Thursday, November 13, 2014

Treating an Elbow Injury with Stem Cell Therapy

Recovering from a sports related injury is often difficult to do, but with stem cell therapy, treating your deteriorating or injured joints can be done – while alleviating a great deal of the pain.

Regardless if your elbow injury is caused by a trauma or Tennis Elbow, stem cell (regenerative) therapy can help with the repair process. There are no guarantees that the procedure will work 100% of the time – although studies have shown that stem cell therapy is more likely to be successful if you are in good health when you have the therapy done.

The stem cells in your body are used to repair your elbow, so you’re technically using your own body to repair itself. These cells are taken from bone or fat in your body, and then the cells are injected into the elbow, precisely where the injury exists. These cells work to heal your elbow by renewing it. The pain in your elbow may very well also decrease as a result of stem cell therapy.

Stem cell therapy consists of injections; the number of injections you receive will vary on a case-by-case basis. For example, some patients will only need a total of three injections over a course of a few months, while others could need a series of four injections. After each injection, you may begin to notice an improvement with the flexibility in your elbow.  

Although each patient will experience different levels of pain and reaction to stem cell therapy, most patients do report feeling soreness in their elbow after each injection; however, the pain does decrease.

To learn more about treatment for your sports related injury, contact Dr. Damon Noto of the Spine & Joint Center in New Jersey at 201-288-PAIN.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Recovering After A Stem Cell Treatment

When you have had stem cell treatment, you will need to take care of yourself once the procedure is done. The road to recovery depends on your ability to take care of your body. You will need to be cautious and careful in order for the treatment to help you combat long-term conditions and injuries.

You are your body’s best advocate. Remember that your new cells are going to be delicate and tender; therefore, you will need to give special attention and care to ensure that they are able to grow and help you heal. You will need to take control of your body and be extra kind to your new cells.

Your body will typically tell you how it feels about participating in certain activities, but a good rule to follow is: if it hurts, do not do it! Even though stem cell therapy works to reduce pain and help you recover from injuries, the procedure will leave your body sore after it has been done. Over time, that soreness will ease, but you will need to cautiously proceed with activities going forward. You will generally experience discomfort and pain within the first week of treatment, but this will vary from person-to-person. Muscle spasms are not uncommon after stem cell treatment. You can alternate cold and hot pressure to help with muscle spasms and inflammation.

Although you want to use caution with activities, it is a good idea to move around and walk frequently. Do not go up and down stairs within the first two weeks after injections. You should definitely avoid running and lifting weights within week one and two post-procedure. As time goes on, you can increase your activity. For instance, you can swim or use an elliptical machine three to four weeks after injections, but you should avoid running on the treadmill until week two or three post-procedure.

Remember not to overdo it, regardless of how great you feel. Your body still needs to heal. To learn more about stem cell treatment, comment below, or contact us directly.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Joint Pain Impacting Your Physical Activity?

If you participate in sports, and have been sidelined with an injury, you do not have to quit – just yet. Thanks to stem cell therapy, there is a way to treat the pain, and to help your joints regain flexibility.

There are different sports injuries that you could suffer from, including those that impact your knees, shoulders, and elbows. Stem cell therapy could help repair your torn ligaments or tendons, and help you recover from the injury or medical condition. You no longer have to say goodbye to a sports activity that you play professionally or for leisure. Your body can use stem cells in order to repair itself. These injections into your shoulders, knee, and elbows can help attract other stem cells to the injured areas of your body. The injections could also help transform the cells into new tissues, such as cartilage.

Stem cell therapy has been known to combat long-term problems that are associated with cartilage damage. You will typically need to have a series of three or four injections to help treat your sports injury, but you can have more. This is known as follow-up treatment.

 If you have suffered from a sports related injury, do not give up hope. Stem cell therapy is a method that could help you reduce the pain associated with the injury, and it could help you recover from the injury. Quitting sports or physical activity, and giving into the injury should never be your answer. Stem cell therapy has helped many people save their professional careers, or continue on with sports activities done for leisure.

