Stem Cell Therapy

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

What are Stem Cells?

Your body naturally produces stem cells, a unique cell type that can transform into various kinds of cells and heal injuries affecting your:

  • Bones
  • Tendons
  • Muscles
  • Cartilage
  • Ligaments

The providers at MOST can extract stem cells from your bone marrow. That allows for a more effective and safer treatment, and a reduced chance of complications.

Re-injecting stem cells back into your body at the site of injury or disease stimulates your body’s natural healing response, developing into new tissue, cartilage, and even bone.

Am I a Good Candidate for Stem Cell Therapy?

Your MOST provider can determine if you’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy after a thorough review of your medical history and a physical examination.

You may be a candidate for stem cell therapy if you suffer from chronic conditions such as:

  • Tendonitis
  • Joint pain
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Labral or meniscal tears

Stem cell therapy also treats slow-healing fractures, tears, or sprains to help you recover from these injuries in a faster period.

What Can I Expect During Stem Cell Therapy?

It’s a simple procedure without the need for any further treatments. It involves two parts.

First, your MOST provider extracts stem cells from your bone marrow. They retrieve the marrow from a bone in your hip area, using a local anesthetic for your comfort. Following the extraction, you can relax while the lab prepares the stem cells for reinjection into your body.

In the second part of the procedure, your MOST provider re-injects your stem cells into the treatment area.

How Long Does it Take to See Results from Stem Cell Therapy?

Following your injection, your provider gives you aftercare instructions to ensure you enjoy the maximum benefit of treatment. You should get plenty of rest immediately after your stem cell injection, and you need to avoid strenuous activity for about two weeks after your therapy.

It can take several months to achieve optimal results from treatment, but many people begin to see improvements in their pain levels and functionality within three to four weeks after treatment.

To learn more about the benefits of stem cell therapy, schedule a consultation at MOST online or by calling the office 301-588-7888.