Arthritis

Better Life Stem Cell Center

Michael Valpiani, MD

Regenerative Medicine located in Las Vegas, NV

Around 21 million Americans live with painful, degenerative osteoarthritis. If you’re looking or effective relief from this painful condition, contact Michael Valpiani, MD, a regenerative medicine specialist at Better Life Stem Cell Center in Las Vegas. He offers customized treatment plans to heal your body for lasting pain relief. Call Better Life Stem Cell Center or schedule an appointment online today.

Arthritis Q & A

What is arthritis?

While there are more than a hundred different types of arthritis, osteoarthritis, the degenerative form of the disease, is by far the most prevalent. 

Osteoarthritis develops as the cartilage that cushions and lubricates your joints wears away, leaving your bones to grind together with every move you make. Your arthritic joints become inflamed and painful, and eventually, you lose mobility.

Other common types of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition that attacks the synovial lining of your joints; and gout, a painful condition that develops as uric acid deposits build up in your joints.

How do regenerative medicine treatments help with arthritis?

Many arthritis treatments merely mask your pain. At Better Life Stem Cell Center, Dr. Valpiani and his team use regenerative therapies such as stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to stimulate your body’s natural healing and regenerative abilities. 

Stem cells are your body’s basic building blocks and the engineers of tissue building and repair. They’re unique in their ability to change into whatever type of cell your body needs while also multiplying. PRP injections flood injured or damaged tissue with the growth factors and other nutrients your body needs for optimal cellular repair. 

When these treatments are combined for arthritic joints, Dr. Valpiani gives your body everything it needs to kickstart and accelerate the healing process. 

Am I a good candidate for regenerative medicine therapies for arthritis?

Dr. Valpiani believes that almost all patients benefit from regenerative medicine. Not only has he had success in treating all forms of arthritis and helping patients avoid surgery or dangerous medication, but he provides comprehensive exams and consultations to ensure he gives the best treatment to meet your specific needs.

What should I expect during regenerative medicine treatments for arthritis?

At Better Life Stem Cell Center, Dr. Valpiani provides regenerative medicine injections. He uses adult donor mesenchymal stem cells for stem cell therapy injections. The serum used in PRP injections is made from a sample of your blood. 

In both cases, Dr. Valpiani provides a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable during your injections. He may use an X-ray to ensure he places the needle in the precise location for optimal results. 

Your body needs time to repair and generate new cells, so you while your results won’t be immediate, over time, you should find that your joints become less painful and your mobility improves. 

Dr. Valpiani offers follow-up appointments and may recommend additional treatments to alleviate your pain and restore your quality of life. 

If you have painful joints due to arthritis or another injury or condition, call Better Life Stem Cell Center or schedule a consultation online today.