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.