What are Stemcells?

Frequently asked questions about Stemcell Therapy

 

WHAT IS STEMCELL THERAPY FOR?

Stem cell therapy is currently approved to treat degenerative joints and joint pain in the USA. The list of joint conditions treated can be found here

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF STEMCELLS?

Regenerative Stemcell Therapy enhances the body’s ability to repair itself; its intent is to restore degenerated joint tissue while potentially providing substantial pain relief in the joints.

WHAT ARE STEMCELLS?

Stem cells are master cells, the building blocks of all tissue, cartilage, and bone. Your body produces these stem cells.  When you are injured, your body sends stem cells to the injured area to repair it.  As you age, however, you have fewer and less potent stem cells, so when joints are injured or suffering from arthritis or degeneration, your capacity of stem cells is not enough to repair the damage. Regenerative Stemcell Therapy replenishes these stemcells, potentially enabling healing to occur at a similar rate to when you were younger.  The goal is to restore joints to their more original form and function.  

IS REGENERATIVE STEM CELL THERAPY SAFE?

Yes, our Regenerative Stemcell Therapy is an extremely safe treatment option. Our particular high-quality stem cells are labeled as immunologically privileged material, these means they have NOT been shown to cause any rejection reaction in the body. Over 10,000 injections have been performed without a single report of adverse side effects. For over 20 years, regenerative stem cell treatments have been used in the medical arena. Our practice is committed to the highest standards of patient safety.

HOW IS THE THERAPY ADMINISTERED?

By injection. This minimally-invasive therapy can provide a powerful alternative to surgery.

HOW MUCH DOWNTIME IS THERE AFTER STEMCELL THERAPY?

While each patient and situation is unique, there is virtually no downtime at all. Typically, the doctor will advise the patient to take it easy on the treated area for

a few weeks and not to engage in heavy exercise for two days.

HOW LONG DOES HEALING TAKE?

Healing may begin immediately in most cases. What is typically experienced is a beneficial feeling within a week, peaking around a month after treatment.  The healing process, however, may even continue to heal the joint for three months after initial treatment, creating improvement over that full timeframe. Some people even report pain relief within a day.

WHAT INCREASES THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MY STEMCELL THERAPY?

Progressive Medical Center uses world-class techniques and complementary therapies to ensure the maximum beneficial outcome of treatments. Our cutting-edge therapies work in conjunction with the stemcells. We will often use Aspen Laser® therapy for circulation & healing stimulation,  Ozone to generate oxygen at the injection site, and Hyperbaric Oxygen to accelerate healing throughout the body. These additional therapies are included in an amazingly affordable package price when combined with the stem cell injection.

HOW IS THE QUALITY OF YOUR STEMCELL TREATMENT SUPERIOR?

The count of stem cells in Progressive Medical Center’s Superior Stemcell Therapy® is more than most conventional treatments. In addition, it is screened for 4x more illnesses than is FDA required. This meets the highest quality of cells currently used in the US for routine patient care. The strength and quality of the stemcells themselves create an advantageous healing environment for your joints. Combined with our unique complementary therapies; we believe this is the most conducive non-surgical solution for joint regeneration and pain relief.

HOW ARE STEMCELLS COLLECTED?

Our ethically collected stem cells treatments are from donated umbilical cords from mothers who have had a healthy cesarean section delivery, so there is no harm or pain to the mother or her new baby. Each and every set of stem cells are prescreened and tested in advance through a rigorous screening process. The stemcells are processed at an FDA regulated lab and screened to ensure elimination of a full panel of diseases per FDA requirements.

WHAT DETERMINES THE OUTCOME OF MY REGENERATIVE CELL THERAPY?

Many factors will determine the outcome of your treatment: the type of injury, the joint treated, the extent of damage, any disease, and other factors. Most people respond well to this therapy option and experience relief from pain in just a short period of time. Many patients have reported feeling full relief after only one treatment.

IS MORE THAN ONE TREATMENT NEEDED?

Not every person is the same. Each patient is thoroughly examined in our advanced assessment so we can carefully determine if you are one of those special cases that may need multiple treatments. It is important to understand that once a joint is repaired, there would be no need for further treatment. However if a new injury occurs or if over time that joint degenerates with normal wear, then a second stemcell injection would be indicated. Many patients are experiencing major relief from our Regenerative Cell Therapy after only one treatment!

HOW OFTEN DOES THE PROCEDURE WORK?

Regenerative Cell Therapy has demonstrated amazing results on a wide range of conditions. Most people generally feel significant, if not complete relief from this non-surgical procedure. A recent study found that the average pain scale went from an 8 to a 1 for 90% of participants in only 5 weeks!

CAN THE PROCEDURE FAIL?

Like any other procedure there is no 100% guarantee. In certain cases, it is possible that you may need additional treatments or your stem cells do not have enough repair potential relative to the severity of your disease.

IF THE THERAPY DOES NOT WORK CAN I STILL HAVE SURGERY?

Yes. There is nothing about these procedures that would keep you from having traditional surgery. We evaluate each case carefully- If the initial best course of action is truly conventional surgery, our expert practitioners would advise you in that direction.

Still have questions?   Attend one of our Regenerative Stemcell Lunch & Learn sessions or call us at 770.676.6000