To learn more, feel free to leave a comment below, or contact us directly. You will receive the information you need pertaining to stem cell therapy, and how it could help you recover from a sports related injury.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Your Own Body Could Be Your Best Defense

Over time, our bodies inevitably slow down and our joints, or the connections where two or more bones meet, fatigue as well. Examples of our joints include the elbows, hips, knees and shoulders. 

Degenerative joint disease, not uncommon as we advance into the years of our lives, is the inflammation of joints and their surrounding tissue. This can occur due to aging, the overuse of our joints, and/or injuries to them. Swelling and stiffness in these junctions, muscle pains, sprains and tears can all lead to discomfort, making it difficult to function in everyday activities. Unfortunately, our “advancing” bodies take longer amounts of time to heal.

Fortunately, stem cell therapy has been particularly successful in treating joints and joint disease. This is the process of taking healthy stem cells from the patient's body and then combining them with the extracted, platelet-rich blood of the patient. Once processed or concentrated, the cells are administered back into the body to the problematic area. Ultimately, the healing of the afflicted area occurs as the stem cells grow and revitalize into new cells and tissue. A successful administration of stem cell therapy can relieve or drastically reduce the patient’s pain. Additionally, the patient will see greater functionality in joint use. When all is said and done, the patient is able to heal using his or her own stem cells.

If you have joint disease and are looking for an alternative method to ease your discomfort, consider regenerative medicine. Feel free to comment below, or contact us directly.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Stay in the Game with Regenerative Therapy

Even professional athletes can attest to the fact that regenerative therapy is a good option for individuals who have suffered from sports related injuries. You may not need to have major surgery in order to recover from an injury, or to ease the pain while you are going through the healing process. Consider learning more about regenerative therapy.

Using your Own Body 
With regenerative therapy, you can use your own body parts to heal and reduce pain. The regenerative cells are taken from you and transplanted into the affected areas of your body. With regenerative therapy, the treatment will not only repair your body, but it could reverse a variety of medical diseases and conditions.

The regenerative cells are harvested from your peripheral blood, bone marrow, or fat. This is done to help eliminate any cell rejection. The number of treatments you will need for your sports related injury will depend on how your body reacts to the stem cell treatment.

 Individuals do not need to wait on an organ donor list if regenerative therapy is an option available to them. This medical treatment can use your cells to help create the living and functional tissues needed to repair your organs that have been damaged due to:

  • Sports related injuries 
  • Age 
  • Disease 
  • Congenital defects 

Treatment You Can Depend On 
You can stay in the game by skipping out on major surgery and having a certified physician treat you with regenerative therapy. Dr. Damon Noto of is a licensed medical doctor who can treat you, and help you get back into the swing of your everyday life. Contact Spine & Joint Center, or call 201-288-7246, to learn more about regenerative therapy, and why it could be your best option for treating your sports related injury.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

What is PRP and Why is it Used with Stem Cell Therapy?

Your healing will depend on many factors, and platelets are the most important. The mixture of serum and concentrated platelets are known as PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma. Many people are under the assumption that PRP and stem cells are the same, but that is not true. So, let’s clarify the difference.

Although both use your body’s very own natural reparative factors in order to harness the healing resources of your body to repair any injured tissues, these two treatments are different; however, PRP treatments are used repeatedly to help find stems cells that are in treated areas. PRP has the ability to repair mild damage. When PRP is injected into your body, the cells will release growth factors – as well as other proteins – that promote wound healing within your body’s soft tissues and bones.

The growth factors that platelets contain are used to ramp up healing. When growth factors – PRP – are added to cells, the cells react by working harder, and at a much faster rate. PRP is used with stem cell therapy in a variety of healing situations, including:

  • Tendon Injuries
  • Surgery 
  • Healing Healing of Nonunion Fractures 
  • and more… 

Even though stem cell therapy is much more advanced, PRP treatment is becoming well-known by the mainstream media – as well as surgeons and medical professionals around the world. PRP may not be stem cell therapy, but when it is paired with the treatment, it becomes an important factor of rejuvenation medicine; in the future, PRP is expected to take on a much larger therapeutic role.

