Orthobiologic Therapy services offered in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Orthobiologic medicine has many uses, but one where it’s proven exceptionally safe and effective is orthopedics. Jason Chiriano, DO, FACS, and his team at VivaLife Healing Centers in Rancho Cucamonga, California, specialize in using orthobiologic therapy for conditions that include arthritis, connective tissue injuries, and many other kinds of musculoskeletal pain. The orthobiologics they use promote natural healing without the pain of surgery or the risks of opioid medication. Call VivaLife Healing Centers today or book an appointment online to learn how orthobiologic therapy can ease your pain.
What is orthobiologic therapy?
Orthobiologic therapy uses natural therapies to give your body a helping hand with healing. Treatments the VivaLife Healing Centers team uses most frequently in orthobiologic therapy are:
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
Plasma is the liquid part of blood. Platelets in the blood help with clotting and contain growth factors that promote healing. The VivaLife Healing Centers team extracts PRP from a sample of your blood.
Biological healing cells
Harnessing the Power of Umbilical Cord Stem Cells and Exosomes for Healing and Regeneration. For example, if you injure a tendon, the healing cells that arrive will transform into new tendon cells to help the injury heal.
Stem cells and exosomes are both key players in regenerative medicine, and they often work synergistically to promote tissue repair and regeneration.
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells with the remarkable ability to differentiate into various cell types and to self-renew. They have long been studied for their potential therapeutic applications in regenerative medicine because of their ability to replace damaged or diseased cells and tissues.
Exosomes, on the other hand, are small vesicles released by cells that contain various signaling molecules, including proteins, lipids, and genetic material. These exosomes can be taken up by neighboring cells, where they can influence cellular behavior and function. In the context of regenerative medicine, exosomes derived from stem cells have been found to contain growth factors, cytokines, and other bioactive molecules that can promote tissue repair, modulate immune responses, and stimulate regeneration.
So, while stem cells have the potential to directly differentiate into specific cell types and replace damaged cells, exosomes can act as messengers, carrying signals from stem cells to neighboring cells and orchestrating the regenerative process. In this way, combining stem cell therapy with exosome therapy can enhance the overall effectiveness of regenerative treatments.
How does orthobiologic therapy work?
When you suffer an injury or get sick, your body delivers blood to the damaged area. Platelets help make the blood clot so you stop bleeding, and a scab forms if you have a wound. Platelets also contain growth factors, which trigger tissue healing.
Oxygen and nutrients from your blood aid the healing process. Your blood also contains special healing cells that create replacement tissues. All this happens automatically. You don’t control it consciously but feel the benefits as pain fades away and function returns.
Your body often does a remarkable job of healing itself, but sometimes, it can’t do enough to repair an injury properly. If your natural supply of growth factors and healing cells isn’t sufficient to complete the repair, you can end up with chronic (long-lasting) pain and weakness in the affected area.
Orthobiologic therapy floods the injury with concentrated doses of healing cells to help your body complete the repairs.
What conditions does orthobiologic therapy treat?
Orthobiologic therapy helps treat many kinds of acute injuries and chronic pain. Conditions the VivaLife Healing Centers team uses orthobiologic therapy for most often include:
- Achilles tendonitis
- ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) knee injuries
- Biceps tendinosis
- Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Ligament injuries
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Sports injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Tendon and muscle strains
- Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
- Meniscus and labral (cartilage) injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Orthobiologic therapy can also promote faster healing following surgery and aid bone healing after a fracture.
Call VivaLife Healing Centers today or book an appointment online to learn how you can benefit from orthobiologic therapy.