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Stem Cell Therapy: Side Effects & Aftercare

 

Two of the biggest trending questions about stem cell therapy, aside from insurance coverage and costs, are what is the aftercare from a stem cell therapy injection and are there any side effects.

 

We’re going to answer both of these questions today.

 

Stem Cell Therapy Side Effects

The products we use are FDA regulated as a human cell and tissue product (HCT/P) and are intended for homologous (human to human) use. Fortunately, the chances of a reaction towards this treatment are immeasurably small for most individuals.

ice pack for injection site painThe only side effects that have been reported are redness and slight swelling to the injection site. These side effects usually subside within a few hours or days after the procedure.

If this happens, we urge our patients to use ice packs on the injection site and do not take ibuprofen for the swelling, as NSAIDs can hinder the results of the regenerative injection.

 

Stem Cell Therapy Aftercare

While stem cell therapy remains a minimally evasive, safe, and effective treatment protocol for osteoarthritic joints like knees, shoulders, and hips, we do ask our patients to follow a simple routine of aftercare.

 

walking for recovery stem cellsWalking – We encourage our patients to get active just by walking. Walking is one of the best full-body, low-impact exercises. Once our patients receive a regenerative therapy injection, they find great joy in indulging in this once sometimes painful activity again.

 

Joint-Specific Exercises – We provide our patients with specific exercises to help rehabilitate the joint that has received a regenerative injection. These exercises and stretches can help patients increase their range of motion in conjunction with their post-injection therapy.

 

We also suggest to our patients that they keep a journal as to how they are experiencing the changes to their joint(s) after the regenerative injection.

A few items of interest our patients have told us include:

  • Being able to walk up and down the stairs without pain
  • Walking longer distances and durations
  • Ease in getting up from a seated position
  • No stiffness in the mornings when they wake up

 

weight loss as a result of stem cells injectionsWe should also mention that one of the best side effects of regenerative stem cell therapy injections is weight loss as a result of the increased physical activity!

 

 


 

Who doesn’t want a better quality of life?

What are you waiting for?

Results are best seen with osteoarthritic joints like knees, shoulders, and hips.

Sign up today for a free no-obligation consultation to see if you are a candidate for this remarkable new treatment option.

Call us at 1-833-FOR APPT (367-2778) or fill out the form below now!

 


 


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Thinking About Regenerative Therapy?

 

Are you considering Regenerative Therapy?

 

A full suite of Regenerative Therapy treatments is now available at Ohio Therapy Centers for treating chronic osteoarthritic pain.

 

This breakthrough treatment option provides pain relief and healing without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, hospital stays, or prolonged recovery and downtime from life.

By using a range of regenerative medicine treatments in conjunction with one another, we can help you reach a fuller recovery with fewer undesirable side effects.

 


 

Some of the most popular Regenerative Treatments we offer are:

 

Amniotic Allograft Injections

 

This tissue comes from the innermost layer of the placenta, the tissue that shields the fetus during pregnancy. Amniotic tissue, which is donated during C-section, is considered the only tissue that is universally appropriate for the purpose of transplants.

  • Contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates cartilage and promotes new cartilage growth.
  • Contain no steroids. Instead, the injections rely on naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agents, such as cytokines, which are small proteins released by cells that have a specific effect on the interactions between cells, on communications between cells or on the behavior of cells.
  • Contain growth factors, which stimulate tissue growth.
  • Carry no threat of patient rejection.

 

This tissue is accepted without the risk of rejection. All donors go through a rigorous screening process, as determined by the FDA and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).

 

Ohio Therapy Centers also offers Regenerative Therapy using Cord Blood Stem Cells

 

Cord Blood is very safe and effective for healing and repairing chronic osteoarthritic joint pain issues.

The cord blood stem cell treatments we use are derived exclusively from the umbilical cord after delivery of a baby, which is the safest and least-invasive method of extraction available.

Once again, all cord blood donors go through a rigorous screening process, as determined by the FDA and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).

 

Regenerative Therapy has been acknowledged in medical history across the world as a big discovery in natural healing.

 


 

How is Regenerative Therapy done?

 

After your initial consultation with our experienced doctors to see if this type of treatment can work for you, we schedule a time for you to come into our office for the procedure, which takes less than one hour to perform. 