At Stem Cell Therapy, we will use more than one injection to help maximize on the results. The doses of PRP that we inject help enhance tissue repair and healing, at an accelerated pace. Contact us to learn more about PRP, and why we use it with stem cell therapy.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Stem Cell Therapy For A Shoulder Injury

It is a fact that the human body is made of many specialized cells. These billions of cells form tendons, cartilage, skin, muscles, and more. Day after day, these cells will repeat what is known as the degenerative and regenerative process. When this happens, old cells die, but new cells are born from stem cells – and they will have the unique capability of creating other cells.

When your tissues are injured, the degenerative process will exceed the regenerative process, and your tissue structure will become weaker and less functional; you will also experience pain. Thanks to stem cell therapy, you can help the injured tissues heal, and this includes Stem Cell Therapy for Shoulder Injury.

Your body will keep a supply of stem cells available that could repair your injured and degenerated tissue. It is very easy for these stem cells to be retrieved in order to use them on your shoulder for therapeutic purposes. Remember that a shoulder injury can be extremely painful, especially since we use the shoulder for a wide range of motion each day. To help repair your injury – and reduce the amount of pain associated with the shoulder injury – stem cell therapy is used.

We can withdraw stem cells from your body fat or bone marrow, and then we will re-inject them once they have been concentrated through a centrifuge process. When these stem cells are re-injected into the body, the natural healing and repairing process begins.

If you have a shoulder injury, we may be able to use this regenerative procedure to help repair your shoulder, and alleviate the pain you are experiencing as a result of the injury. With this type of therapy, you are less likely to experience infections and blood clots, as well as other risks associated with surgery. Although no guarantees can be made, many patients have experienced alleviated pain, and improved range of motion in their shoulder after one injection. Some patients will need multiple injections before a change is noticed.

Would you like to find out if you are a candidate for stem cell therapy? Call Spine & Joint Center in New Jersey at 201-288-PAIN to learn more or request a consultation with Dr. Damon Noto.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Regenerative Medicine/Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

The technology of Regenerative Medicines using stem cells to create living and functional tissues to regenerate and repair tissue and organs in the body that are damaged due to age, disease and congenital defects is on the cutting edge. The possibilities are literally unlimited.

Stem cells have the power to enter these damaged areas and regenerate new cells and tissues by performing a repair and a renewal process, restoring functionality. Regenerative medicine has the potential to aid in the restoration of failing or impaired tissues. Many medical issues can be alleviated with this technology. Imagine generating new tissue and organs that will replace those damaged by cancer. Imagine using stem cells for regenerative disc therapy to aid in the repair of herniated discs and sciatica, alleviating the pain associated with them. Back injuries and pain affects a majority of our population. The use of regenerative medicine will give many people back their quality of life.

Regenerative medicine is an emerging branch of medicine with the goal of restoring organ and/or tissue function for patients with serious injuries or chronic disease. These patient’s bodies own responses are not sufficient enough to restore functional tissue on their own. Utilizing regenerative medicine will assist the body in restoring the tissue.

A growing crisis in organ transplantation and an aging population have driven a search for new and alternative therapies. There are approximately 90,000 patients in the US transplant-waiting list. In addition, there is a wide array of major unmet medical needs which might be addressed by regenerative technologies. Regenerative medicine in NY and NJ is available at either of our offices.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Recovering from Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cells are used to regenerate damaged tissue, so there are many situations where stem cell therapy is appropriate for a medical issue.

If you’re considering stem cell therapy, what can you expect?
When utilizing stem cell therapy for an orthopedic problem, the stem cells taken from your body are concentrated and reintroduced to your body by injection.  Typical areas treated are the knee, shoulder, elbow and back (spine). 

Regenerative disc therapy has helped many patients with herniated or degrading discs. The procedure is minimally invasive. The site of the injection will probably be sore after the treatment and patients can resume normal activities. 

Stem cells cause the body to heal naturally with patients seeing results in regenerative disc therapy in 4 to 6 weeks.  The pain will gradually lessen and mobility will improve.

