As a spine specialist, I evaluate the causes of injury and chronic pain by using objective visual diagnostics. I examine how the four pillars of pain; muscle, nerve, spine, soft tissue pathology are contributing factors and provide direct treatments to correct the causes.

The soft tissue component; ligaments, tendons, cartilage and disc are primary drivers of pain and need to be addressed. And this is where we utilize CBD and other biologics.

Concern for my patients inspired me to begin research into alternatives for pre and post regenerative medical procedures–pain medication. Driven by my patient’s inquiries into alternatives to prescription pills, So,I started looking into whether or not CBD could be used.

The use of cannabis products has become more accepted in today’s society but has existed in the medical world for decades. With more widespread use, new and exciting applications are being discovered, which can help patients suffering from various conditions. Included in these are stem cells.

What exactly are stem cells? They are cells within the body that have not differentiated or become a specific cell type. They can travel around the body, seek damages and inflammation, and replace older cells, causing a regenerative effect on the tissue.

Stem cell therapy utilizes natural and alternative methods to heal the body. Some of the best minds in medical research have been investigating the combining of CBD and stem cells, hoping to uncover what potential benefits could be found. And what they discovered was that this combination is both complementary and therapeutic.

Studies from the University of California, San Diego discovered that cannabidiol strongly regulates the proliferation, migration, and neurogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC’s). The study found that CBD, combined with stem cell therapy, could potentially boost both the activation and the cell’s ability to travel throughout the body.

We found that when our patients used CBD as a pre and post regenerative medical procedure for spine pathology, they didn’t feel the severity of the symptoms associated with the minimally invasive procedure. CBD also promoted healthy sleep, which is vital in recovery.

If you have been suffering from injury-based or chronic spine symptoms, understanding, and then treating the root causes will allow you to get back to your healthy self. You deserve to live pain free.

Dr. Rob PomahacDr. Rob Pomahac was named “Top Chiropractor” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2018. A Canadian native and ex-professional hockey player and bodybuilder, he specializes in spine pathology and ligament instability, Dr. Rob is certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics and is an Associate Member of the American Academy of Regenerative Medicine. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Southern California University of Health Sciences and holds a Masters in Science, Specializing in Kinesiology, from Canada’s University of Waterloo. For more information on Dr. Rob visit