Over the years, stem cell therapy has become a phenomenon, and over the last few years’ awareness about the effectiveness of the procedure has grown significantly. As a result, other specialists and non-specialists are catching on, making certain types of cellular therapy available within their own practices. A doctor’s job is to offer their patients the best quality care and possible solutions to maintain a good quality of life. Although, often times, doctors are not educated enough, or overlook the major details of the conditions they treat. It is important to understand that what matters most is experience and knowledge. Turns out, that not all stem cell therapies are created equal, as everyone is different.
Since 1981, stem cell therapy – also known as regenerative medicine – has utilized stem cells to promote the reparative response of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue. The stem cells are prepared in a lab beforehand, and can be manipulated into specific types of cells based on specialized need, such as heart muscle cells, blood cells or nerve cells. While stem cell therapy requires no invasive surgery, these stem cells called placental-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are prepared beforehand, and injected directly into the area of pain or injury in your joint, muscle, ligament, or tendon.
The objective of this procedure is simply to relieve pain while the new stem cells stimulate your body to repair itself and heal faster, by generating healthy tissue. Stem cell therapy has recently had a major breakthrough within the medical field, particularly in the field of Orthopedics, due to the treatment’s potential ability to allow the body to heal itself, cure arthritis pain, and other chronic or acute pain from injuries.
Stem Cell Therapy Benefits:
- Rapid pain relief
- Promotes healing without surgery
- Aids in the regeneration of healthy tissues
- No down time
- Less risks than surgery
Is it right for you?
You may ask, am I a good candidate for Stem Cell Therapy? The answer is that everyone is different, and your body might respond differently to it than others. However, the future of stem cells is a promising one; thousands of studies, trials, and research have shown that people of all ages can benefit from regenerative medicine. The goal of any orthopedic treatment is to get you back to the activities you enjoy without pain or disability, and stem cell therapy can make that happen faster than traditional methods. As research has shown, this is a low-risk alternative to orthopedic surgery that does work.
If you think you may be a candidate for Stem Cell Therapy, call OrthoSurgeons at (501) 663)-6455 to set up a consultation with Dr. Hefley.