Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Akash Bajaj, MD, MPH -  - Orthopedist & Pain Management Specialist

Akash Bajaj, MD, MPH

Orthopedist & Pain Management Specialist & Orthopedic Specialist located in Marina Del Rey, CA

Regenerative medicine goes beyond simply treating pain as it arises and repairs damage within the body. At Remedy Spine & Pain Solutions in Marina del Rey, California, the team is proud to offer this approach to patients from throughout Los Angeles.

Regenerative Medicine Q&A

Akash Bajaj, MD, MPH

What is regenerative medicine?

This is a revolutionary approach to medicine that is based on the belief that damaged tissues and organs can be repaired and restored to proper levels of function. As the pace of medical advancement has quickened, new work in the fields of immunology, cell biology, and cell development has provided physicians and researchers with tools that were simply unimaginable just decades ago. Regenerative medicine focuses on harnessing the innate power of human cells to repair themselves, regenerate and restore optimal function. If you are interested in innovative approaches to pain management make an appointment with Dr. Bajaj at Remedy Spine & Pain Solutions for a consultation about your condition and how regenerative medicine might help you.

What is stem cell regeneration?

Regeneration is the ability of cells to regrow missing or damaged tissue. This process is most readily observed in the skin, where small tears or cuts are repaired by rapidly regenerating skin cells. Researchers are learning how different types of cells can regenerate, and they are using that knowledge to create treatment options for a number of different conditions. When stem cells are injected into the body, promising results have been noted in patients suffering from chronic joint pain.

Can platelet-rich plasma therapy yield positive results?

The process of creating platelet-rich plasma begins with the patient’s own blood. A small volume of blood is drawn and then placed within a centrifugal machine that spins until the blood’s components separate. It then becomes possible to extract the platelets and plasma and recombine those elements in a solution. That solution is injected into the site of the patient’s pain and works to speed the healing process. In many cases, platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, can lead to significant reductions in pain. This approach is attractive to many patients due to the fact that the “medicine” being used is a product of their own body and is, therefore, unlikely to cause a negative reaction.