Stem Cell Treatment: Natural Healing through Regenerative Medicine
Recent breakthrough innovations in medicine have led to what doctors and scientists are calling regenerative medicine. This refers to when a patient’s very own stem cells are used to improve the repairing and regeneration of the body’s damaged tissues.
At the Stem Cell Orthopedic Institute of Texas, we have done extensive studies to perfect these treatments. We use ultrasound and fluoroscopy-guided, minimally invasive treatments. In this process, adult stem cells are harvested from a patient’s own bone marrow.
There are many benefits to stem cell treatments, and one of the most promising is pain relief. People who suffer chronic pain often have to resort to risky reconstructive surgeries. Through stem cell treatments, however, many common chronic conditions can be treated with minimal risk and pain. These conditions include heart disease, diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases.
When someone chooses regenerative medicine, he or she will witness firsthand how his or her own body has the unique ability to heal itself. By using a patient’s own adult stem cells, we can bring restoration to lost, damaged or aging cells.
Regenerative medicine is an effective and proven way to safely regenerate tissue in the body. Cells are not harvested outside, and they do not come from another human’s body.
Using Stem Cell Treatments to Manage Pain
“As a pain management doctor, what makes me so interested in this field, is that (stem cell treatment) can decrease inflammation,” says Dr. David M. Hirsch. “It can increase tendon strength and cartilage growth. It can decrease pain and scarring.”
This type of stem cell therapy is often called “interventional pain management,” which uses minimally invasive techniques and can be performed very quickly.
“It’s a safe, cost-effective healing process,” adds Dr. Hirsch. “We’ve done our own studies with patients at our clinics. We analyzed the data and discussed what our pain progress was. The numbers have shown, after just three months, a 79.6 percent decrease in the patient’s pain. Their activities in daily living had improved about 40 percent.”
The procedure usually requires only 45 minutes from start to finish. Afterward, the patient can walk out of the hospital and go home. It is treated as a simple outpatient procedure. The return to work is swift, with some people needing only a few days recovery time. And because there are none of the risks associated with normal surgeries (blood clotting, pneumonia, etc.), their healing is much easier and faster.
A patient will find that their flexibility and range of motion has immediately increased, and they will no longer have to rely on their usual pain relief medications.
The Limitless Benefits of Stem Cell Treatment
Besides the benefits of reduced pain and a fast healing time, there is more good news for patients considering stem cell treatments:
- Reduced muscle compensations
- Reduced risk of bodily injuries in the future
- Decreased nerve damage
- Increased collagen
- Regeneration of new tissues
- Reduced hair loss
- Strength is regained quickly
- Less musculoskeletal problems
- Less risk of wounds following surgeries
- Help for spinal cord injuries, brain trauma, and spinal stenosis
- Less risk of cardiovascular diseases
What to Expect from Stem Cell Therapy
At our Institute in San Antonio, Texas, stem cells are usually taken from the patient’s bone marrow. This marrow is usually found in the hip area.
Once removed, stem cells are placed in a “centrifuge machine” that concentrates the valuable substances. These concentrated stem cells are then accessed and injected into the patient’s affected area. The cells immediately get to work, generating new tissue, spurring growth and promoting repair.
The list of what makes stem cells a choice method of healing for doctors is long. But one of the most important factors is that, unlike other cells, stem cells divide. This dividing happens even after long periods of inactivity. Stem cells, therefore, have the possibility to become another type of cell, functioning in whatever area of the body they are needed. Their natural growth factors than speed up the body’s natural healing response, eliminating or lowering the pain factor.
Most patients need only one or two stem cell treatments before being able to regain a normal, pain-free life. They also have a wonderful an alternative to surgery for other treatments. They may find stem cells helpful in treating other types of chronic pain and orthopedic injuries in areas such as the joints, bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
For the best stem cell treatment in Texas, call and schedule an appointment with the Stem Cell Orthopedic Institute of Texas. We offer stem cell and platelet rich plasma (PRP) procedures as viable alternatives for people suffering from joint pain, joint and tendon degeneration, and soft tissue injury. These are especially recommended for patients with specific degenerative and inflammatory conditions of the hip, knee, shoulder, lower back, wrists or ankles.
We look forward to beginning a progressive, healing journey with you.