Friday, March 27, 2015

Preparing For Stem Cell Therapy

After doing the research, you’ve decided that stem cell therapy is the right option for you. You’ve exhausted every other option and have grown sick of living your life with chronic pain in your joints, shoulders or back. Now it is time to prepare your body for this non-invasive, low risk procedure.

We encourage our patients to do a simple detox before their stem cell therapy treatment in order to prepare the body to be in the best condition to receive the stem cells. Refraining from consumption of alcohol and cigarettes a full week before the procedure is advised.

Here at Spine & Joint Center, we suggest Vitamin Therapy before undergoing the stem cell therapy treatment. It cleanses your system of toxins, as well as infuses vitamins and minerals into your bloodstream. These vitamins are important for your cells and can help them carry out important functions. Having a good balance of these vitamins will enhance the effect of the stem cell therapy treatment.

If you want to get the best results for stem cell therapy, make sure you prepare your body as much as you can. Creating a healthy environment in your body will help it repair itself.

Once you undergo these preparations, the actual stem cell therapy procedure is quick and simple. The stem cells that are extracted from your fat cells or bone marrow are introduced back into the body through injections to the site of the pain. The repairing process starts right away as your own cells help to heal your body.

If you have any more questions about preparing for stem cell therapy, comment below or contact us directly at (201) 288-7246.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Stem Cell Therapy: Is It Safe?

Stem cell therapy is a revolutionary treatment that can help ease chronic pain resulting from a number of injuries, diseases and aging. You may be wondering if this is all just too good to be true and whether or not it is safe. Stem cell therapy is typically a low risk procedure and we make sure that our patients are well prepared before the procedure takes place.

Before we perform the stem cell therapy procedure, we take a thorough look at your medical history. There is also a routine physical and an imaging evaluation. Our physicians will then determine if you are a good candidate for stem cell therapy.

The procedure itself is non-invasive and is done quickly in an outpatient fashion. We use a very simple in and out method when injecting the stem cells we extracted from your bone marrow or fat. Our injections are all done under fluoroscopy to visualize the injury site. This gives us the ability to provide an accurate treatment.

Once the treatment is done, the patient is free to go home. All patients are unique and have different experiences. Some may experience minor soreness for a couple of days following the procedure. Commonly, a patient can get back to their regular activity after 2 or 3 days.

There is a minimal chance of side effects when it comes to stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine. Since the stem cells are coming directly from your body, there is no chance of rejection and very low chance of an allergic reaction.

Stem cell therapy restores your body’s natural balance and maximizes your cells’ healing potential. If stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine sound like the right option for you, comment below or contact us directly.