Joint pain, limited range of motion, bone deterioration and many other related conditions occur in greater frequency as one ages. But advances in functional orthopedics are allowing specialists to adopt new, nonsurgical therapies that not only alleviate the symptoms but oftentimes reverse them. Thrice board-certified anti-aging specialist Akash Bajaj, M.D., who treats a number of professional athletes among others at his Marina Del Rey, California practice, is a pioneer in this nascent field that is proving to be a “game-changer” for those experiencing such symptoms.
“It is only recently that we have discovered treatment methods that use the body’s own innate healing properties to relieve symptoms and at times reverse many of the conditions that affect joints, bones and other related areas,” says Bajaj, founder of Remedy Wellness and Anti-Aging. “Many of my patients are pro athletes who are more susceptible to orthopedic injuries than the rest of us and their very livelihoods depend on their bodies being in optimal condition. And, then again, many of my patients simply enjoy physical activities such as tennis, golf or working out at the gym and they, too, are vulnerable. The good news, however, is that we now have advanced treatments that can alleviate pain and even slow down the degeneration process of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons.”
“One of our most promising tools is taking stem cells from bone marrow and injecting them to the target area using imaging guidance, typically ultrasound or fluoroscopy,” explains Bajaj, who says that this procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. “This technology allows us to pinpoint the exact problem areas and deliver highly potent growth factors to achieve promising results.”
Bajaj also uses PRP therapy, a process in which he obtains platelets from the patient’s blood and injects them into the problem area. This undertaking has been found to be particularly effective in treating tendinitis, arthritis, ligament injuries, rotator cuff tears and joint injuries. And his tailor-made protocol incorporates taking various supplements to optimize orthopedic function.
“What’s new is the combination of these approaches to treating orthopedic problems when in the past surgery was the only option,” says Bajaj who encourages the public to be proactive when it comes to optimizing their health instead of waiting for a problem to arise. “The important ‘take away’ from new advances in functional othopedics is its focus on optimizing patients’ body function before the deterioration of their bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons begins.”
Remedy Wellness & Anti-Aging is located at 13160 Mindanao Way, Suite 200, in Marina Del Rey, California. For more information, visit https://www.thinkrws.com/ or call 310-818-4020.
Remedy Wellness & Anti-Aging
13160 Mindanao Way
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