Dr. Damon Noto can answer any questions that you or a loved one may have about the procedure and recovery time.  For more information about stem cell therapy for orthopedic conditions, please call 201-288-2746. Our offices are conveniently located in Hasbrouk Heights, NJ.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Pain

Maybe you’ve spent winters sailing down ski slopes, taking twists and turns with ease, and emerging victorious at the bottom of the mountain. Or perhaps you enjoyed one too many games of soccer with friends and classmates, day after day, and week after week. If knee pain makes you cringe at just the thought of heading down your favorite slopes or kicking a soccer ball, you’re not alone.

As the body gets older, tissues, ligaments, and bones lose the strength and vitality that they once had. Important cellular proteins, which aid in bone and joint health, become depleted over time. When joints are unable to repair themselves quickly, problems arise. The resulting pain, stiffness, and swelling from chronic knee conditions can be frustrating at best, and debilitating at worst.  After searching for relief, you may have discovered that traditional medicine, surgery, and physical therapy can only do so much.

If you have failed to find relief from other medical options, you may be interested in learning about the benefits that stem cell therapy HYPERLINK ""for knee pain potentially has for you. This therapy involves using the body’s own healing powers to reduce the pain, inflammation, and damage associated with many orthopedic knee conditions. A session involves extracting adult stem cells from one area of the body, such as fat deposits and healthy tissues, and mixing it with plasma-rich platelets. The mixture is then injected, with a small needle, into the site of pain or inflammation in the affected knee. The number of injections varies depending on each individual’s cause of pain and healing time. Some people find relief after just one session of stem cell therapy, while others need two or three injections.

Stem cell therapy for knee pain takes little effort, but provides many benefits: it is minimally invasive, and carries little risk of adverse reaction, due to the fact that it uses the body’s own cells. Additionally, little recovery time is needed after stem cell sessions, and most people start feeling better right away. If you are ready to try something new, learn more by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Damon Noto, or call 201-288-7246.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Reducing Low Discogenic Back Pain: Is it Possible?

Treating low back pain has its limits; most treatment methods include therapy, chiropractic care, steroids, and pain medications. Even with these treatments, the reversal of disc pathology has yet to be achieved. The study of using autologous bone marrow concentrate (BMC) injections to treat discogenic low back pain was recently conducted. Although positive conclusions were drawn from the study, it was suggested that more studies need to be done to get more definitive answers; however, surgeons now have the option to use BMC as a “stem cell” preparation in order to treat discogenic low back pain.

During the course of the study, patients were injected with autologous BMC into the lumbar disc. The injection process took approximately 30 minutes; patients were sedated while the injections were done in order to keep them comfortable. The bone marrow injections were studied for safety, and results show that no complications associated with the procedure and injections occurred. The pain was measured against the patient’s pain levels prior to the procedure. Each patient was tested in intervals: pre-treatment, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months.

Patients who had high concentration levels of stem cells that were greater than 2,000 CFU-L ml demonstrated a significant amount of improvement in their pain score, regardless of their age. The patients who were younger than 40 did not have a significant difference in their overall pain score, but there function was significantly better showing improvement in their ODI and VAS (functional tests), at each interval of testing.

The study concluded, and preliminary results indicated that it is safe to utilize the autologous BMC preparation in order to treat discogenic back pain. Although most patients were reported to have a reduced amount of pain after the 12 month mark, physicians believe that the follow-up needs to be verified with longer intervals, and more randomized prospective studies.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Stem Cell Therapy for Orthopedics

If you have an orthopedic condition from an injury or disease, you know that healing and recovery can take a long time. Even after taking medicine, having surgery, and resorting to other methods of treatment, you know that your body might never be the same. If you feel that you have reached a dead end in managing your orthopedic condition, now is a great time to start learning about stem cell therapy.

With an incredible rate of success, stem cell therapy is quickly gaining popularity as a preferred method of therapy for orthopedic ailments among physicians worldwide.

You may have heard about stem cell therapy for orthopedics, but what exactly is stem cell therapy, and can it help you?

