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 therapyinjection 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.
The 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 – 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
We 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!
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Results are best seen with osteoarthritic joints like knees, shoulders, and hips.
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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?
Stem 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?
Because 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.
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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.
Regenerative Therapy offers a number of remarkable benefits, which include the following:
1 – A Less Painful Treatment Option
Many conventional medical treatments involve painful therapies that may take weeks or months to offer full effectiveness.
Regenerative Therapy, by contrast, most often involves targeted injections of tissue into the exact place where they can do the most good. Most patients report lower levels of pain with regenerative therapies than with a number of other treatments.
With surgery, recovery often involves the healing of an incision site and may also require drainage tubes and other accessories.
The injection sites that are involved in regenerative therapy may leave behind minimal bruising and will cause only minimal discomfort. With some procedures, the process itself is painless due to the use of mild anesthetics. In most cases, the regenerative treatment can be completed in as little as 30 minutes in our office.
During recovery, we suggest icing the treated area for 10 to 20 minutes every two to three hours – this should suffice for coping with any resulting discomfort if there happens to be any. Most people report few, if any, side effects from regenerative medicine treatments.
Treatment with regenerative therapy is not instantaneous. It will take time for your body to regenerate tissue. However, during healing, you will feel far less pain than you would during healing from both an injury and surgery.
Regenerative therapy can also be used in conjunction with other treatments such as chiropractic, exercise, and massage, to offer faster healing. By using these complementary therapies together, you can experience a cessation of pain more quickly and possibly avoid more painful treatments down the line.
2 – A Non-Surgical Option
Ohio Therapy Centers focuses on offering the least invasive treatments as the first line of attack against acute or chronic injuries or illnesses as well as joint degeneration as a result of osteoarthritis.
Surgical treatment options often involve weeks or months of recovery time. Even minimally invasive surgeries may require extensive healing before you can begin to feel the full benefits.
With regenerative medicine therapy, you can get treatment in a way that is completely non-surgical.
Most therapies involve an injection of tissue into the injured area. The small injection will, instead of leaving a surgical incision, leaves a small affected area that will heal far more quickly.
3 – Personalized Medicine
Many regenerative therapy treatments use the patient’s cells.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), for instance, begins by drawing your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to extract platelets and plasma. These tissues are then injected into an injured part of your body, where they can begin helping the body part heal more fully, naturally.
Individual cells in the body join together into blocks to form tissue. These tissues can include muscle, bone, tendon and other structures. In general, groups of cells come together and secrete substances that become their own support structures.
After an injury or with age, the body’s ability to do this effectively on its own may be hampered.
Certain regenerative medical treatments rely on introducing greater concentrations of the body’s growth factors to allow healing to happen more rapidly and completely.
Research on self-healing continues to show that these regenerative therapies can offer excellent outcomes for patients.
By using the patient’s tissue to augment the natural healing processes, we increase the chances that therapy will be effective and that the patient’s body will be able to heal more effectively than it could on its own.
Platelet-rich plasma injections
– Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections administer concentrated platelets from the patient’s own blood into damaged cartilage and tendons to reduce pain and to aid in the healing process.
– PRP rebuilds these tissues and can be used for common tendon injuries, such as tennis elbow, and to repair cartilage due to osteoarthritis or other damage.
– PRP injections consist of extracting a blood sample, concentrating the platelets and injecting them into injured areas of the body.
– PRP injections are sometimes performed in a series, but many patients only require one injection to see results.
4 – Low Chance of Rejection
When synthetic materials or most tissues from a donor are used in therapy, there is a chance that the body will reject these materials and attack them as invaders. This immune response can counteract any therapeutic benefit and may even lead to materials having to be removed.
As mentioned above, many regenerative medicine procedures, such as PRP therapy, use your cells as part of the therapy. These cells are already known to your body and thus come with very little chance of rejection.
Other procedures utilize human amniotic tissue.
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.
– Acellular, frozen, non-irradiated, 100% pure amniotic fluid allograft
– Retains its bioactivity with more than 200 growth factors proven present
– Membrane and chorion free
– Able to be injected through as small as a 30 gauge needle
Another treatment we use is Cord Blood with Live Stem Cells
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells in our bodies that have the capacity to change into any healthy cell in our body. Meaning they can change into skin, bone, heart, and muscle cells to name a few. They have the ability to replicate substantially as compared to normal somatic cells such as skin. Stem cells are located throughout our body in almost every organ and tissue such as bone marrow, fat, teeth, muscles, etc.
However, as other cells in our body, stem cells also age as we do. That is why this form of Regenerative Therapy uses stem cells from umbilical cord which are young and healthy.
The stem cell treatments we use are derived exclusively after delivery of a baby, which is the safest and least-invasive method of extraction available.