Navneet Boddu, MD

Navneet Boddu, MD is a Regenerative Medicine Specialist. He is Board Certified and Fellowship trained in Pain Medicine practicing interventional pain management for more than 28 years. He is also a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist.

Dr Boddu uses advanced therapies of Regenerative Medicine to treat patients with spine and joint disorders using patients’ own Bone Marrow Stem Cells. Dr. Boddu is a contributing author of several chapters on nerve blocks and pain injections in the Atlas of Interventional Orthopedics Procedures. Dr Boddu is the author of chapters on PRP and Stem Cells treatments in an upcoming Regenerative Medicine textbook.

Dr Boddu is a member of the scientific advisory board of Therapeutic Solution International Inc., a stem cell biotech company. He was chairman of the Anesthesiology Department at Tri City Medical Center from 2015 to 2017.

Dr Boddu practiced pain management and anesthesiology at Providence Mission Hospital, Laguna Beach, between 2001 and 2010, where he served as Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology for three years. He was Assistant Professor at UC Irvine Medical Center from 1998 to 2000.

In recognition of his excellence in the field, Dr Boddu was awarded the Top Doctor honor in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology by San Diego Magazine in 2023, 2022, 2021 and 2011.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Dr Boddu is experienced in treating ligament, tendon and joint disorders with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). PRP is obtained from your own blood. Treating ligament and tendon injuries with PRP helps accelerate wound healing and also enhances strength. PRP injection to joint treats arthritic pain It provides lasting pain relief.


Dr Boddu published journal articles about treatment of severe COVID19 with Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells (UCMSC). Dr. Boddu is the first and only physician in San Diego County to treat patients suffering with severe COVID19 using stem cells.



Pain Conditions

• Lower Back Pain Mid Back Pain

• Neck Pain/ Whiplash
• Disc Herniation or Disc Degeneration
• Sciatic Pain
• Neck & Lumbar Facet Joint Pain Sacro-Iliac Joint pain
• Vertebral Fractures
• Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD)
• Headache/ Migraine
• Joint Pain (Shoulder, Hip & Knee)
• Shingles and Post Herpetic Neuralgia
• Spinal (compression) Fracture Fibromyalgia
• Myofascial pain
• Tendons and Ligaments Pain


Pain Treatments

  • PRP and Injection
  • Elbow, Knee, Achilles, Plantar Fasciitis.
  • Shoulder Joint Steroid or Gel Injections
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Mid cervical sympathetic ganglion block


Additional Treatments

Ketamine infusions have been used for over 5 decades by anesthesiologists during surgeries. In the past 2 decades researchers have discovered additional properties of Ketamine for helping patients with various medical conditions. Ketamine has anti-depressant properties, Pain relieving properties and is used off label for CRPS, Fibromyalgia, neuropathies etc. Research has shown Ketamine has been used to treat major depression. Ketamine is also used off-label treatment of several other conditions like OCD, Chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD and substance abuse.