Stem cell therapy is a regenerative treatment option for a wide range of conditions and injuries that impact people today. This exciting treatment has the potential to help patients heal from painful conditions faster, with a low risk for complications when compared to surgery.
What Are Stem Cells?
Every type of cell in your body is spawned from a stem cell. Starting with a stem cell, your body can create blood, bone, muscle, heart, and brain tissue. Additionally, stem cells are unique from other types of cells in your body because they can transform into a new type of cell and carry out a specific function.
In stem cell therapy, stem cells are injected into a treatment area to regenerate damaged tissue. In fact, this regenerative treatment option has the potential to regenerate tissue that can no longer heal, namely with meniscus and rotator cuff tears. By working to heal an injury internally, rather than externally, stem cell therapy may allow patients to avoid surgery and find relief from pain.
At Florida Spine and Injury Center, we use an umbilical cord-sourced product in stem cell therapy. This advanced product avoids the potentially painful extraction of body fat or bone marrow for a less invasive, more comfortable treatment experience.
What Can Stem Cell Therapy Treat?
Stem cell therapy can be used in the treatment of many injuries and conditions, including:
- Knee and ankle injuries
- Sports injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Hand, wrist, and elbow injuries
If you have an injury and you are unsure if stem cell therapy can help, please do not hesitate to contact our office for a complimentary consultation.
What Are the Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy?
Faster Recovery Time
Although the stem cells continue to regenerate for months, the recovery process after stem cell therapy is minimal since it involves a simple injection to the area of injury. When compared to surgical treatment, which can require multiple months of recovery time, stem cell therapy may help you feel less pain, faster.
No Effect to the Surrounding Tissues
Stem cell therapy involves a precise injection into the treatment area. This leaves the surrounding tissue entirely untouched. By avoiding damage to the surrounding tissue in treatment, you can avoid further pain and injury.
To learn more about stem cell therapy and how it can benefit your treatment plan, contact us today.