As many of you know, I’m a big proponent of stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments. These regenerative injections harness the power of a person’s very own cells to stimulate healing and repair for all sorts of conditions. The range of conditions stem cell and PRP therapies can help heal is impressive, from debilitating back pain and osteoarthritis to torn ligaments and other common injuries. Still, there are a lot of PRP and stem cell myths out there — and a huge range in the quality of treatments.
To sort through the hype and learn how people can find the highest quality treatments, I recently caught up with Dr. James Leiber, founder and medical director of New reGeneration Orthopedics of Florida. He’s an associate professor at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and a former officer, physician, and educator for the Air Force, including personal physician to the president and vice president. He is triple board certified in neuromusculoskeletal medicine, pain medicine and Family Medicine.