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Pain Specialist

The Allende Centre for Regenerative Medicine & Vitality

Regenerative Medicine & Wellness Center located in Fresno, CA

Ongoing or recurring pain can affect your ability to work, focus, and participate in everyday activities. At The Allende Centre for Regenerative Medicine & Vitality, Diego Allende, DO, offers several innovative pain management techniques, including stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma injections. To find out what’s causing your pain and alleviate it, call the Fresno, California, clinic to speak with a provider or book your appointment online today.

Pain Q & A

How does pain work?

Pain is your body’s response to negative stimuli. Pain can result from external forces, like stubbing a toe, or can be caused by internal health issues. Pain comes in a variety of sensations, varying from mild and dull to unbearable and extreme. 

You can experience short-term pain from injuries, called acute pain, or long-term or recurring pain from underlying conditions, called chronic pain.

You may be curious about the mechanisms in your body that cause you to feel pain. The pain you feel is detected by specialized nerve receptors (called nociceptors). 

They detect damage to your tissues and send a message to your spinal cord that goes to your brain telling you that you’ve been hurt. Sudden pain from injuries is often accompanied by a reflexive response, like pulling your foot off of a sharp object on the floor after stepping on it.

What are some common symptoms of pain?

Pain isn’t a simple sensation that feels the same in every situation. Your pain may feel like:

  • Throbbing
  • Dull
  • Intense
  • Pinching
  • Stabbing
  • Aching


You might experience some other symptoms with your pain, such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or fatigue. 

What are some common types of pain?

Dr. Allende treats many areas and types of pain, including:

  • Knee pain
  • Upper back pain 
  • Lower back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Arthritic pain
  • Pain from sports injuries


In order to provide effective treatment, he first evaluates your level of pain. He asks about the onset of the pain, possible causes, and any underlying medical conditions you have previously been diagnosed with. 

In general, acute pain requires quick, injury-based treatment while chronic pain often requires you to treat the underlying health issue first.

How can I manage my pain?

Dr. Allende offers innovative healing treatments using regenerative medicine and IV therapies.

PRP injections

PRP injections use the platelets from your own blood to heal the injuries and inflammation that cause your pain. Platelets are responsible for regenerating tissue after an injury, so a PRP injection speeds up the healing process.

Stem cell therapy

Stem cells are young cells that exist in your body with the potential to develop into many different cell types. 

Dr. Allende can derive stem cells from your blood or bone marrow, where there are many of them. He injects the unspecialized stem cells, often with PRP, into the site of an injury to promote tissue repair and reduce inflammation.

IV therapy

In general, IV therapy optimizes your nutrition and wellness. With IV drip infusions including nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), you can alleviate pain in your muscles and joints. NAD therapy also reduces stiffness, helps treat chronic fatigue, and assists in the treatment of fevers, headaches, and other health conditions.

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) Therapy 

NAD therapy can also improve the following medical conditions, as shown from medical research: 

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Muscle pain and weakness
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol and drug addiction
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Memory loss/forgetfulness
  • Attention deficit
  • Fevers
  • Sore and swollen throats
  • Lymph glands
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s 
  • Cancer


In addition, it provides benefits in people in general good health, such as:

  • Increased physical energy
  • Improved mental performance
  • Improved response to short term memory


Experiencing any type of pain interferes with your movement and your energy. To get help managing pain from an injury or from an underlying health condition, call The Allende Centre for Regenerative Medicine & Vitality or book an appointment online today.