Our Doctors, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners use ultrasound-guided imaging to find the best place to inject the matrix mixture of cells, growth factors, proteins, collagen, and hyaluronic acid into your joint. 

The matrix mixture starts to metamorphosize into different cells; this allows the growth factors to become tissue cells, bone cells, or other kinds that are needed in that area. This ability to become whatever cells are necessary for the affected area is what medical practitioners believe is so unique about Regenerative Therapy.

This huge number of growth factors injected into the body will help in healing the injuries at an accelerated pace. 

 


The best results for Regenerative Therapy are most often seen in osteoarthritic joints like the knees, hips, and shoulders.


 

We offer Regenerative Therapy at our Integrated Physical Medicine locations:

Xcell Medical Group in Elyria

Ohio Healthcare Partners in Fairlawn

Atlantic Medical Group in Canton

Eastside Medical Group in Shaker Heights

 

To find out more about this amazing and revolutionary breakthrough treatment option and to schedule your free consultation, please call our Regenerative Therapy Hotline.

1-833-FOR APPT (367-2778)

Restore. Regenerate. Relieve.

 

Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy Consult

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Holiday Neck Pain

Protecting your neck over the holidays

 

The holidays can be hard on your neck. Traveling, hosting guests, setting up decorations, and attending family events may require your body to move in ways it’s not used to doing. These activities can result in stiffness, soreness, or a sharp pain in the neck. 

Try these 4 tips to help keep your neck healthy and happy this holiday season.

 

1. Pack and travel smart

 

smart travel advice for neck pain holidays Eastside Medical Group ClevelandIf you travel this holiday season, you may have to carry luggage or sit in a cramped space for a long time, causing neck pain. Here are some ways to protect your neck while you travel:

Use a neck pillow. A travel-sized neck pillow helps keep your neck straight and upright so it doesn’t accidentally bend in an uncomfortable position.

Pack in multiple bags. Lifting luggage that’s too heavy can easily stress or injure your neck. Pack your travel items in multiple small bags instead of 1 large, heavy bag. Ask someone to help you take luggage in and out of your trunk or the overhead compartment on an airplane.

Bring heat/ice therapy. Heat therapy encourages blood flow and can reduce neck stiffness, and ice therapy helps reduce swelling and inflammation. So pack a heating pad, disposable heat wraps, and an ice wrap (or empty plastic bags you can later fill with ice) to use in case neck pain flares up.

 

2. Stick to a nutritious diet and exercise

 

eat healthy holidays Eastside Medical Group ClevelandThe holiday season can throw off your daily routine, and exercise is often the first item to get cut from a shifting schedule. Eating habits often change this time of the year, too, as many people enjoy home-cooked meals and delicious desserts with family and friends.

But if you commit to exercising and eating nutritiously over the holidays, your neck will thank you. A balanced diet, which includes adequate protein and plenty of fresh vegetables, supplies vitamins and healing properties that your soft tissues need. And an exercise program can help improve your cervical spine’s strength and flexibility, which may reduce the risk for neck pain.

 

3. Save your energy and know your limits

 

holiday relaxing Eastside Medical Cleveland healthy holidaysBefore the holidays arrive, consider which traditions and festivities are worth doing and which are too demanding. Some holiday activities, such as stringing up lights, baking cookies, and washing dishes are all physically strenuous and can cause or worsen neck pain.

Listen to what your body is telling you and decide ahead of time which activities to skip. Ask your family, friends, or neighbors to help carry out difficult chores. Take some time for yourself this holiday season, relaxing in bed with a good book or soaking in a warm bath.

 

4. Ask for gifts that help relieve neck pain

 

holliday gifts for neck pain Eastside Medical ClevelandIf you exchange gifts with loved ones to celebrate the holidays, here are a few items you can put on your wish list:

Massage therapy gift certificate. Massage therapy, such as a Swedish massage or deep tissue massage, can help you relax, encourage blood flow to your soft tissues, and reduce your perception of pain.

Pillow. The right pillow is the one that has just the right height and firmness for you and will help keep your neck in a supported position with neutral alignment.

Neck massage device. If you want to treat neck pain at home, you can bring the massage to you. Research the best neck massagers and muscle rollers on the market.

Neck pain can be especially difficult to handle during the holiday season. Using this list, you can try a few tips to see what helps you find relief.

 

Originally published on Spine-Health

 


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