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Highlights

Safe Non Surgical Option*

Avoid surgery in many cases.

Surgery can be expensive dangerous or debilitating with temporary results & long recovery time.

 Stimulates The Body’s Own Healing Ability*

Helps new cartilage & tendon grow from older cartilage & tendon in a process called regeneration.*

Preventing inflammation.

A Natural Treatment, Not Just Pain Control*

Treat the problem at the source instead of temporary pain control.

Faster Recovery*

No down time.   

Return to work the same day.

Ongoing Research Participation

We enroll our patients in ongoing research protocols and data system for collection & analysis of best outcome results from therapies. We keep records of procedures performed in our outcomes database & in shared and published databases. Patients are always treated with the best protocols & treatments based on the latest research data & informed consent on investigational nature of treatments.  Strict sterile protocols & universal precautions are followed by out office and staff.

The Difference

Treatments at other Clinics :

"Patch up" treatments like, addicting pain medications, Steroid injection, surgery (many side effects including weight gain & increased blood sugar, damage to kidneys, heart, stroke & gastric ulcer from NSAIDs.)

May not know how to use ultrasound during the injections which is very critical in ensuring a safe & accurate injection. May use xray with unnecessary radiation for injections instead of ultrasound.

PRP & Sonic wave (ESWT) not used to enhance the effects of Stem Cells.

May not offer option of different bone stem cell types. (only offer drilling bones or low quality umbilical stem cells.)

May use poorly trained non-physician assistants to evaluate & perform injections.

Not FDA compliant.

Treatments at Our Clinic :

Treating the root cause of the problem by regenerating and repairing the damaged regions. Good safety profile with body products from own body.

Precision ultrasound guided injection to joints without any radiation to ensure safe delivery of stem cells & PRP to the correct location. (Shown to increase positive results by 20-40% vs. without ultrasound)

Other modalities like PRP & Sonic Wave use to focus on the whole joint and treating different parts of it instead of just treating one out of several diseased structures in the joint.

Several types of stem cell including Adipose (fat), bone marrow and umbilical cord derived options available.

Needle Free Air-Jet Pain pre Injections option.

We perform our procedures at a private Room by Medical Office Towers* in Los Angeles, with easy access to many Hospitals, Ranked in the top 10 USA Hospitals.

Our physician is a recipient of the prestigious UCLA Vice Provost Prize, the Motif Award sponsored by Walt Disney, and Altamed PACE Clinical Quality Award. His research published in the ULCA Science Journal had also been awarded the best research article of the year. Participate in conferences & up to date with the latest research.

FDA compliant with strict sterile protocols, research participation and no modification of products.

Research Papers

For years, we have done thorough research, gathered results data of patients, and gotten reviews from patients, all with a single purpose in mind – to give you adequate information that will allow you make the best decision with regards to treatment of your condition.

1. Amniotic Fluid Cell Therapy to Relieve Disc-Related Low Back Pain and Its Efficacy Comparison with Long-Acting Steroid Injection

There are a lot of problems associated with the treatment of patients with degenerated discs with or without disc prolapse, nerve compression, desiccation, or bulge. Most patients with low back pain belong to the geriatric population. Low back pain in this group of patients is associated with spondylosis, osteoporosis, spondyloathrosis, and other complications. This study analyzes the effect of amniotic fluid cell therapy in the relief of low back pain in 42 patients, and compares it to that offered by long-acting steroid injection. Link to the study >>>>> HERE

2. Amniotic fluid stem cells and their application in cell-based tissue regeneration

Advances in stem cell biotechnology hold great promise in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Of interest are marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), embryonic stem cells (ESCs), and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). In addition, amniotic fluid stem cells (AFSCs) have attracted attention as a viable choice following the search for an alternative stem cell source. Investigators are interested in these cells because they come from the amniotic fluid that is routinely discarded after birth. There have been multiple investigations conducted worldwide in an attempt to better understand AF-SCs in terms of their potential use in regenerative medicine. In this review, the author(s) give a brief introduction of amniotic fluid followed by a description of the cells present within this fluid. Their history related to stem cell discovery in the amniotic fluid as well as the main characteristics of AF-SCs are discussed. Finally, they elaborate on the potential for these cells to promote regeneration of various tissue defects, including fetal tissue, the nervous system, heart, lungs, kidneys, bones, and cartilage. Link to the study >>>>> HERE

