Choosing a medical treatment for your chronic condition is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Although your pain has reached an intensity that has you desperately searching for a solution, the main priority of most patients when considering medical treatment is: How safe is this procedure? After hearing about all of the fantastic benefits to undergoing stem cell therapy, it’s natural to be a little skeptical about the effectiveness of the treatment and if you’ll have to worry about dangerous side effects. It’s okay to have doubts but allow yourself some optimism about your potential with stem cell therapy. You may not believe it’s possible to find a treatment that is minimally invasive with a short recovery period that’s safe with a high success rate, but it’s out there. If you’re considering stem cell therapy, the answer to your pain is closer than you think.
Most of the common fears about the safety of stem cell therapy come from a misconception about where the stem cells used for the therapy come from. Many patients believe opting for stem cell therapy will leave them prone to infection from someone else’s cells or will experience a rejection of the foreign cells. The important thing to remember is that not all stem cells for stem cell therapy treatment are provided by a foreign donor. Most treatments use autologous stem cells. This means the cells used are from your own body. Depending on your treatment, your doctor will take samples from either fat tissue or bone marrow and use a carefully regulated process to separate your stem cells and prepare them for the treatment. This process eliminates any chance your body will reject the stem cells and cuts any risk of infections or reactions. Your doctor puts your own stem cells in the right place at the right time for optimum regeneration potential and growth.
The degree of invasiveness of a procedure usually directly correlates to the length of recovery time you’ll need to get back to 100%. Surgery is a highly invasive procedure that is guaranteed to require an extended amount of downtime, so most patients have to choose between the benefits of the surgery or its ability to limit activity and work. When you combine a minimally invasive procedure with a high potential for success, it’s no wonder why the popularity of stem cell therapy is on the upswing across the country. When you come in for treatment, your doctor will administer a local anesthetic to the area where the cells will be harvested (hip for bone marrow and love handle area for fat cells). Once your cells are harvested, they are activated and injected either directly to the site of the problem or by IV back into your body. Most patients feel a little soreness for about 48 hours after the procedure but also report a quick return to normal activity within the next few days.
Stem cell therapy is a cutting edge option for people looking for a way to alleviate their pain without undergoing painful, invasive procedures to do so. The innovative therapy works with the organic processes of your body to stimulate natural healing and growth. Stem cells have “raw potential” which gives them the ability to mimic different cells all over your body. These miraculous cells work to repair and replace damaged or underperforming tissue. Stem cells are rich in growth factors that command a response from your body and kick starts the healing process. The restorative properties of stem cell therapy make it a perfect option for patients suffering from chronic orthopedic conditions. Stem cell therapy gives your body an opportunity to heal naturally, and when compared to invasive surgical procedures, stem cell therapy is the safest option.
A great way to ease your fears about this exciting procedure is to talk with someone face to face about the specific challenges you’re facing and your personal health goals. Click here to schedule your free consultation with the doctors at Dynamic Healthcare & Regenerative Medicine or call (502) 694-3560.