Stem Cell Therapy: Side Effects & Aftercare

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Stem Cell Therapy: Side Effects & Aftercare

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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Stem Cell Therapy: Is it Right for You?

Stem Cell Therapy is one of the newest, most versatile, safe, and highly effective non-invasive medical treatments available today.

 

Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy uses your own body’s healing capacity to transform damaged cells into new, healthy cells. These new cells then replicate, creating additional new, healthy cells; these cells can become a range of cell types, including but not limited to bone cells, cartilage cells, and muscle cells.

Stem Cells grow into healthy versions of unhealthy or damaged cells, resulting in faster healing and providing alternatives to costly, painful, and invasive surgeries. 

There’s no doubt Stem Cell Therapy has been a tremendous benefit for countless patients who want to be free of pain and get back to an active and healthy lifestyle.

 

We’re sure you are wondering about Stem Cell Therapy and if it will work for you.

The biggest question we encounter is, am I a good candidate for this remarkably new non-invasive treatment option?

The questions below will help you determine whether or not you should pursue Stem Cell Therapy.

 

♦ Do you suffer from chronic joint pain due to osteoarthritis or an acute joint injury?

knee pain surgery or stem cellsStem Cell Therapy has proven most successful in the treatment of chronic joint pain associated with osteoarthritis in areas such as knees, hips, elbows, ankles, and wrists.

How successful? While clinical tests routinely delivered an 85% success rate, our offices have around a 98% success rate with our patients experiencing life-changing benefits thanks to Stem Cell Therapy.

 

♦ Would you rather have a less invasive, drug-free, long-term treatment for your chronic pain?

Stem Cell Therapy is, for many patients, the best alternative to highly-invasive, painful, and potentially ineffective joint replacement surgery.

With Stem Cell Therapy, patients typically begin feeling relief a few weeks after the initial procedure — some of our patients have told us it’s almost overnight — and this relief often continues for years, resulting in decreased pain and increased mobility WITHOUT SURGERY or the need for addictive prescription meds for pain!

 

♦ Do you want to avoid surgery if possible?

Stem Cell Therapy heals the disease or damage causing the pain, because of this, Stem Cell Therapy is an effective alternative to many traditional joint repair surgeries like knee replacement. Plus, there is no downtime!

Patients who receive Stem Cell injections often delay the need for surgery for many years, sometimes even longer. Because stem cells heal the treated areas, many patients find they no longer need surgery at all.

 

♦ Are you interested in a non-invasive treatment that can be performed in-office with no negative side-effects and a high success rate?

amniotic allograft cord blood stem cellsBecause Stem Cell Therapy uses an amniotic allograft and/or cord blood stem cells from viable donors — all donors go through a rigorous screening process, as determined by the FDA and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) — to heal or replace damaged cells, patients are not at risk of many side-effects common invasive joint replacement surgery.

The procedure itself takes about 15 minutes in our office to perform and once again, most of our patients have reported an almost overnight relief of their pain, with an almost 98% success rate with our patients.

 


Still not sure if Stem Cell Therapy is right for you?

Come to one of our free lunch or dinner talks to find out more or fill out the form below to schedule your free one on one consultation with our knowledgeable doctors and staff.

We are here to answer all your questions about Stem Cell Therapy and look forward to finding out if you are a good candidate for this remarkable treatment option.


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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

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