Stem cell therapy involves taking out stem cells from the patient’s body, mixing it with platelet-rich blood, and injecting it into the affected site. Each procedure varies in length but total procedure time takes around one and a half hours, and is performed on an outpatient basis – no lengthy recovery time or overnight hospital stay required. Once injected, the new cells go to work immediately. They “recruit” neighboring cells to help with the healing process, and the affected tissue begins regenerating and healing. These treatments are used to reduce pain and inflammation, in addition to promoting tissue regeneration from disease or injury in the spinal discs, in the knees, hips, elbows, shoulders, and other joints.

If you suffer chronic pain from a degenerative disease or orthopedic injury, you might indeed be a good candidate for stem cell therapy. To find out more about this revolutionary approach or to schedule a consultation, contact us today. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and concerns.

We also invite you to visit our FAQs page to learn more about stem cell therapy.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that has proven highly effective in treating a number of medical conditions. With the attention it has drawn, you have probably heard quite a bit about stem cell therapy.

But what exactly is it, and how can it benefit you?

Stem cell therapy is a revolutionary form of alternative medicine that regenerates tissue growth in various areas of the body with human cells. It involves extracting adipose stem cells (which are non-embryonic) from adult patients, concentrating them, and injecting them back into the patient’s body. This therapy – although relatively new – has proven to be very useful for many health ailments. It is primarily used to alleviate orthopedic maladies such as degenerative joint conditions, and sports injuries. It has also proven highly effective for aesthetic treatment of scars, burns and facelifts.

Now that you know a little bit about stem cell therapy and what it is used for, it is time to explore the benefits that this state-of-the-art medical treatment offers. These benefits may include:

·      Critical cellular healing and re-growth
·      Decrease in pain and inflammation
·      Improved circulation
·      Regeneration of damaged and injured tendons, cartilage, bones, and muscles
·      Reduced healing and recovery time
·      Restoration of volume and a youthful appearance to facial skin
·      Transformation of transplanted cells into heart, muscle, liver, and bone cells

Regardless of whether you are seeking aesthetic enhancement or relief from an orthopedic condition, stem cell therapy is a safe and highly effective method of treatment that can significantly improve your quality of life.

Furthermore, our expert staff members put the “treat” in treatment. This team is led by the esteemed Damon J. Noto, M.D., who has used his extensive and prestigious academic training and tutelage under the guidance of some of the nation’s top complementary medicine practitioners, to devise a treatment philosophy with a holistic, well-rounded approach to helping patients. As many satisfied clients attest, when you call upon Dr. Noto for stem cell treatment, you are in excellent hands. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Stem Cell Therapy

If you are considering stem cell therapy, one of the most effective methods of treatment is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).

This cutting-edge technique involves a simple blood draw from the patient’s body to extract blood, fortifying it with concentrated amounts of growth-promoting platelets, and injecting it back into the targeted area.

This procedure is minimally invasive and delivers immediate, long-lasting results for aesthetic improvements. It can also alleviate pain, inflammation, and injury from orthopedic conditions.

If you are looking for aesthetic enhancement or anti-aging procedures such as a facelift, facial injections, scar or burn reduction - stem cell therapy may be just what you need. When it pertains to how you look and feel, it is worthwhile to invest in cutting-edge solutions. Stem cell therapy rejuvinates at the cellualr level for lasting results.

The PRP/stem cell filling process begins with a liposuction treatment to remove fat from an area of the body where it is abundant. The fat is then enriched with adult stem cells to create new blood vessels, in turn extending the fat’s longevity. This mixture is then injected into an area in need of enhancement, such as the face, lips, and breasts, for a natural-looking, long-lasting effect.

In addition to its aesthetic value, PRP treatments are also used in orthopedics stem cell therapy to accelerate the healing and repair process of tissues, bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments o that have been injured or otherwise deteriorated from illness or disease. For these procedures, blood is again drawn from the patient and enhanced with natural growth factors. The concentrated solution is then injected into the affected site, and the growth factors immediately work to create additional cells that also help with the healing process.

If you need a remedy for an aesthetic concern or orthopedic condition, PRP/stem cell therapy may be just the right treatment for you. Call our office today for a consultation and evaluation, 201-288-7246.