A Beginner’s Guide: Understanding Exosomes

May 13, 2021

Regenerative medicine is one of the latest, most revolutionary therapies available in pain management treatment. With regenerative medicine, you can experience long-term relief from your pain without complicated surgery, taking potentially addictive medication, or resorting to other invasive treatments.

Regenerative medicine specialist Hasan Badday, MD, of Pacific Pain & Regenerative Medicine in Irvine and Los Angeles, California, recommends exosome therapy to many patients as a pain management solution. Learn more about exosomes and their role in treating chronic pain here.

What are exosomes?

Exosomes are a kind of extracellular vesicle, which means they’re released from your stem cells in small bubbles. Exosomes contain genetic information that enables communication between your cells. 

Their communication abilities allow exosomes to transmit information between cells throughout your body. These messages are the key to facilitating regenerative healing of various kinds within your body.

What is exosome therapy?

Exosome therapy is a type of regenerative medicine. Unlike many kinds of stem cell therapies, using exosomes doesn’t require the use of donor cells and can also be performed with your own exosomes.

To do an exosome therapy procedure, Dr. Badday starts by isolating the exosomes from stem cells using ultracentrifugation. He can either use your exosomes or those from a donor, depending on your treatment plan.

Once the separation process is complete, your exosome mixture includes growth factors, cytokines, microRNA, and messenger RNA. When injected, the exosome mixture transmits cell-to-cell communication that speeds up the healing process throughout your body.

How does exosome therapy relieve pain?

Once your exosome mixture enters your body, it works to stimulate healing by transmitting information between your cells. This gives your cells the information they need to revitalize, heal, and release pain from your body at the cellular level.

The advanced communication properties of exosome therapy often enable them to facilitate healing more quickly than stem cell regenerative therapy, which often leads to faster pain relief.

Exosome therapy relieves pain for a number of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis and inflammation
  • Injuries
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Aging-related pain
  • Autoimmune diseases

If you have chronic pain and are wondering if exosome therapy might work as a treatment for you, Dr. Badday can advise you and plan a course of treatment based on your initial consultation.

Getting exosome therapy

Your exosome therapy treatment is a minimally invasive, in-office procedure. Dr. Badday begins your treatment by creating an exosome mixture through ultracentrifugation, using either your own or donor exosomes.

Once your mixture is ready, Dr. Baddy injects or administers the mixture intravenously. No matter how it’s administered, the procedure happens quickly, easily, and safely.

Once you’ve gotten your exosome therapy, you can typically resume your usual activities immediately. Dr. Badday lets you know as part of your treatment plan how many exosome injections you need, and how long it takes to see results.

Exosome therapy is more than just an exciting scientific advancement, it’s also a powerful pain management solution that allows you to heal using a natural and noninvasive treatment protocol. To learn more about exosome therapy and find out if it’s right for you, call our office most convenient for you or book an appointment online today.

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