Executive Medical and Surgical Associates

Restorative Medicine

Restorative Medicine services in Colton and Costa Mesa, CA

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Restorative medicine relieves your pain in the most effective way possible: by harvesting and using the healing cells naturally found in your body. Skilled orthopedic surgeon Darren L. Bergey, MD, at Executive Medical and Surgical Associates, offers comprehensive care, including his expertise in restorative medicine techniques. You can overcome musculoskeletal challenges and get relief from your pain with healing restorative treatments. Don’t wait to call the office in Colton or Costa Mesa, California, or connect through online booking today.

Restorative Medicine Q & A

What is restorative medicine?

Your body protects your health through its natural ability to heal injuries and repair or replace diseased tissues. The biological processes that accomplish healing are complex, but they all begin with a few key cells that serve as triggers.

Restorative medicine uses the same healing cells to treat musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Bergey removes the cells from your body, concentrates them, and then injects them into injured areas.

What type of restorative medicine might I receive?

Dr. Bergey specializes in several restorative therapies, including:

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

Platelets are cells in your blood responsible for activating the healing response. They trigger the response by traveling to damaged tissues and releasing growth factors.

The growth factors communicate with cells and spur healing activities. For example, they reduce inflammation, produce new blood vessels, and build a matrix that supports new tissue growth. 

Some growth factors draw other healing cells to the area. These cells then produce new cells that build every type of tissue you need to heal.

Dr. Bergey makes PRP by processing a sample of your blood. After concentrating the platelets, he injects them where needed for healing.

Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC)

Your bone marrow contains the healing cells that produce new tissues. Dr. Bergey uses a hollow needle to withdraw a small amount of bone marrow, and then injects the cells into the injured area.

What conditions may improve with restorative medicine?

Restorative medicine supports healing in muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bones, and other musculoskeletal tissues. As a result, Dr. Bergey may recommend these therapies for many orthopedic injuries and conditions, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscles strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Cartilage injuries (meniscus tears)
  • Tendonitis (including Achilles tendonitis)
  • Labral tears (in your shoulder and hip)
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Plantar fasciitis

As a spine specialist, Dr. Bergey also uses restorative medicine to treat painful back and neck conditions, such as herniated discs and degenerative disc disease.

What happens during restorative medicine treatments?

Dr. Bergey ensures your comfort during the injection by applying a local anesthetic. Then he uses real-time imaging, allowing him to see the needle as he guides it into the injured area and injects your healing cells near the damaged tissues.

Don’t keep struggling with pain in your back, knees, hips, shoulders, or elsewhere. Call Executive Medical and Surgical Associates or use online booking to request an appointment and learn if you’re a good candidate for restorative medicine.