This is a question that anyone with chronic pain, inflammation, internal tissue tears or the need for regeneration of bone, muscle, or other tissue should be asking. Stem cell therapy is a scientifically proven method of healing that can transform the human body without intervention or invasive measures used to hinder any human process. Stem cell therapy is completely natural because it uses cells as they were designed to be used without harsh chemicals or surgery. Stem cells have been used for several decades after major surgeries where recovery and healing may be more intricate and difficult. Surgeons have trusted this treatment for years, and now it is available for orthopedic use for the general public in the United States.
Ask yourself how stem cell therapy would be beneficial for you. This will open the door to eliminating chronic pain that you have endured as a result of an injury or wear and tear for years. It also begins reconstruction that may lead to canceling a scheduled surgery. This is the testimony of many of our patients, and stem cell therapy has allowed them to return to the activities they love.
Sports players use stem cells to repair torn muscles and ligaments they receive during play because it restores the injured tissue with no complications, surgery, side effects or prescriptions, and they are back in the game sooner. This is the same reason why thousands of people have already used Stem Cell Therapy successfully to enjoy their lives more. Here is information that will help you make a quality decision to relieve the pain you are suffering.
What are Stem Cells?
The Rochester University Health Encyclopedia defines stem cells as “special human cells that have the ability to develop into many different cell types, from muscle cells to brain cells, and to multiply extremely rapidly.”
Stem cells are the cells found in every human being that are uncoded, and because they are uncoded, they can replicate whatever tissue they are surrounded by. Then, they reproduce that cell type at an accelerated rate to bring healing. Stem cells can be injected into any bone or tissue, and they will reproduce an exact copy of that specific cell. The body uses them as backup cells, and when there is a need for more of a specific cell, they are naturally released. Stem cell therapy is an all-natural treatment that introduces new stem cells into your system, where they can replenish the numbers and build new tissue.
From Where are the Stem Cells Harvested?
When stem cells are used in orthopedic regeneration, the stem cells are typically harvested from the belly fat of the patient or donated from the umbilical cords of newborns. The mother has legally donated them because if not used, they are simply discarded. If you have experienced a birth with your family and friends, they may have told you that they opted to donate their babies umbilical cord for medical purposes. Both of these locations are commonly used to collect stem cells, which will be injected into the designated area of the recipient. This is the beginning of stem cell therapy.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Medical science has been using stem cell therapy after serious surgeries to complete recovery and treat disease for several decades. The medical problems they have been used for include macular degeneration, burns, heart disease, spinal cord injury, stroke, RA or rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and diabetes.
Since 2017, thousands of people across the country have had stem cell injections for orthopedic issues and injuries that have led to reducing or totally relieving the pain they have suffered with for years. Some of the conditions now available to be treated in our office are:
- Meniscus tears, injury or wear and tear
- Rotator cuff tears
- Knee arthritis and degeneration
- Neck and back arthritis and pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shoulder pain
- Tendonitis and tendinosis in the bicep and tricep
- Medial epicondylitis or golfer’s elbow or tennis elbow
- Post-operative pain
- Peripheral neuropathy relating to nerve damage
- Osteoarthritis in the cervical and lumbar spine
The History of Stem Cell Therapy
As humans age, the supply of stem cells begins to diminish significantly depending on the different tissue. This revolutionary treatment transitioned to general public use in 2017. Typically, improvement can begin to be noticed in as few as 10 days to two weeks, and many experience the pain considerably reduced in two to three months, and the process of accelerated reproduction continues up to eight months. This is the average time for the rapid reproduction of stem cells, but they will continue even after this at a reduced rate. It is at this point that most people have received considerable, if not complete, relief from chronic pain. If you desire more relief, you may discuss the option of having another injection with your doctor, but they will recommend that you wait for the entire eight months in order to allow the new stem cells to do their job.
What is a Typical Office Visit for Orthopedic Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy begins with the injection of stem cells into the area that is causing pain or needs healing. There is absolutely nothing that needs to be done to prepare for the injection, but your doctor must determine if you are eligible prior to treatment. Since stem cells copy and multiply the existing cells, there must be enough of the original tissue for the stem cells to adequately replicate them. This is easily determined right in the doctor’s office with an X-ray of the affected area. Your doctor will be able to determine immediately if you would make a good candidate for therapy. Following the examination, the injection takes about 15 minutes, which means a total of one hour is spent in the office.
No hospital time is required, no anesthesia, and there are no prescriptions to fill; there is zero recovery time! Most people return to work or go about their usual activities following their office visit or therapy sessions.
What are Common Injuries for Stem Cell Therapy?
Car accidents produce many types of injuries where stem cell therapy can be used very efficiently to provide incredible healing and restoration. When someone is involved in any kind of motor vehicle collision, the initial injuries are treated immediately, but trauma is experienced from head to foot and that may not appear to the patient for months.
Stem cell therapy is an incredible option for the initial injuries sustained in the accident, but it is the unhealed muscle tissue, numbness in the legs or arms, reduced range of motion in the extremities, and/or increasing pain in the neck and back that will also show tremendous results.
These conditions and symptoms often appear months or even years later, so the one involved in the accident no longer connects them to the accident, and they endure the pain. Sometimes a health care provider isn’t seen or consulted after time has passed from the initial injury because the patient thinks it is from another source, maybe age or wear and tear. But this is not true in 2019. Now, there is a successful non-invasive, non-surgical solution in stem cell therapy.
Replacing cartilage that has been worn away in the knees from osteoarthritis is another common medical problem that plagues this generation. In the United States alone, there have been over 600,000 knee replacement or arthroplasty surgeries performed. There is no way of knowing how many have been canceled because the potential recipient chose stem cell therapy as an alternative to relieve chronic pain and restore cartilage.
During the office visit, after the examination, the stem cells are simply injected into the cavity within the knee cap. This natural space provides the perfect receptacle for the liquid that holds the stem cells, so they can begin to reproduce immediately. Your body’s natural system supports the growth process as you go about your daily routine.
Where Can I Learn More about Stem Cell Therapy for My Individual Needs?
It is our goal to help our patients live their lives to the fullest, which means being able to go through their everyday activities with no pain and to accomplish the things they’ve always dreamed of. Stem cell therapy is a proven and significant way to achieve this. If you think that you may be eligible for this revolutionary therapy to improve your lifestyle, please feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Mira Aesthetic Medical Center & Spa. At our convenient location in Costa Mesa, we will answer all of your questions and determine if you would make a good candidate. It is our desire to help you be the best you can be at whatever age you are. Contact us today to set up your consultation!