If you’re looking for a natural healing treatment for recurrent back pain or soft tissue injuries, you may want to consider stem cell therapy. At Priority You MD in Clearwater, FL, we are proud to offer stem cell treatments. Using cells from your own body, this treatment process has been proven to be highly effective for improving mobility, healing stubborn wounds, and more.
How Long Does It Take To Get Results From Stem Cell Therapy?
The results here will vary from person to person. Some patients report improvement in their condition in as little as a few days. More typically you can expect to be feeling healed and well in four to six weeks.
What Are Stem Cells?
When cells are first generated, before they’ve been assigned to a particular job in your body, they are ripe with potential. These cells can become any kind of cell: muscle cells, skin cells, or any other of the number of different cells that make up the body. This stage – before they have been assigned a place in the body – is the stem cell stage. Only through the process of differentiating can these new stem cells take up their role in the body.
Stem cells can be extracted from many places in the body, including the umbilical cord, fatty tissue, blood, and bone marrow. Regardless of their place of origin, the stem cells have the same potential to self-renew and differentiate into a new cell type. While everyone generates stem cells, these regenerative cells become less abundant in the body as we age.
The Healing Potential of Stem Cells
Scientific research has found that cells in these initial stages can be harvested and converted into any kind of cell that may be needed. This research has been applied in many areas of medical science, including treatment of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, brain and spinal cord injury, heart disease, wound healing, vision impairment, and even regrowing teeth.
By using stem cells collected from the body of a patient, scientists can heal various ailments by converting the cells into the needed tissue cells. While the full scope of healing potential has yet to be uncovered, stem cell therapy has shown great promise in the medical field.
What Is Stem Cell Therapy?
The idea of stem cell treatments may sound like something cooked up in the pages of a science fiction novel, but healing the body with its own cells has recently become a viable treatment option. Stem cell therapy is the process by which tissues that have been damaged by injury or disease can be repaired using stem cells. While stem cells can be harvested from your body for your treatment, these cells can also be collected from the body of a healthy donor. The stem cells, once collected, are then used to heal small areas of injury within the body.
This treatment is also known as “regenerative medicine”, as it uses the ability of the stem cell to differentiate into new cells in order to regenerate tissue in the body. The process has been successfully used to create heart-like cells from adult bone marrow, thereby allowing scientists to repair damaged heart tissue in patients suffering from heart disease. Regenerative medicine is on the cutting-edge of medical science and has shown to be ripe with potential.
How Do Stem Cell Treatments Work?
The process of creating new cells (i.e. differentiating) plays a critical role in stem cell treatments. It is this process that gives this therapy such healing potential. The stem cells can be reproduced and used to heal large areas of tissue damage. Transplanted stem cells can even be used to heal nerve cells. Many diseases, as well as their treatments, such as chemotherapy, can create extensive damage to the body’s tissue. By adapting to your body, stem cells can be used as an effective and natural treatment for regenerating and repairing lost and damaged tissue.
What To Expect at Your Appointment
The process is performed in the comfort of our office and is non-surgical and minimally invasive. Treatment involves administering stem cells to the targeted treatment area of the body via injection, thereby influencing your body’s own natural healing capabilities. First, the stem cells need to be extracted from the body and prepared for injection. After the cells have been prepared, our highly-trained technicians will inject the cells into your body. This should take no longer than 15 minutes. The injected stem cells will then help your body to do the work of regenerating the damaged or lost tissue.
The treatment process takes from 45 minutes to an hour to complete fully. Physical therapy may be recommended as a complementary therapy, depending on what condition is being targeted by your treatments. Once your appointment has concluded, you’ll be able to resume your daily activities as per normal. You may wish to have someone drive you home from your appointment so you can give your body some time to rest.
How Long Will the Benefits Last?
Following your treatment, strenuous activities should be avoided for roughly two weeks. This includes playing sports and strenuous exercise. You want to minimize any stress on your body as the stem cell treatment works so your body can recover effectively from the injury or pain being treated.
You can expect the effects of this treatment to be long-lasting; in some cases, stem cell treatment recipients have seen results lasting as long as ten years. In the case of recurrent conditions, such as arthritis, you may need to book follow-up treatments.
Who Can Benefit From Stem Cell Treatments?
Stem cell treatments can aid with recovery from a large number of ailments and conditions. It can regenerate lost cells, repair damaged cells, and even return feeling to injured nerve cells. It has shown promising results in minimizing scar tissue, promoting soft tissue repair and reconstruction, and reducing inflammation and pain. A good candidate for stem cell treatments will have realistic expectations about their treatment. Using stem cells can greatly increase the quality of life, but may not necessarily be able to cure your affliction.
This treatment has been proven to help with autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s, and COPD. It has been shown to manage the symptoms of these afflictions for an extended period of time. Those struggling with the symptoms of autoimmune diseases may benefit greatly from receiving this treatment.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis; those affected will suffer stiffness, pain, and mobility issues in the affected joints. While many treatment options are available for this condition, including medications and surgeries, stem cells are one of the most effective methods of treatment for osteoarthritis. The treatment is less invasive and can actually work to repair the damaged tissue to mitigate the effects of this ailment.
Torn Muscles and Soft Tissue Injury
A soft tissue injury (or ligament sprain) occurs when your ligaments are stretched beyond their natural capacity, resulting in a tear. Soft tissue injury and muscle tears can not only cause severe pain, but they can also make mobility and daily life difficult. Without proper therapeutic treatments, these injuries can take a long time to heal. Stem cell treatments can help to naturally regenerate the tissue that has been damaged in a torn muscle or ligament, thereby decreasing your recovery time.
An ACL injury can pose a serious risk to your quality of life. The knees are a difficult area to treat when injured; however, stem cell treatments have been proven effective in the treatment of this injury. The use of stem cells can significantly speed up the healing process
Tendonitis arises as a result of excessive exercise or overworking of the joints, causing the tendon to become inflamed. This can lead to significant discomfort and mobility issues. When not properly treated, tendonitis can develop into arthritis or even thyroid disorders. Luckily, the use of stem cell treatments can not only speed up the healing process, but prevent further injury or complications.
Stubborn Back Pain
Chronic back pain can severely impede your quality of life. This condition is unfortunately quite common; many Americans suffer through their daily activities while experiencing stubborn back pain. Chronic pain in the back, as well as the neck, can both be treated with stem cells.
Start Your Stem Cell Treatments Today
Our state-of-the-art stem cell treatments can help reduce the pain of injuries or ailments, minimize scar tissue from wounds, and increase your mobility. It’s safe, effective, and scientifically proven to yield excellent results. To start down the path to greater health, book your initial consultation at Priority You MD in Clearwater, FL today.