Effective, Non-Surgical Solutions for Joint Pain
Performance Care Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center specializes in Stem Cell Therapy in Los Angeles, CA, in conjunction with advanced physical therapy to help with joint rejuvenation, sports injuries, knee and shoulder pain (chronic tendonitis and/or osteoarthritis (OA) pain.
Stem Cell Treatment Los Angeles
The professional and experienced staff at Performance Care Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation center is here to help you eliminate joint pain without surgery!
Proven cellular therapies combined with our state-of-the-art physical therapy and rehabilitation offer effective solutions to those wanting to avoid invasive, dangerous surgeries and serious complications from continued use of anti-inflammatory NSAIDs and powerful, addictive narcotics.
For over 20 years Performance Care Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation has helped its patients return to pain-free living and we are happy to include proven cellular therapies to help our patients regain the active life they deserve!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How is cellular therapy used in joint regeneration and tissue/ligament repair?
A rich mixture of cells including growth factors, cytokines, and mesenchymal cells are injected into the damaged joint or area of tissue damage. These cells offer regenerative support to damaged tissue. We administer several proven cellular therapies which, in concert with physical therapy, which show the best results in rejuvenating damaged or weakened joints.
How is it regulated in the U.S.?
The United States Food and Drug Administration carefully oversees and regulates all forms of cellular therapies.
Who is a candidate for stem cell treatment?
Those seeking to repair damaged soft tissue, ligaments, or other joint-supporting tissue without dangerous and invasive surgeries.
Are patients awake during the cellular injection procedure?
Yes. Because it is an injection, the patient remains awake for the procedure which is conducted by a licensed medical professional.
Is the procedure painful?
The vast majority of patients feel only a bit of pressure during the procedure. In cases where the patient might feel discomfort, the medical provider takes care to first numb the surface of the skin, and then injects a numbing agent below the skin. Once the area is numbed, the treatment begins.
How long does the procedure take?
The whole medical procedure, including preparation of the area, injection, clean up and bandaging takes from 20-40 minutes depending on the size and location of the joint being treated.
How long is the recovery from the procedure?
If a patient is able to walk into the office for treatment, they can walk out and even drive themselves home. The patient may notice a feeling of tenderness in the area of treatment in the following 1-2 days. The patient may be asked to temporarily reduce or eliminate weight-bearing or jarring-impact activities to speed healing.
How long before my joint is healed?
This depends on the severity of damage to the area treated and patient adherence to Doctor recommended post-procedure protocols. In our observation, some patients experience substantial pain relief in two to six weeks, while for others it may take several months to experience the full benefit.
How many treatments are required?
The vast majority of patients need only one treatment to the affected area. Additional treatment to a joint is extremely rare.
What joints can be treated?
Any joint below the neck can be treated with cellular therapies.
Do you treat areas with prosthetic joints or surgical “hardware”?
As a general rule we do not administer cellular therapies in areas where surgical bone fusions or joint replacements have been completed or in areas where medical “hardware” has been installed. Tissue outside these areas can sometimes be treated.
Why do patients chose stem cell therapy over joint surgery?
Cellular therapies have been shown to be an affordable and effective means of repairing damaged tissue and holding off or eliminating painful surgeries. It is a simple procedure, unlike joint replacement surgery. Joint replacement surgery often means the patient cannot again enjoy the physical activities they once did.
Of greater significance is that surgery is by no means problem-free. Mis-alignment of joints, failed prosthetics, fractionally shorter/longer legs, not to mention surgery-related complications and infections that result in death.
Is the treatment safe and effective, are there side effects?
The treatment is safe with no known side effects. Patients report increased range of motion, reduction and elimination of pain, and return to sports, walking, climbing stairs, etc.
Stem Cell Therapy Vs. Orthopedic Surgery
At A Glance
Stem Cell Therapy
No Post-Op Pain
Normal Activities Resumed Same Day
Significant Risks & Complications
Significant Post-Op Pain
Normal Activities Resumed In 3-6 Months
No Physical Rehab Required
No Anesthesia Required
Quick & Easy
Physical Rehab Required
Toxic Synthetic Prostheses Used
Long & Labor-Intensive