Balanced Pain Management
Leslie R DeLaney, MD
Pain Management & Alternative Medicine located in Walnut Creek, CA
If you’re looking for non-surgical solutions to treat chronic pain, you may be a candidate for the regenerative medicine therapies available at Balanced Pain Management. At the Walnut Creek, California, interventional pain management physician, Leslie DeLaney, MD, uses the power of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells to help your body heal from the inside out. Learn how PRP injections and stem cells can help you recover more efficiently from injuries or degenerative diseases. Call Balanced Pain Management or schedule a consultation online today.
Regenerative Medicine Q & A
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine is the newest holistic approach in interventional pain management, allowing your body to heal itself.
Dr. DeLaney uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and stem cells to stimulate your body’s own healing processes. PRP is a substance that contains growth factors found naturally in your blood. These growth factors prompt your body to produce new, healthy cells to repair damaged soft tissues that cause pain.
Stem cells are in your fatty tissue and your bone marrow. These cells have the unique ability to regenerate into any type of cell, including nerve, bone, and muscle tissue. As new cells grow, they help your body heal from the inside out.
What conditions can regenerative medicine treat?
Regenerative medicine therapies are an effective treatment option for various conditions that cause chronic pain and inflammation.
Dr. DeLaney can determine if you’re a candidate for regenerative medicine therapy based on your personal medical history and existing condition.
She uses on-site diagnostic technology like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-rays, or ultrasound to identify the underlying cause of your pain and may recommend regenerative therapies to address chronic pain from conditions like:
- Joint injuries
- Muscle strains
- Ligament tears
- Degenerative disc disease
You can also benefit from regenerative medicine to treat hair loss as PRP stimulates your existing hair follicles to produce new hair growth.
What’s involved in regenerative medicine therapy?
Regenerative medicine involves a minimally invasive, two-step process Dr. DeLaney performs on-site in a comfortable office environment. In the first part of your treatment, she draws a sample of your blood and places it in a centrifuge to separate PRP from other materials.
If she’s using stem cells for treatment. Dr. DeLaney extracts the material from your fatty tissue or bone marrow during a minimally invasive procedure. She prepares it in the same way as PRP, using a centrifuge to isolate stem cells from other blood material.
The resulting high concentration of PRP or stem cells is what Dr. DeLaney injects into your body near the site of injury or disease. Over time, your body continues to produce new cells to replace damaged ones.
As your body heals itself, you can enjoy a significant reduction in pain and inflammation in the long-term. It can take up to four weeks to achieve the maximum benefit of regenerative medicine therapy, so Dr. DeLaney may recommend a series of injections to optimize your results.
To learn more about the benefits of regenerative medicine, call Balanced Pain Management, or schedule an appointment online today.