Enduring chronic pain, especially in the joints and muscles, has led to knee replacement and other surgeries for many people. In 2017, stem cell treatment became available for the general public, and it has proven to be extremely beneficial, non-invasive, non-surgical, and requires no hospital stay or recovery period. The process begins with one injection in a single office visit.
Athletes have been using stem cell treatment to heal pulled ligaments, torn muscles, and injured knees and shoulder joints. Stem cells have also been used for over two decades with surgeons who had serious surgeries that needed intensive healing from within the body. The treatment is all-natural and has been researched to be effective and very successful for many orthopedic problems today.
Five Benefits of Orthopedic Stem Cell Treatment
Today, stem cell treatment is used as an outpatient treatment for
- Joint pain in knees, shoulders, hips, ankles, elbows caused by wear and tear or osteoarthritis.
- Muscle pain from torn or injured muscles.
- Back pain related to injured muscles, tissue or bone repair.
- Meniscus, ACL, or MCL tears
- Athletic or auto injuries including injured nerve tissue
How Does Stem Cell Treatment Work?
The unique property of stem cells is that they are able to copy and reproduce any type of cell that they become associated with. When injected into a knee with minimal cartilage, they reproduce cartilage; when they are injected into muscle tissue, they naturally reproduce muscle tissue. Add that quality to the fact that they multiply for months, and this is how thousands of people have found successful healing for their injuries and age-related issues.
Are You a Good Candidate?
In order to reach the maximum benefit for any stem cell treatment, your doctor will first discuss with you the pain you have been experiencing. Typically, an X-ray is taken of the area to determine if you would be a good candidate. If there is enough tissue remaining for the reproduction, then you may be a good fit for treatment. You can either have the injection at this time or you may come back at another appointment, whichever is more convenient for you. In as little as two weeks, you should begin to notice some relief, and as the process continues, and more cells are produced, more improvement occurs.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
Many people have canceled knee surgery after having stem cell treatment because they had considerable relief from the pain. If this sounds like an option you’d be interested in, please feel free to make an appointment with the office of Dr. Joseph Thomas. At our convenient location in Chicago, our caring and knowledgeable staff will be pleased to explain this option to you in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!