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WHAT IS STEM CELL THERAPY
Stem cells are a repair system for your body. They are a fundamental component for building any part of the body. Their mechanism is such that they produce more cells that can replace damaged cells in any area of the body. They replicate the structure of the cells to help repair damaged areas of the body. They are versatile in these functions, as they can form nerve tissue, cardiac fabric, muscle tissue, or any other part of the body that needs recovery.
EXAMPLES OF STEM CELL THERAPY
An example of the dynamic action of stem cell activity is the fact that your body replaces your blood in its entirety through a 120-day cycle. Another example of regeneration through stem cells is your liver regenerating itself over a 3 – 4 month period. Even our skin cells are entirely replaced over a 27 day period. Based on these natural processes, stem cell therapy is being used to produce wonders with little or no side effects. The method generally entails isolating a mass of active stem cells, which is then directed to an area in your body that needs cell regeneration.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It is an ambulatory procedure where we extract and separate the patient’s own stem cells from the tissue of their bone marrow. Patients undergo a very extensive local anesthetic and a doctor performs a collection of the bone marrow. The treatment is usually very well tolerated and patients show only limited discomfort.
The cells are stimulated after extraction by combining the laboratory process and mixing them with Platelet Rich Plasma, which is then injected into the joint which needs healing.
WHAT IS PLATELET RICH PLASMA
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has long been used in regenerative medicine. Essentially it’s the concentration of all the growth factors in your blood that heal tissues. Cells are centrifuged and processed to isolate the PRP after a simple blood draw procedure. In order to improve the treatment, Platelet Rich Plasma is then paired with Stem Cell therapy.
PRP can be used either as a stand-alone or in conjunction with Stem Cells. PRP has great potential for healing but it is not as successful as stem cell therapy.
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- Hip Pain
- Osteoarthritis (Arthritis ) in the joints
- Muscle Tears
- Torn Meniscus
HOW QUICKLY CAN YOU ACHIEVE RESULTS?
There are a few contingencies when it comes to stem cell therapy progress with each individual. Your response to this therapy may vary just as it would with other treatments, and not everyone responds the same way. Some factors that come into play include your age, lifestyle, condition, baseline health, diet, etc.
HEALTH INSURANCE & STEM CELL THERAPY
No, unfortunately in the U.S., health insurance does not cover stem cell therapy costs.
DO YOU HAVE AVAILABLE PAYMENT OPTIONS?
Yes, there are several different options. Our financial coordinator will discuss all payment options with you prior to the procedure.
ARE THERE ANY ETHICAL ISSUES TO WORRY ABOUT?
Absolutely not! We work only with the cells that come from your body.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER TREATMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE?
Absolutely! Stem Cell Therapy Has the best healing options for joint regeneration. However, as a doctor, my ultimate goal is to help my patients to get out of pain. Whether we start with Stem Cell Therapy or not, we have a multitude of tools to get you to start feeling better. These include:
- Stem Cell Therapy
- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
- Platelet Poor Plasma Prolotherapy
- Prolotherapy alone
- Extensive antiinflammatory protcols aimed at reducing the inflammation
- CBD creams
- Custom bracing (mostly covered by insurance)
- Hyaluronic Acid Injections (Mostly covered by insurance, won’t regenerate cartilage but will reduce pain while we are working on a strategy to help you further.) ACID INJECTIONS (Mostly covered by insurance. won’t REGENERATE CARTILAGE but will reduce pain while we are working on a strategy to help you further.)
We look for solutions to get our patients out of pain without the use of medication or surgery.
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