Stem Cell Therapy Specialist

Regenerative Institute of Newport Beach

Khyber Zaffarkhan, D.O., FAAPMR

Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist & Physical Medicine located in Newport Beach, CA

Stem cell therapy is among the most advanced minimally invasive pain-relief solutions available at Regenerative Institute of Newport Beach. With his extensive background and experience in physical and regenerative medicine, Khyber Zaffarkhan, DO, FAAPMR offers stem cell therapy treatments right in his office. Schedule your evaluation at this state-of-the-art Newport Beach, California clinic by calling the office, or by using the online scheduler.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

Where do stem cells come from?

Your body is full of specialized stem cells that can differentiate and develop into other cells, as needed. When injected into an injured area, stem cells may decrease inflammation or minimize your pain levels. Stem cells can be harvested from your own body, possibly from bone marrow.

You might also be a candidate for amniotic stem cells, especially if it isn’t practical or ideal to harvest stem cells from your own body. Your practitioner reviews your stem cell options during your stem cell consultation to determine which option is best for you.

Are stem cell therapy treatments painful?

Stem cell treatments can be slightly uncomfortable at times, particularly during harvesting from your bone marrow. But rest assured, Dr. Z. and his team take several precautions to ensure your treatment is as quick and painless as possible. Once your stem cells are harvested, the team injects them directly into your damaged tissue.

Not only does Dr. Z inject a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area, but he might also offer medications to help relax your nerves. Once you’re numb, you shouldn’t feel pain, although some men and women explain feeling awkward pressure or movement from the needle. Afterward, you rest in the waiting area and can apply an ice pack to reduce pain or swelling until you’re ready to go home.

How long does it take for stem cell therapy to work?

Stem cell therapy treatments don’t work overnight. It takes time for your body to build and repair new tissues after an injury and for stem cell treatments to help with pain and inflammation. Initially, you might have some pain, swelling, and discomfort for up to two weeks after your stem cell therapy treatment.

After those initial side effects subside, you should notice reduced pain and improved mobility in the injured area, with optimal results within six to eight weeks. Because stem cell treatments help generate new tissues, you’re going to be stronger once the area fully heals. *This can decrease your risk of future pain and injury.

Book an evaluation at Regenerative Institute of Newport Beach to see if you’re a candidate for stem cell therapy. Schedule either online or over the phone.

* Individual results may vary.