Regenerative medicine or stem cell therapy offers an excellent option for treating orthopedic ailments. Stem cell therapy performed by our team of doctors is an innovative way to use your body’s own stem cells to treat chronic painful orthopedic problems (knees, hips, shoulders, feet/ankles) or spinal disc injuries and conditions that have not improved following conservative, non-surgical treatments. Many of our patients visit us after exhausting all other remedies and want an alternative to invasive surgery.
To determine if you are a good candidate for stem cell therapy we review your history, perform a physical examination, and determine whether X-rays and/or an MRI are needed. If you are a good candidate for the procedure, a member of our team will explain how stem cell therapy works and what will happen throughout the procedure, and answer any other questions you may have. Here is a brief synopsis of a typical procedure:
After a brief period of recovery from the anesthesia, you can go home, returning to your pre-procedure activity levels. A personal plan will be devised for your after-care and may include recommendations for physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy or acupuncture to encourage the growth of your stem cells throughout your recovery process.