ability to harness the body’s natural ability to heal and repair, regenerative musculoskeletal medicine utilizing adult stem cell therapy and PRP injections is a remarkable and promising shift away from surgical methods and long physical recoveries.

While it often takes a few months to experience the full range of benefits from stem cell therapy, many patients respond after one treatment. Even so, with painless, invasive treatments and no risk of allergic reaction, regenerative musculoskeletal medicine is a welcome alternative for rebuilding and restoring numerous conditions involving damaged tissues, bones, tendons and cartilage.

At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, our caring and compassionate team welcomes your call if you are suffering from chronic pain, and you’d like to avoid steroid or cortisone injections, as well as invasive surgery. With the focused attention that you need and deserve, our esteemed physicians will customize your treatment, with a focus on relieving your pain and maximizing your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Our Patient Reviews

Allied Pain & Spine Institute

5.0

Based on 8 reviews

Michelle T.

I fly in to see Dr. Petros from Southern California.  I wouldn't do so if he wasn't the best there is.  He is compassionate and has always treated me kindly. I can tell he is sincere in the way he talks to me and is diligently looking for solutions that work best with me and my chronic pain needs.  Very out of the box approach, which I appreciate these days!  I would truly recommend Dr. Petros to anyone looking for a Dr. that not only cares about you as a patient but has the confidence and skill set to get results! His office staff is friendly and caring too.  Allied Pain and Spine Institute is the Gold Standard in pain care in my humble opinion!! When I find a doctor that understands the issue and always goes above and beyond to help me, I do what I can to continue seeing them. I am so glad I found this office!!

Louise W.

Dr Petros is amazing!  When he uses a needle his aim is "right on".  He is also very personable, an altogether great guy.  I always find my visits to him to be very informative. I have had both sides of my degenerated back injected (epidural shots) with complete success.  He allows me to have no sedative, which is cool because his jokes and stories in the operating room are really good.  He greatly enjoys his work, and enjoys the difficult challenges of getting a needle into the right place in my back.  My arthritic knee is perhaps more straight-forward, but other doctors have failed to give me pain relief.  Dr Petros studies the structure with ultrasound before injecting it.  The result - instant relief! On my recent visit for a broken back (ski accident) the doctor and staff were very accomodating to help me make a dinner engagement shortly after my appointment.  This is definitely a five-star operation!

Ellie O.

Wow, wonderful doctor!!! I avoid all the doctors like the plague...seriously it makes my blood pressure go up when I have to go but I chose Dr. Vaidya. My friend referred him to me, he's simply the best... TOP NOTCH!!! He turned out to be a breath of fresh air. Dr. Vaidya really stands out head and shoulders above everyone else. I usually don't write reviews but he's so outstanding that I really wanted to do it for him. He's the most honest and caring doctor I have met.  He listens and gives you full attention and committed to find the best individual solution for you. He always goes out of his way to get you the most appropriate treatment and he will make it happen. He's very knowledgeable in his field. He's very professional, friendly, personable and definitely easy to talk to. His integrity is very valuable. He's one of the sharpest and most driven individuals you will ever meet.

Keith M.

Simply the best doctors and staff in the area. I've fought back and neck pain for over 30 years, and Dr. Petros and his team have kept me from the operating table and able to enjoy my life. I've had injections, acupuncture, as well as back braces. He listens to my concerns, cares very deeply for my pain and discomfort, and has successfully treated everything from stenosis, pinched nerves, herniated disks, and even helped me with the symptoms from shingles and lung disease. I couldn't be happier with the care he has given me over the years.

Kaitlin Z.

Dr. Vaidya has changed my life. I am in my late 20s with chronic pain and nothing had worked until I came here. All services here are wonderful and the staff is absolutely amazing. I can't recommend enough!!

Tracy B.

I have been a patient of Dr. Vaidya for a few years after not getting what I needed from other spine and pain doctors. I was looking for a doctor who would think outside the box and come up with some other ways to treat my growing amount of pain. Between Dr. Petros and Dr. Vaidya, they have brought me to a place where my pain is better managed. And let's just talk about bedside manners! I have never met doctors in the past 23 years of this back journey of mine that has as amazing bedside manners as these guys. I have cried and laughed with the team at Allied Spine. The way that I am always greeted and promptly cared for is bar none! The front office staff, and especially Nas, has been a God sent. I would never go anywhere else.

Justin P.

I am a new patient of DR Petros and my experience was great for my first two visits so far. He really takes time to listen to your issues and provides thorough answers and treatment options. The front desk staff are all very nice and respond in a timely manner to requests. Highly recommended all around!

Lisa A.

I have seen Dr. Vaidya for about 2 years. He is an amazing doctor.the attention and care you receive is well over 5 stars. He knows who I am by my face, he knows my health history with out looking in my chart, he remembers conversations we have had at previous appointments. He truly cares for his patients. I will be moving our of state, and will travel back here each month to see doctor Vaidya. I lost my insurance over a year ago and pay out of pocket to see the doctor, it is worth every penny to be treated with respect, as a person and with care. I love all the staff and feel like I am visiting family when I come in for my appointments.

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