Does nagging pain have you thinking about surgery? Before you go under the knife, you should know that you could feel better without going through an operation.
More people are opting for non-invasive stem cell therapy to manage their pain. You should consider it, too.
Q: What is stem cell therapy?
Doctors take stem cells and inject them into an area of pain like a knee, hip or joint. A stem cell is a basic building block that can stimulate healing and develop into new tissue. That’s why the procedure is called regenerative medicine. The cells replicate themselves and grow into healthy new tissue that repairs damaged ligaments or muscles, soothes arthritis and reduces swelling and stiffness. For systemic illnesses, IV stem cell therapy is available.
Q: How does it work?
At Spine Specialists of Michigan, we perform an innovative procedure using stem cells sourced from umbilical cord tissue donations. The cells have been sustaining a healthy fetus for 9 months, so they’re rich in growth factors that repair damaged tissue. The stem cells boost the body’s natural healing process so that people can engage in activities longer and have shorter recovery times. The influx of new cells can even form new blood vessels that increase blood flow to injured areas, increasing function and decreasing pain.
Q: How long does it take?
Stem cell therapy is an outpatient, in-office procedure that takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Patients typically begin to experience pain improvement in four to six weeks, sometimes even sooner. Follow-up treatments can be scheduled every 6 to 12 months, delaying or eliminating the need for other pain management procedures or surgery.
Q: Who can benefit from it?
Anyone who wants to improve their quality of life! Stem cell therapy helps people suffering from chronic pain as well as people recovering from acute injuries. Many professional athletes have had stem cell therapy. At Spine Specialists of Michigan, we treat anybody dealing with bone or joint pain including sprains, strains, muscle tears, tendonitis, arthritis and illnesses such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and asthma. Stem cell therapy is a good option for anybody who wants to enjoy their lifestyle pain free.
Q: How can I find out more?
Call us at 248.792.9496. We can schedule an appointment to discuss how stem cell therapy can help you.