6 Questions to Ask About Stem Cell Therapy

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6 Questions to Ask About Stem Cell Therapy

With Regenerative Therapy becoming the latest remarkable advancement in treating and healing people with osteoarthritic joint pain, there’s been an increase in clinics offering this service.

 

At Ohio Therapy Centers we’ve offered Regenerative Therapy for well over a year now and have recently expanded our suite of services to include treatments like Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to umbilical cord blood (with live stem cells).

Our doctors are on staff every single (business) day with us helping people live pain-free lives.

Consumers should be aware of the misinformation that is widely circulated by clinics offering unproven treatments and flying in doctors from out-of-state for a day or two to perform the procedures, who are not involved in aftercare and rehabilitation.

If you are considering any Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy, do your research. Find out the history of the office, what treatment entails, and what the recovery will be like.

 

Make sure to ask these questions as well when considering Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy:

 

What are the qualifications of the physician or medical team? How long have they been doing the injections?

Find out their training and experience with Regenerative Therapy.

Our Specialized Doctors and Staff are in our offices daily and have successfully performed (collectively) thousands of joint injections.

 

Do you use a live stem cell product?

Bone marrow is one of the more well-known sources of adult stem cells, but research has uncovered that bone marrow cells lose abundance and potency with age.

Adipose-derived stem cells are another option clinics are using – these stem cells need to be spun down in a centrifuge and manipulated with chemical additives before injection.

While the chance of rejection is next to zero with both of these, the effectiveness is greatly reduced than if using an immune-privileged live stem cell product like umbilical cord blood containing mesenchymal stem cells.

Umbilical cord blood and amniotic allograft are most used at Ohio Therapy Centers. Here is a brief breakdown of each:

 

Umbilical Cord Blood / Live Stem Cells

  • Donors are selected following an intensive and complete medical review and pre-natal evaluation prior to delivery
  • Contains growth factors and an abundant amount of live cells, including stem cells
  • Derived exclusively from the umbilical cord after live c-section delivery of a baby
  • Immune-privileged so there is no chance of rejection.

100% Amniotic Allograft Injection

  • Acellular, frozen, non-irradiated, 100% pure amniotic fluid allograft
  • Retains its bioactivity with more than 200 growth factors proven present as well as hyaluronic acid and cytokines
  • Membrane and chorion free
  • Able to be injected through as small as a 30 gauge needle

 

What kind of results can I expect? Do you have patient testimonials?

While we’re seeing great outcomes with Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy, like all things in medicine, there are no guarantees.

Most patients feel a difference in pain and inflammation almost immediately. Clinically we expect significantly improved function in 1-3 months.

At our Elyria location, Xcell Medical Group, we have in-house testimonials, including our very own Dr. Nick, who experienced great results with amniotic allograft injection in his knee.

 

How much will the treatment cost?

For now, most of these Regenerative Therapies are not covered by insurance, don’t let anyone tell you different.

Our office provides not only an affordable price model but we also offer financing options that offer excellent payment plans; we also accept most major credit cards.

 

How are you sure of where the injection goes and if the stem cells are placed where needed most?

Make sure that the physician knows how to accurately inject the stem cells into the actual damaged or degenerated area of the joint; this is the only way for them to be fully effective.

Make sure your provider will use some form of imaging (ultrasound or fluoroscopy) to guide the injection. Do not go if the clinic is using a “blind injection” technique.

All of our Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy injections are performed with guided ultrasound.

 

What kind of follow-up treatments are needed?

Post-injection healing and treatments are important for maximizing your results.

A lot of clinics offer the injection and send you home with instructions for rehabilitation, with only a few follow-up appointments afterward. It is highly important to ask what the rehabilitation plan is and what the do’s and don’ts are following the injection.

At Ohio Therapy Centers, we treat the patient as a whole. Your rehabilitation plan may include any combination of the following:

  • Postural Assessments
  • Core Strengthening Exercises
  • Clinical Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Chiropractic

 


To find out more about Regenerative Therapy including Stem Cell Therapy options, request your FREE no-obligation appointment today by either filling out the form below or by calling our Stem Cell Hotline at 1-833-FOR APPT

Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy Consult

 

 


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Thinking About Regenerative Therapy?

Are you considering Regenerative Therapy?

 

A full suite of Regenerative Therapy treatments is now available for treating chronic osteoarthritic pain at our Physical Medicine locations: Xcell Medical Group in Elyria, Ohio Healthcare Partners in Fairlawn, Atlantic Medical Group in Canton, and Eastside Medical Group in Shaker Heights.

 

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 which 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 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 in 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.


 

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

Restore. Regenerate. Relieve.

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