3. Human amniotic fluid stem cell injection therapy for urethral sphincter regeneration in an animal model

Stem cell injection therapies have been proposed to overcome the limited efficacy and adverse reactions of bulking agents. However, most have significant limitations, including painful procurement, requirement for anesthesia, donor site infection and a frequently low cell yield. Recently, human amniotic fluid stem cells (hAFSCs) have been proposed as an ideal cell therapy source. In this study, the researchers investigated whether periurethral injection of hAFSCs can restore urethral sphincter competency in a mouse model. Link to the study >>>>> HERE

Review & Testimonials/Case Examples

 “I’m 73 yo and have torn meniscus and OA. 3 orthos told me I needed knee replacement. Heard about stem cell and had umbilical stem cells injected then my PRP injected a month later. My knee doesn’t hurt nor buckle any more. It does still get ‘tired’ and a little sore but it’s only been about 6 wks since stem cells. … I still have personal trainers but all exercises are done while I’m seated.”

Bobbi S.

“I am receiving treatment for severe osteoarthritis of right ankle.

I have previously consulted two surgeons and was a considered a candidate for ankle fusion with no cartilage left in my ankle. . My mobility problems was getting severe but ankle fusion was terrifying due to permanent lame condition that would result with a “successful” outcome to control pain.

I have been treated with PRP followed 6 weeks later by autologous stem cells from fatty tissue taken from my mid-riff, then PRP again after another 6 weeks.

5 months after the initial treatment I have improved greatly with regard to pain and functioning of my ankle. I used to walk with difficulty, for limited distances and use a cane. Now I only use a cane if I am going for a very long walk or a hike.”

Felix Mahr

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Introduction About the Topic

The aim of osteopathic manipulation is to treat the individual as a whole, and just the symptoms. What this implies is that osteopathic physicians investigate the disease and its cause, and how it affects the body.

Most osteopathic-based treatments target the mechanical aspect of the body’s problems, and that includes those caused by joint and muscular dysfunction. Osteopathic manipulations target the connective tissue (fascia), ligaments, tendons, joints, and major muscle groups. Pain or other symptoms arise as a result of overuse of the muscle, poor posture or poor positioning during exercise, formation of scar tissue, pulls, tears, strains, and inflammation (which is the major cause of many ailments).

Targeted osteopathic manipulations eases mobility in many patients. The pain becomes less intensive, and the patient can lead a better quality of life.

We adopt the following common forms of osteopathic manipulation:

  • Active release techniques involving relieve of nerve trigger points and tight muscles, causing a great reduction in muscular pains and joint stress. Active release techniques aim to restore glide and mobility between nerves and muscular tissue. Osteopathic stimulation will also circulate the fluid round the body and stimulate the lymph system which reduces inflammation.
  • Myofascial release
  • Cranial-sacral manipulations – on the head and the skull.
  • Counter-strain manipulations targeted at tender points produced by inaccurate neuromuscular reflexes
  • High velocity-low amplitude – a form of thrust technique.
  • Massage therapy, acupressure and other forms by which muscle energy is stimulated.
  • Ligamentous release
  • Lymphatic pump, involving the stimulation of the lymphatic system that flushes waste away from the tissue.
  • Visceral techniques, involving the gentle application of pressure to the body’s visceral organs such as the intestines, kidneys, and the liver.
  • Other treatments such as Neurokinetic therapy, dry needling, and the Graston technique.

