Frequently Treated Conditions

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Our Frequently Treated Conditions

Dr. Pearson is proud to be a licensed Regenexx provider. Regenexx incorporates the use of the patient's own platelet or bone marrow concentrate to treat orthopedic conditions and avoid unnecessary surgery.

Spine Pain

Stem cells, growth factors, and anti-inflammatory chemicals isolated from your own body are re-injected in customized doses and protocols to provide pain relief and stabilize the spine. We believe that making the extra effort to stabilize the spine prolongs the effect of the injection and may help to reduce further damage. Our focus on the longevity of pain relief is just one way in which the Regenexx procedures are head and shoulders above all the rest.


Shoulder Pain

Patients with a variety of painful shoulder conditions can usually avoid surgery with Regenexx. In most cases, we can successfully treat partial and full-thickness rotator cuff tears with complete regeneration demonstrated on post-injection MRI imaging. Many patients avoid painful reverse shoulder replacements with the Regenexx procedure.


Hip Pain

When you’re experiencing hip pain from an acute injury or degenerative condition, Regenexx treatments at LifeStem can reduce your pain and help your body use its own ability to heal without surgery. Tendons, ligaments, and muscles in the hips can all be treated, lowering your risk of osteoarthritis and other debilitating conditions.

The benefits of Regenexx treatment for hip pain include a recovery time of only two to five days compared to six weeks with surgery; return to sports in three to six months compared to one year with surgery; pain relief in a matter of days compared to weeks with surgery; and keeping your own hip joint.


Foot and Ankle

When you’re suffering from foot and ankle osteoarthritis, tendon and ligament tears, or other degenerative problems related to the foot or ankle, our Regenexx treatments at LifeStem allow your body’s own healing agents to treat and repair these foot-related conditions and more.

Foot and ankle surgery often results in a painful and prolonged recovery period that requires extensive rehab to restore strength and mobility. Fusions are especially painful and don't always produce good outcomes.

Before you attempt surgery for your foot or ankle injury, arthritis, fusion, or tendon grafts, consider the world’s leading customized cell treatments with Regenexx.



Contrary to popular belief, steroid injections and invasive surgery are not your only options in treating knee pain. High-dose steroid injections have been shown to accelerate cartilage damage in the knee, and even minimally-invasive knee arthroscopy can lead to premature arthritis in the joint. The Regenexx protocol provides a non-surgical alternative that uses your own body's cells to regenerate damaged tissues and provide pain relief without the unintended consequence of accelerated degeneration seen with surgery.

At LifeStem, we relieve the pain and then go the extra mile to tighten the ligaments and stabilize the joint, which may reduce the wear and tear for years to come. Our proprietary perc-ACL procedure has been shown in published randomized, controlled trials to heal partial and many complete ACL tears. Even severe knee osteoarthritis patients commonly get pain relief and restored function that prevents the need for a knee replacement."

We’re proud to incorporate the use of Regenexx in helping improve knee function and decrease knee pain without unnecessary surgery. If you’re experiencing knee issues such as a fracture/dislocation, ligament tears, cartilage wear, knee bursitis, tendonitis, degenerative joint disease, or another debilitating condition in your knee, you’re probably a good candidate for our advanced treatments at LifeStem. Contact us today to learn more.


Hand and Wrist

In this age of hand-held devices and computer keyboards, hand and wrist pain is increasingly common. Cases of tendonitis in the thumb and wrist have exploded with texting. Carpal tunnel syndrome is common in those who work with their hands all day, and we all know someone with arthritis in their hands.

We are proud to utilize breakthrough regenerative procedures to treat damaged and inflamed joints, tendons, ligaments, and nerves in the hand and wrist. We offer pain relief, restored function, and minimal downtime compared to surgery.



Is there a better option than elbow surgery? At LifeStem, we believe there is. We’re proud to utilize Regenexx as a breakthrough, non-surgical treatment that treats and repairs injuries including elbow osteoarthritis, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, UCL tears, and other degenerative problems related to the elbow.

Our new approach to orthopedic care is what we call interventional orthopedics, where we place high-dose cells from your body directly where they are needed in a specific joint structure. These cells then work to grow into new, healthy tissue, allowing for tightening and stabilizing of your elbow for better function and mobility. 

This precise approach to orthopedic care can't be replicated by a nurse practitioner or even a surgeon using a bedside kit. Dr. Pearson was chosen as a Regenexx physician based on her specialized training, 20+ years of experience, and proven record of success in treating pain patients.

At LifeStem, we use a state-of-the-art lab to process custom regenerative treatments for each individual patient. We understand and can explain to you not only the "what" but the "why" as well. We don't believe in the cookie cutter, magic pixie dust philosophy of treatment that you may have experienced with other providers. We certainly don't believe in making claims we can't back up with evidence.

If you’re experiencing pain, stiffness, or loss of mobility in your elbow, contact us today to see if you’re a good candidate for elbow treatments with Regenexx.



In addition to our innovative treatments for the spine, shoulder, hip, foot and ankle, knee, hand and wrist, and elbow pain or loss of function, we offer treatments for other conditions to allow you to live a pain-free, fully functioning life. If you’ve been told that steroid injections or invasive surgery are your only options to treat your injury or pain, we at LifeStem think otherwise. Our practice of interventional orthopedics provides a non-surgical alternative that uses your own cells to repair the damage.

Surgical procedures, steroid injections, and other pain-management strategies may offer temporary relief of symptoms, but they can be ultimately destructive, require extensive rehab, and do as much harm as good over time.

We proudly use Regenexx interventional orthopedic procedures that are the world’s most advanced regenerative injection treatments. At LifeStem, we urge anyone who is considering orthopedic surgery to first learn about the world’s leading customized cell injection treatments. Contact us today for a consultation.

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