Stem Cell Therapy
If you suffer from chronic back or joint pain, you’ve probably already tried pain pills, cortisone injections, and physical therapy, and you may even be trying to decide if it’s time to have surgery. But did you know that new advances in cellular medicine could help you avoid surgery and eliminate pain by harnessing the intelligence and healing abilities of your own cells?
Stem Cell Therapy Q & A
What is stem cell therapy?
Bone marrow contains a variety of nucleated cells, including stem cells, which have the potential to heal tissues, strengthen joints, and reduce or eliminate pain. Even after you reach adulthood, your body is filled with stem cells buried in blood vessels, adipose (fat) tissue and bone marrow.
For bone marrow concentrate (BMC) stem cell therapy, Dr. Silva extracts a small amount of bone marrow from your hip, isolates the cells into a concentrate, and then injects that concentrate precisely into the sites of injury using ultrasound or x-ray guidance.
By restoring damaged bone, cartilage, and soft tissues like tendons, ligaments, and muscles, you can alleviate pain and regain mobility. Stem cell therapy helps you avoid potentially disabling surgeries, steroid injections, and long-term medication use.
How does BMC stem cell therapy work?
When Dr. Silva extracts your bone marrow, he seeks to concentrate specialized cells known as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The MSCs have the ability to change into a wide range of other types of cells, including:
When injected into an injured area, these stem cells also stimulate other cells to accelerate their own healing process, so they can more easily and quickly repair themselves.
What are the benefits of stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy with BMC brings a number of benefits both in its ability to speed up your body’s natural healing and its tendency to revitalize areas of damage. Stem cell therapy can:
- Reduce inflammation
- Alleviate pain
- Repair soft tissues and bone
The stem cells release inflammatory and anti-inflammatory substances that stop your joints from creating an overreaction to pain. By repairing damaged tissue and growing healthy new tissue, BMC stem cell therapy removes the source of your pain.
Whether you’ve lost cartilage due to osteoarthritis or have torn or stretched your ligaments or tendons, BMC stem cells support the tissue they’ve been injected into. They also “inspire” damaged tissue to repair itself by providing essential growth factors.
Depending on the severity of your problem, you might need a series of PRP or BMC stem cell treatments over a series of months to repair your injuries and stop your pain.
To find out if BMC stem cell therapy can help you avoid surgery and give you a life of pain-free mobility, call to book a new patient consultation, or use the “Book Appointment” button below.