Current Treatment at Other Clinics

Current treatment of knee involves using medications for pain, steroid injection, knee surgery and physical therapy which can temporary alleviate the pain.   These treatments are considered a patch up of the problem without treating the root cause of the problem.  Medications & steroids have many side effects including weight gain & increased blood sugar from steroids, damage to kidneys, heart, stroke & gastric ulcer from NSAIDs.  Surgery can be very debilitating with prolong downtime during recovery requiring at times prolonged bed rest & even residing in nursing home for recovery.  It also entails a lot of risk including risk of infection, bleeding, poor surgical outcome to name a few.  At many times surgery fails to alleviate the pain.  Stem cells however, reduce the inflammation and pain that are typical of these conditions. They also work to regenerate and repair the damaged regions 2. Current research on the effect of stem cells in pain management has shown positive results.

Safe Non Surgical Option

We use a combination of newest cutting edge technology in regenerative medicine to stimulate body’s own repair ability to reverse aging and damage.   We use a careful combination of Stem Cells, PRP and Sonic Waves (ESWT) as part of treatment plan designed by the doctor to treat the body.    These are safe investigational treatments that have shown very promising & safe results in thousands of treatments over the 10-20 years in Europe and USA.   They don’t involve using any medications or drugs.  

What Does ESWT, PRP & Stem Cell Therapy Do?

The researchers believe that the therapy works by:

Releasing cytokines into the body to prevent further damage to cartilage and reduce pain and inflammation.

Preventing inflammation that can make osteoarthritis worse.

Creating healthy new cartilage tissues.

Many patients experience improvements in the treated area and other areas, like in a Mayo Clinic study where patients benefited in both knees after experiencing injections in only one.

Osteopathic manipulation for pain & Systemic Diseases

The good thing about osteopathic manipulation is that it is not an invasive procedure. It effectively treats patients with chronic and acute musculoskeletal pain such as pain in the neck, low back pain, headaches, tendonitis, knee pain, and osteoarthritis. Osteopathic manipulation helps in the treatment of respiratory and neurologic conditions such as migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, sinus disorders, and infections of the middle ear.

The musculoskeletal system is responsible for protection of the delicate organs. It also sets the mechanics for movement. Also, it interacts with and supports other organs of the body. These are known as the interactive functions. What this means is that the muscles and bones of the body forms a framework that integrates, interacts and supports the functioning of other organs of the body. To enjoy full health, your musculoskeletal system must be set! When your musculoskeletal system functions at optimal conditions, other systems such as the hormonal, neurologic and circulatory system will function at optimal conditions. The reverse is also true. In osteopathic manipulation, the musculoskeletal system becomes imbalanced, and this results in illness and pain. To recovery, the balance in the musculoskeletal system must be restored. In summary, for an individual to be in health, the musculoskeletal system must function at optimum capacity.

At our facility, we have specialists that are well trained in osteopathic manipulation and manual medicine techniques like craniosacral, fascial-release, and muscle energy techniques.

What makes our facility special?

At our Los Angeles facility, we have invented modern approaches to orthopedic care. Our approach to treatment is second to none. The harvesting process does not involve any form of drilling, and the stem cells are purified and tested for quality before injection. We also employ ultrasound to help in the precise placement of high dose stem cells at the required site. These cells will then perform their duty, promoting the formation of new tissues. Please note that this process only occurs if the cells have been injected to the exact site. We are experts in this and has seen positive outcome with our treatments. Our licensed physicians have undergone intense training running into thousands of hours, and so, you can be sure that you are in safe hands.

Needle Free Air-Jet Pain pre Injections

Our doctor is one of the few doctors in USA & Los Angeles offering the new technology of needle free injection.   We have introduced our needle free injector for a more comfortable and painless experience.  There are many advantages in using needle free injectors and it is elected to replace traditional injections in the near future.  They allow injections with very small doses of medicine with significantly faster onset and a lot less pain and discomfort.

