What are Stem Cells? Stem cells are types of cells that can regenerate tissue in the body and reduce the effects of arthritis and musculoskeletal issues. There are two things that make stem cells unique: they can self-regenerate, which means they can divide and create more stem cells of the same kind, and they can mature or differentiate into specialized cells that perform a specific function, such as skin, muscle or blood cells.
Stem cells can be divided into two types of cells: autologous and allogenic. Autologous stem cells are obtained typically from bone marrow found in the pelvis through a small incision. Allogenic stem cells are derived from donor tissue and don’t require harvesting from one’s own bone marrow or fat cells.
Stem cell injections treat degenerative disc disease of the spine; degenerative joint disease of the hip or shoulder; arthritis; meniscus tears; rotator cuff injuries; Achilles tendon injuries; sacroiliac (SI) joint pain and more.
How South Bay Pain Doctors can help: South Bay Pain Doctors offer stem cell injections for the back, knee, hip, or other pain. Through our unique and integrated approach our patients trust us to get them back to feeling and functioning their best as quickly and safely as possible. Stem cell therapy is a part of a larger treatment plan that can include an anti-inflammatory diet and physical therapy to ensure the body’s mechanics are correct and the pain will not return. We focus on your individual requirements. Our doctors understand that every patient has unique needs, which is why we urge you to visit us for a consultation so that we can recommend the best course of action to aid you in your pain management.