In the last two years, thousands of people have opted for stem cell therapy to treat knee injuries and many other types of orthopedic issues. Stem cell therapy was approved by the FDA in May 2017, and this revolutionary method of treatment could be called the “Treatment of the Decade.”
What Is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy is the use of sterile stem cells that are injected into the body to treat specific conditions. The stem cells that are used are our clinic come from your own body, which when injected into the area, begin to multiply and create the type of cells that were damaged. The new stem cells that are added to the existing cells in the affected area begin to multiply at an alarming rate in order to supply the missing cartilage in a knee or in a torn ACL or rotator cuff. The new stem cells continue to multiply overtime.
Stem cell injections allow the patient to avoid costly and painful surgery, and the entire procedure can be completed from start to finish in the doctor’s office. After the doctor has verified your eligibility, the stem cells are injected into the location using a sonogram to get the precise spot. In order for the injection to be successful, there must be a certain amount of the injured tissue remaining for the stem cells to “copy.” About five percent of the candidates prove to be ineligible, and those who have the stem cells injected, typically receive relief from pain soon after treatment.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
- There is little to no downtime after the injection; you can return to work or go about your daily activities as before.
- In most cases, relief from pain starts instantly.
- No surgery.
- Procedure is in-office.
- Recovery is rapid.
If you would like to know more about the amazing properties of stem cells and how stem cell therapy at Optimal Health and Wellness would work for your joints, please speak with our professionals to discuss your options. We can also speak with you about the other patients who have undergone stem cell therapy with significant results. Your body was meant to heal itself, and stem cell treatment has been proven an effective way to avoid surgery, relieve pain and increase strength. We are conveniently located in Pasadena, CA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!