Stem Cell Therapy
WHAT IS STEM CELL THERAPY?
The goal of stem cell therapy is to use healthy stem cells found in the body to replace or activate your body’s own stem cells at an injured site. When you have damaged tissue anywhere in your body, the damaged tissue lets off signals to attract your body’s own stem cells. Unfortunately, as you age, the number of stem cells in your body significantly decreases and the potency of those stem cells also significantly decreases, which can result in a dramatic decrease in your healing ability.
Stem Cell Therapy introduces large amounts of regenerative factors to the injured tissue to substantially increase your body’s healing potential and ability. This injection of stem cells and various other growth factors is believed to activate your body’s own stem cells to start healing the injured tissue.
A stem cell is unique because of its ability to turn into any type of cell in your body. It can divide, multiply, renew, and regenerate. These cells don’t carry out specialized functions like brain cells, red blood cells, or white blood cells, but they are the most vital component in repairing and replacing damaged or torn tissue. They are the essential building blocks of life.
AM I A CANDIDATE?
If chronic knee, back, hip, shoulder pain, osteoarthritis, arthritis or other joint pain is limiting your daily routine or preventing you from activities you enjoy; stem cell therapy may be the answer you’ve been looking for!
Stem cell therapy is an exciting alternative that can provide your body the help it needs to get you back on your feet and enjoying life! If you are interested in finding out more about stem cell therapy, and how it may be able to help you, the team at Stem Cell Centers is ready to answer your questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do the stem cells know where to go and what to grow?
When our tissue is damaged it gives off things called Cytokines. Cytokines act like little signals to attract the stem cells to that damaged tissue. As a result, numerous instances have been reported that when a patient receives a stem cell treatment, other areas of the body have also healed.
What things do you treat in your office with stem cells? | Are stem cells safe? | What is the different between stem cell therapy and other treatments like replacements, partial replacements, joint resurfacing etc?
The biggest difference is that stem cell treatment can be “curative” in nature. Every other treatment or prescribed drug is only masking the symptoms. The most significant difference is that stem cell therapy is safer than nearly anything else. This is because there are no risky surgeries or anesthesia, as well as you do not have a hospital stay with stem cell therapy. The recovery time is much less; it is as little as two to three days of taking it easy. Our procedure takes less than a half an hour and is done right in our clinic.
If I see results, how long do those results last for?
If the root cause of your problem is addressed, your healing should be long term. Since stem cell therapy is still a relatively new treatment, the current research shows that results can last up to five years or more. Furthermore, what determines the length and the results from a stem cell injection will depend certain variables that differ from person to person. For instance, such variables as diet, exercise, lifestyle choices, and so on.
At what point should a patient explore this option, is it ever too late?
The great news is that our research shows that it is never too late. Since most chronic pain conditions continually get worse over time, we encourage patients to not continue to suffer and to come have their problems treated.
How long does it take to heal?
Healing usually will start as soon as the treatment has been administered. The most significant healing occurs within six to nine months from the first date of treatment. On average, our patients experience a 52% reduction in pain within the first two weeks of their treatment and continue to get better from there.
How much does it cost and is it covered by health insurance?
The cost of treatment will depend on the specific problem treated, as well as the number of areas treated. If more than one type of stem cell is applied or if the amount used varies, the cost will reflect those factors. Unfortunately, at this time insurance does not cover stem cell treatment.
How do I see if I am a candidate for stem cell therapy?
Call 405-285-4495 (O) or 405-471-3698 (C) to get scheduled for a complimentary consultation. At this consultation you will learn if your condition is a match and can be treated with stem cell therapy. If you are found to be match for treatment, you can typically be treated the next day.
Am I Too Old for Stem Cell Therapy?
You are never too old for Stem Cell treatments. Stem Cell therapies can successfully treat conditions that are common in older generations. Our patients have ranged from 16 to 102 years old; all have received the same great outcomes. The treatments are done in the outpatient setting, with most patients resuming normal work and activities within a few days. Age is not a factor when it comes to stem cell therapy.