What Are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are versatile cells. They can develop into different types of cells, including muscle cells. As a medical treatment, they can repair different areas of your body where damage or disease has taken a toll.
Once applied to an area of your body, they divide and renew themselves, though this process takes time. They won't interfere with the functions of the area where they're administered because they don't have a specific function on their own.
How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?
A practitioner will either use donor stem cells or your own stem cells, usually from your bone marrow but possibly from fat tissue. Your doctor will first make a few small punctures in the area where stem cells are plentiful, such as in your hip bone. Your practitioner will then use a needle to extract the cells. The cells go through a process where the necessary ones are isolated from the rest by using a centrifuge.
Your practitioner will then administer the stem cells in the area where you have disease or damage. The stem cells will then activate from the surrounding tissue to create the same type of tissue to replace the tissue.
How Long Does It Take to Work?
You might notice a difference in your pain within several weeks of your procedure, but the pain will continue to subside long after. You'll also notice that you'll regain your flexion and function in that area progressively as well.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy can be an alternative solution to surgery. Although you may have some pain and difficulty moving after stem cell therapy, this will subside. Therefore, you don't have a lengthy amount of downtime. You'll need to limit your activity for the first week after your therapy. Stem cells are also natural. Therefore, you won't have a foreign substance introduced into your body. Moreover, stem cells can be used in a variety of places, such as your shoulders or knee.
Pain Clinic in Fort Lauderdale & Margate, FL
Schedule an appointment with Anesco Interventional Pain Institute, serving Fort Lauderdale, Margate, and the nearby Florida area, to see if stem cell therapy could be the solution for your chronic pain. Call us at (954) 580-8838, or use our online scheduling tool.