At Apex in Walnut Creek, our stem cell therapy uses cells derived from the Umbilical Cord of Live Healthy Birth Babies. These treatments contain stem cells, growth factors, and proteins that stimulate your body to regenerate damaged joints and stop shoulder, hip and knee pain.

Injury Assessment

Do you suffer from pain in your back or your joints, such as hip or knee, which prevents you from living life to the fullest? Is walking, cycling, gardening, fishing, or exercising no longer possible without pain? If you are missing out on your Golden Years, you need to see a regenerative medicine physician at Apex for a stem cell therapy consultation in Walnut Creek and the San Franciso Bay Area. They can determine if the newest innovations in stem cell therapies are right for your shoulder, hip, or knee pain.

The Treatment

The stem cell treatment at Apex in Walnut Creek is a simple, non-surgical injection into the affected hip, shoulder, or knee joint with no down time, surgery risks or lengthy recovery. You may maintain your normal lifestyle and allow the cells to create a balanced optimal environment in your joints so your body can repair itself. You should feel maximal results within 10 to 12 weeks which is when you can increase your activity levels to match your comfort, but understand that the regenerative process can continue for long periods of time.

Regenerative Recovery

Umbilical cord cells contain growth factors, proteins, and stem cells that continue to produce additional growth factors for a period of time. These components have the potential to positively affect the environment inside the joint and to stimulate your own tissue to aid in the regenerative process while ALSO stimulating your NATIVE STEM CELLS to aid in regeneration

What It Does

Stem cells are found in all of us and play a key role in the body’s healing process. They lie latent in your body until they receive signals that the body has suffered an injury and then they follow your platelets to the injured site. Stem cells are able to transform into the same type of cell that was injured to promote healing. They are tasked to heal injured ligaments, tendons, tissues and bones. After an injury, or as a natural result of aging, the amount of stem cells needed in certain areas of the body declines. Regenerative medicine utilizing stem cell therapy solves this problem by delivering a high concentration of growth factors into the injured area promoting natural healing.

The procedure is simple and takes just 15 minutes with pain relief beginning in as few as 24-48 hours and continues to heal for approximately 12 months. Unlike surgery, there is no down time after your stem cell injections. Regenerative cellular therapy with is very safe and effective.

How It Works

Regenerative cellular therapy takes advantage of the body’s ability to repair itself. Your Apex Advanced Medicine medical provider will inject an umbilical allograft tissue matrix into your body. While cortisone and other drugs only provide temporary pain relief, our Walnut Creek based stem cell treatment actually restores degenerated tissue while providing long term pain relief in the shoulder, knee, or hip through tissue regrowth. The growth factors in amniotic allograft tissues may replace damaged cells in your body. Additionally, these injections contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates joints and tendons, easing the pain and helping restore mobility.

Regenerative cellular therapy can replicate into any type of tissue found in joints other than nerve tissue. Depending on the different tissues that are damaged, the cells can turn into whatever your joint needs which can often be a combination of cartilage, ligament, tendon, bone or muscle. This is called a “curative” treatment. You can literally grow new joint tissue. Once your joint is healed, it is healed. The oldest research to date shows that 100% of recipients who benefited from this regenerative treatment were still pain free 4 years later. Utilizing umbilical allograft tissues as regenerative medicine allows our state-of-the-art clinic to treat and rehabilitate your pain and injuries without drugs or surgery.

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Frequently-Asked Questions

How do I know if I’m a candidate?

If you have areas of inflammation and pain, soft-tissue defects, tendon and ligament injuries, cartilage injuries, muscle injuries, fascial injuries, injured nerves, tendinosis, osteoarthritis or joint tendinitis you’re a candidate for stem cell therapy.

What is the process like?

We start with an evaluation and x-rays. This process takes about an hour. Based on the evaluation, we’ll schedule a time for the injection. It is typically one injection done by our Nurse Practitioner. The procedure takes about 20 minutes and that’s it! No waiting, surgery, or invasive procedures.

Are there limitations or specific instructions following the procedure?

There are some limitations in physical activity in the 5 weeks following and working your way back up in activity level between weeks 6 and 8. If you are normally inactive some movement is encouraged. This would be walking and periods of standing and sitting. If you are an extremely active person it is advised to decrease activity for a few weeks following the procedure.

Will I need physical therapy afterwards?

This is very case-specific and we can advise on this more for each individual patient.

Will I need X-rays or an MRI?

You will need X-rays. If you have had X-rays or a MRI done within the last 18 months we will view those.

How quickly can I get in?

We can get you scheduled right away for the evaluation and X-rays.

What is your success rate?

Each case is different therefore everyone’s results are different. We have seen great success with the procedures we have done.

What is the long-term outlook?

The long-term outlook is case-specific and is dependent on the joint we are treating, as well as how extensive the damage to the tissue is.

Does it hurt?

The procedure is different for everyone. We don’t see our patients experiencing much discomfort with the injection.

How quickly will I see relief?

The timeline for relief varies. Some patients experience relief immediately following the injection while others may experience a decrease in discomfort over the next 2-4 weeks. Peak regeneration of the cartilage or injured tissue occurs between 6-12 months.

What should I wear?

Wear clothes that fit loosely over the injection site.

What if it doesn’t work?

We review this on a case-by-case basis.

How long does it last?

It is one injection for the rest of your life. In rare occasions a patient may need a “booster” injection later in life.

Does insurance cover it?

Unfortunately at this time there is no insurance coverage for this service.

Do you offer payment plans?

No payment plan is available and payment will be due at the time services are rendered. We do accept CareCredit, and fees will apply.

Call now for a free consultation (925-239-8904) or simply contact us here. Consultations can be done via the phone or in person.

You worked hard to get to your Golden Years...

…only to be plagued with pain and limitations. Put the spark back in your life. Take advantage of scientific innovation that harnesses the power of Umbilical Cord Cells to stimulate regeneration in your own body.

"I am more than just pain."

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