Stem Cell Therapy
Musculoskeletal injuries are painful and may be life limiting. Conservative treatments tend to provide only temporary symptom relief, and surgical treatment of many musculoskeletal injuries and conditions often fails to heal well or requires a long recovery and rehabilitation.
Stem cells are our body’s natural resource for cell and tissue repair and renewal. As we age, the regenerative capacity of our stem cells declines, and can lead to various age-related diseases and conditions, and poor capacity healing and repair of injuries. Since we live longer and are more active musculoskeletal injury and disease increase. The result is more disability and poorer quality of life.
Stem cell therapy offers the opportunity to repair and heal worn out and damaged tissues naturally, without the need for surgery. Stem cells modulate the immune response to injury, regenerate musculoskeletal tissues and prevent tissue damage. The result is improved mobility, better quality of life and better outcomes.
- What are stem cells?
- How do stem cells work?
- What is stem cell therapy?
- Benefits of stem cell therapy
- Am I a good candidate?
- Stem cell therapy can treat:
What are stem cells?
Stem cells have the unique ability for self-renewal, and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have the potential to differentiate into bone, cartilage, ligament and tendon tissues which the body uses to maintain, repair and rebuild tissue. MSCs can be obtained from bone, tendon, skin, adipose tissue, umbilical cord blood and amniotic fluid.
Studies have focused on the ability of stem cells to promote fracture healing, regenerate articular cartilage in degenerated joints, heal ligaments and tendon injuries, and more. Stem cells are used in lieu of surgery, to enhance nonsurgical treatments and to augment healing as part of the surgical procedure. The use of stem cells to regenerate tissues is called regenerative medicine.
How do stem cells work?
MSCs work by replacing impaired and failing cells with healthy cells to heal and maintain damaged tissues. They naturally release anti-inflammatory chemicals that decrease inflammation and pain. MSCs create new blood cells to improve healing, especially in tissues with a poor blood supply including cartilage, tendons and ligaments. The result is tissue regeneration, pain relief, and improved function.
What is stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy is the procedure that harnesses the regenerative capacity of naturally occurring stem cells and targets them to specific areas for renewal. We can treat a diverse range of injuries and conditions with stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy is regenerative joint preservation and is a vital and viable option to eliminate pain and restore function, safely and with low risk.
Benefits of stem cell therapy
Stem cell therapy provides accelerated healing and pain relief that can last years, and in some cases, can permanently eliminate pain and disability. The goal is to reduce pain, improve function and eliminate the need for surgery. Stem cell therapy can reduce the need for extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation, usually needed after surgery or an injury.
Stem cell therapy can help prevent the onset of arthritis and help patients avoid joint replacement surgery. It is the only therapy that can halt the progression of osteoarthritis.
Am I a good candidate?
If you suffer with joint, tendon, or ligament pain or joint arthritis, and desire to improve your quality of life, and avoid invasive surgery and potential complications, stem cell therapy may be for you.
Not everyone is a candidate for stem cell therapy. The only way to know if you are a good candidate, schedule a consultation.
Each patient receives a complete evaluation to diagnose their condition, and determine their suitability for the treatment, including review of the patient’s medical history and physical examination. Imaging studies will be necessary to rule out other possible diagnoses.
Stem cell therapy can treat:
- osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle or elbow
- damaged cartilage and bone within a joint
- spine pain
- muscle, tendon and ligament tears
- labral injuries of the shoulder and hip, and
- other joint conditions that can benefit from stem cell therapy
At Physicians Rehabilitation, every patient receives a customized treatment plan based on their needs and is designed to produce superior results. The health-restoring benefits improve quality of life and in some cases, patients can avoid surgical treatment and lengthy recovery. For your convenience, we have offices in Fort Myers, Lady Lake, Naples, Port Charlotte and Sun City Center Florida. Contact us to learn about how stem cell therapy can restore your health.