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.

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