Mark Ghalili, DO, at Regenerative Medicine LA, has helped many patients overcome their osteoarthritis with numerous natural treatments including regenerative Cell Therapy to reduce inflammation and rebuild tissues. To learn more about the most effective Arthritis Treatment Los Angeles has to offer, call the office or book an appointment online.
Treatment for Arthritic Conditions
What should I know about Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis develops as everyday wear-and-tear begins to damage the articular cartilage. Articular cartilage is found at the ends of all bones inside a joint, where it allows them to glide smoothly when you move.
As articular cartilage breaks down, it slowly disappears, and bones start to rub against one another. That’s when you develop pain, inflammation, and limited joint mobility. Your body also responds to the irritation by developing bone spurs, which add to your pain and further limit your ability to move.
How does Regenerative Medicine treat Osteoarthritis?
For years, osteoarthritis was treated with medications that the experts now know offer minimal pain relief. Medications also don’t stop the degenerative process of osteoarthritis. On the other hand, the medications prescribed can have side effects, become toxic, or lead to addiction if you take opioids to relieve the pain.
Dr. Ghalili offers regenerative medicine alternatives in the form of cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. Cells and platelets are your body’s natural healers: When they’re injected into the affected joint, they can relieve pain and heal arthritic damage.
More about Cells and Platelets:
Cells divide, replicate, then develop into the diverse types of cells needed to repair old and damaged tissues. They also release numerous growth factors and biochemicals that stimulate healing.
Platelets, which are a normal part of your blood, are rich sources of growth factors. At the site of injury or disease, they use their growth factors to bring more cells to the area, trigger the production of new tissues, accelerate healing and diminish pain.
What types of cells are used to treat Osteoarthritis?
Your cell therapy comes from your own body. Fat cells contain adult cells called mesenchymal cells. Mesenchymal cells are uniquely suited for treating osteoarthritis because they can divide and produce cartilage, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones.
Dr. Ghalili uses a small syringe to withdraw a fat sample from your body. Then he separates the cells from the fat and uses them in your cell injection.
PRP is also made in the office. Dr. Ghalili draws a sample of your blood, then uses a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma from other blood components. As a result, your injection contains a concentrated amount of platelets.
If you are in need of Arthritis Treatment in Los Angeles, cell therapy and PRP may relieve your pain and restore movement. To schedule an appointment, use online booking or call Regenerative Medicine LA.