This regenerative option involves utilizing the patient’s own stem cells and combining that with the patient’s own platelet rich plasma (PRP) to create a potent mixture of activated stem cells and platelets. By adding the platelets to the stem cell concentrate, we allow all the growth factors from the PRP to begin to activate the stem cells immediately.
ISPINE Regenerative Medicine Division
WHY CHOOSE STEM CELL THERAPY?
Regenerative medicine or stem cell therapy offers an excellent option for treating orthopedic ailments. Stem cell therapy performed by our team of doctors is an innovative way to use your body's own stem cells to treat chronic painful orthopedic problems (knees, hips, shoulders, feet/ankles) or spinal disc injuries and conditions that have not improved following conservative, non-surgical treatments. Many of our patients visit us after exhausting all other remedies and want an alternative to invasive surgery.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR STEM CELL THERAPY?
To determine if you are a good candidate for stem cell therapy we review your history, perform a physical examination, and determine whether Xrays and/or an MRI are needed. If you are a good candidate for the procedure, a member of our team will explain how stem cell therapy works and what will happen throughout the procedure, and answer any other questions you may have. Here is a brief synopsis of a typical procedure:
- You will be given IV anesthesia or sedation, similar to what you would receive for a colonoscopy. Even though you may be awake and talking during the stem cell therapy procedure, you should have very little, if any, recollection of the procedure itself.
- An experienced international pain specialist or trained physician will remove some of your bone marrow. This process is brief and our team will ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure.
- The stem cells will then be injected back into your body in the area of damage or injury to aid in natural healing.
- The entire procedure will take about 45 minutes.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
After a brief period of recovery from the anesthesia, you can go home, returning to your pre-procedure activity levels. A personal plan will be devised for your after-care and may include recommendations for physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy or acupuncture to encourage the growth of your stem cells throughout your recovery process.
STEM CELL THERAPY
stem cells are extracted from your body and used to treat painful conditions by regenerating the damaged tissue.
At ISPINE, we’re an early pioneer into providing advanced stem cell treatments as alternatives to conventional intervention techniques. When appropriate, stem cell therapy may be a better option than surgery for many patients. There are many advantages to stem cell treatment over surgery including faster recovery, less pain, lower cost, decreased or eliminated need to immobilize with a sling or cast and other benefits as well. Before any procedure takes place, we will meet with you for an initial consultation to evaluate your injuries and determine the best option for you.
Joint replacement surgery involves the amputation of the biological joint and replacement with a synthetic prosthesis. Stem cell therapy treatment technology has advanced considerably to give us sophisticated alternatives to joint replacement surgery. Joint replacement surgery is very difficult and painful and can result in negative long term side effects. The risks of joint prostheses include higher heart attack and stroke risk, absorbed prostheses metals and particulates into the bloodstream and of course, the removal of a natural joint to replace with an artificial joint. Stem Cell therapy treatments actually target the damaged cell tissues with specially programmed stem cells taken from your adipose tissue (fat cells). These cells are programmed to intervene within damaged tissues and regenerate healthy cells. This can dramatically improve the function of the joint, resulting in increased mobility, decreased pain, and an overall better quality of life. All of this is completed without high impact surgical interventions.
This therapy is the perfect treatment for anyone looking for an overall boost in their health and vitality. It combines stem cell therapy and hormone replacement therapy in synergy to combat the ailments caused by hormone imbalance - which may be a result of stress, toxins, and other natural factors - as well as to address aging throughout the body. Hormone imbalance in men and women can lead to a laundry list of symptoms including fatigue, lowered libido, depression, changes in mood and body composition, hair loss, difficulty concentrating, etc. As a combined therapy, the integrated approach is what makes it an extremely attractive and effective option to those seeking to improve their general health and restore balance to their body’s hormonal and other systems.
Do you want to see if this is the right treatment for you? We are happy to offer a free consultation with one of our board-certified physicians to answer any questions you may have, and to see if you would be a good candidate for treatment.
This regenerative option involves utilizing the patient’s own stem cells and combining that with the patient’s own platelet rich plasma (PRP) to create a potent mixture of activated stem cells and platelets. By adding the platelets to the stem cell concentrate, we allow all the growth factors from the PRP to begin to activate the stem cells immediately. Experience has shown that patients who receive our unique combination of activated platelets and Stem Cells begin to notice results approximately 30% sooner when compared to patients that have received just stem cells without platelets. Additionally, those same patients show sustained improvement over a longer period of time.
This option combines your plasma, platelets, and stem cells to activate the mixture and increase efficacy. It therefore provides for the most effective regeneration of damaged tissue. Whether we are treating a degenerative arthritic knee, hip, elbow, or hand, or repairing a knee ligament, torn rotator cuff, or other torn muscle, this option gives your body the best chance to heal, naturally, without drugs and without going under the knife. The therapy allows us to use your body’s healing mechanism to heal damaged tissue by isolating, then concentrating your healing cells (as described above) and then precisely injecting those cells into damaged tissue. Combining the platelets and stem cells with cold laser therapy to further accelerate healing is a unique process that has been have developed here at ISPINE. Our experience has shown that when we combine Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), adult stem cells, and high intensity laser light with other traditional pain modulating therapies, patients experience reduced pain and increased function quicker than when any of these modalities are used alone.