Excel MD is Northern California's regenerative medicine center of excellence. Our specialists are Stanford, Harvard and Mayo Clinic trained. ExcelMD offer therapies that leverage the bodies natural ability to heal itself, without the need for invasive surgery or pharmaceuticals.
- Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
- Non Surgical Hair Restoration Therapy
- Stem Cell Therapy
- Cold Laser therapy / Low Light Laser Therapy
- enPulse Radial Shockwave Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?
PRP is a highly concentrated part of your own blood. PRP contains growth factors that prompt your body to heal damaged tendons, ligaments, muscles, and other tissues. Although you already have PRP in your blood, it's quite diluted and is spread throughout your body.
By isolating the PRP and injecting it into a specific area, your body gets a strong dose of regenerative platelets that it would never otherwise get. Your Pain Medicine Consultants physician can recommend PRP therapy if you've got an acute injury, a chronic injury, or if you're an athlete who needs to get back to peak form as quickly as possible.
PRP is a safe and effective way to reduce your pain and speed up your healing without surgery.
How does the PRP process work?
Your Pain Medicine Consultants doctor takes a small sample of blood from your arm. This is just like any blood draw you've done before: quick, easy, and virtually painless. Next, your doctor puts the blood sample into a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins your blood at very high speed, separating its various parts.
Your doctor extracts the pure PRP from your blood, discards the red blood cells, and then injects the PRP into the area where you're injured or have pain. Your physician typically uses image guidance such as ultrasound or X-ray to precisely inject your PRP.
Can I have an allergic reaction to PRP?
No, you don't need to worry about allergic or other adverse reactions because the PRP comes from your own body. It's safe and completely nonsurgical.
Your Pain Medicine Consultants doctor always uses fresh needles for the blood draw and PRP injections to remove any risk of infections.
What can I expect after PRP therapy?
After PRP therapy, most patients notice improved mobility and reduced pain within 4-6 weeks. The benefits of PRP therapy can last for as much as a year.
Use the online scheduler or call Pain Medicine Consultants today to schedule your PRP therapy consultation.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy is a clinically proven way to treat pain while also repairing your body’s damaged tissues. The highly skilled interventional pain management team at Pain Medicine Consultants in Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, and Corte Madera, California, use fat from your own body to obtain the powerful stem cells for your procedure. With stem cell therapy, you can be pain-free again the natural way. Use the online appointment tool or call today for your stem cell therapy consultation.
Stem Cell Therapy Q & A
What is stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy uses your body's most flexible cells, the stem cells, to alleviate pain and repair damage within your body. Stem cells are known as the human body's building blocks because they're basic cells that can transform into any specific kind of cell in the body.
Stem cells can turn into new "daughter" stem cells, blood cells, brain cells, muscle cells, or any other type of cells that your body needs. During stem cell therapy, your doctor places stem cells isolated from your own bone marrow into the area where you're injured or have pain so they can transform into the type of cell needed to heal you.
How does stem cell therapy work?
Stem cell therapy at Pain Medicine Consultants is a simple outpatient process. Your doctor places local anesthesia in your hip and then removes a small quantity of bone marrow from your fat.
Your doctor places the sample into a state-of-the-art centrifuge, which spins the sample at high speed to separate the stem cells from the rest of your bone marrow. Your doctor then injects your stem cells directly into the area where you're injured or hurting, using X-ray or ultrasound guidance to ensure ideal placement.
What happens after stem cell therapy?
One of the major advantages of stem cell therapy over surgery is that you don't need to stay in the hospital or even take much time off work. Most patients resume their regular routine the day after their stem cell therapy procedure.
Your stem cells go to work over a period of 2-6 weeks, helping you heal and reducing your pain. You can expect continued results for up to a year or even longer in most cases.
Can I have an allergic reaction to stem cell therapy?
No. Stem cell therapy at Pain Medicine Consultants uses stem cells taken from your own bone marrow. Your physician uses new needles for bone marrow aspiration and for stem cell injection in the injured or painful area to ensure that there's no danger to you.
Stem cell therapy is a straightforward procedure and is tightly controlled at all times by your physician, so you can expect a safe and reliable procedure.
Book your appointment through the online tool or call the Pain Medicine Consultants office now for your consultation.
Cold Laser Therapy / Low Light Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy, also known as Low Light Laser Therapy, is a useful treatment option that directs a specific wavelength of light into the body that interacts with tissue to accelerate the healing process. Cold laser therapy can help alleviate inflammation, reduce aches and pains, rejuvenate skin problems such as acne, psoriasis, burns and rashes as well as speed up the wound healing process. Sports injury clinics, physical therapy centers and pain clinics often use Cold Laser Therapy to treat ligament sprains, muscle strains, tendonitis, bursitis, tennis elbow, neck pain, lower back pain, knee pain, pain associated with muscle spasms and many other conditions to relieve pain and inflammation.
enPuls Radial Shockwave Therapy
Radial Shockwave Therapy is a highly effective non-pharmacological, non-invasive solution for the treatment of sports injuries, orthopedic issues, joint pain, soft tissue pain and neurological conditions.
Mechanical pressure is transferred from the applicator head to the application area by the therapist. The mechanical pressure is delivered in the form of a pressure wave, which radiates out into the tissue and promotes a healing response from the body. This healing response has a positive influence on tissue repair and inflammation and helps reduce swelling and pain.