Our Office is Located at one of America’s Top Health Venue in Beverly Hills Adjacent. Located in Beverly Hills adjacent fancily we serve customers from Los Angeles, Orange county and Ventura County.  We are premier destination for out of town customers from Nevada, Arizona, San Francisco, San Diego & Oregon.  We are proud to be the premier location for the advancement in medical technology and patient comfort in Southern California.    

We perform our procedures at a private Room by Medical Office Towers* in Los Angeles, with easy access to many Hospitals, Ranked in the top 10 USA Hospitals.  These hospitals are ranked nationally in 11 specialties and has been named to the “Honor Roll” in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2016-17.”

In 2014-15, these medical centers in the Los Angeles area to win the Consumer Choice Award for:

  • Best Overall Healthcare Quality
  • Best Image
  • Best Doctors
  • Best Nurses

You Are in Good Hands!

Dr. Padra Gad Nourparvar is a recipient of the prestigious UCLA vice provost prize, the Motif Award sponsored by Walt Disney, and Altamed PACE Clinical Quality Award. His research published in the ULCA Science Journal had also been awarded the best research article of the year.

He has special affiliation to Cedar Sinai, White Memorial, CHLA, and other top medical institutions. He is a diplomat of Board of Osteopathic FP & Licensed by the Medical Board of California Physician & Surgeons. He is trained by the NY College of Osteopathic Medicine in osteopathic manipulation. Also, he has trained in several physical medicine & rehab hospitals & research facilities including UCLA, UC Irvine, Mount Sinai,  NYU.

As a plus, he is one of the few and first doctor in USA trained in ultrasound guided joint injection for precision guided accurate injections of all joints, needle free air-jet injector.  Dr. P. Nourparvar has been a pioneer in medical technology and advancements including stem cell. He is passionate about natural treatment with very minimal use of medication while also avoiding unnecessary surgical procedures. He is well versed in the latest and most effective anti-aging treatment using PRP and stem cell.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is osteopathy?

It is a complementary healthcare system that is suitable for all. It is a manual therapy based on the philosophy that the structure and function of the body are closely linked and that movement underpins health and facilitates healing. The goal is to influence every part of your body to encourage healing.

Should I see my GP first?

There is no need for that. However, they can refer.

What conditions are suitable for osteopathic treatment?

Osteopathy finds wide application in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems. It has also been found to be effective in the treatment of sport injuries such as tendonitis, tears, and sprains.

What techniques are used in osteopathy?

The treatment and techniques chosen will depend on a number of factors including your presentation and preferences. Your osteopath may use a number of the following:

  • direct and rhythmic movement techniques
  • strength and stretch methods for muscles
  • soft and connective tissue techniques
  • neuromuscular therapy
  • joint manipulation
  • techniques to encourage fluid flow and tissue repair
  • medical acupuncture
  • indirect, gentle, harmonic approaches
How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required depends on the severity of your condition. At our facility, we will suggest the right treatment plan for you while minimizing the number of appointments.

 

 

 

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Dr. Padra Gad Nourparvar

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Cedars Sinai Medical Office Towers (New Clinic), 8631 West 3rd Street #545E, Los Angeles, CA.

Cedars Sinai Medical Towers Surgical Suit (Old Clinic), 8635 W 3rd St #880W, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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*Claims are based on ongoing research. Please note that results may vary based on a patient’s medical conditions & age and may require a few months & repeated treatments to obtain. Treatments are considered investigational & these claims have not been verified by the FDA.  No claim for curing or treating of any condition is made.  A consultation with our trained Board Certified physician is scheduled before starting your treatments to confirm the procedure would be appropriate for you. 

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Important Disclosure:

Our clinic is not offering stem cells or stem cell therapy as a cure for any condition, disease, or injury. No statements or implied treatments on this website have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. This website contains no medical advice.  We may use biologics from umbilical cord blood, nanofat and bone marrow aspirate that potentially contain stem cells.   Many of information and treatments maybe investigational and may require participation in a research program.  No results or specific outcomes are guaranteed.  Please use this site as an educational source and consult with a physician about options and treatments.