Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Nippon Medical Office

Medical Center located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Hartsdale, NY

Regenerative medicine is a natural and powerful way to harness your body’s ability to heal itself and recover from inflammation. If you have been injured or you have a chronic musculoskeletal or bone condition like arthritis, James Tachibana, DPM can help you recover with personalized regenerative medicine treatments at Nippon Medical Office in Midtown East (Manhattan) and Hartsdale, New York. Find out how regenerative medicine can benefit you by booking an exam online or by calling either clinic to speak with a team member.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

How does regenerative medicine work?

Regenerative medicine involves injecting healing cells and components into injured areas to trigger a cascade of natural healing events. Below are descriptions of two of the most in-demand types of regenerative medicine treatments.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

Platelet-rich plasma, more commonly called PRP, begins with a quick blood draw from your arm. Your provider processes your blood in a centrifuge, which spins your blood vials and forces the platelets to separate from other blood components.

The platelets contain countless growth factors. Growth factors are the powerful blood components that close up wounds and help you heal when you have an injury.

After processing your blood — it takes 10-15 minutes — your doctor can inject your very own PRP into injured tissues. The growth factors quickly go to work to start making repairs and minimizing inflammation.

Stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy is an innovative regenerative medicine treatment that involves injecting stem cells, often from a donor, into damaged tissues. What makes stem cells unique is that they can become any kind of cell needed to promote healing.

For example, with a tendon injury, injected stem cells can turn into tendon tissue cells. This effect can help you heal faster and experience decreased pain and inflammation.

What can regenerative medicine treat?

Regenerative medicine solutions from Nippon Medical Office are ideal to help you recover from the most agonizing, pain-causing conditions. Dr. Tachibana will recommend PRP or stem cell therapy to treat:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

Sometimes, regenerative medicine treatments are even helpful in promoting healing after surgery.

How soon will I see results with regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine doesn’t work overnight, but rest assured, you’re healing from deep within. Because injections are involved, you might feel some soreness and inflammation for up to a couple of weeks after your PRP or stem cell treatment at Nippon Medical Office.

Typically, within 3-6 weeks*, you’ll start noticing an improvement in your symptoms. With each passing week, pain and inflammation should continue to fade for several months.*

Learn more about innovative regenerative medicine offered by Nippon Medical Office by booking an exam online. You can also call the office nearest you.

*Individual results may vary.