Recent discoveries have changed the game for patients with chronic pain – and you get to reap the benefits. Doctors have found the cells in the body that contain the signaling systems and growth factors that spur healing. Two of these types of cells are platelets and stem cells.
Platelets are found in your blood and are generally used by your body to stop bleeding. If you have ever had a scab, you’ve seen blood platelets in action. As they clot blood, platelets also unleash special proteins called growth factors that signal to the rest of the body to start the healing process.
Stem cells receive the message sent out by the growth factors. Stem cells are often found in your adipose (fatty) tissue and in bone marrow. These cells can develop into virtually any other type of cell in your body. That’s what makes them such a powerful healing agent. However, because cartilage and ligaments don’t get a lot of blood flow, often platelets never reach the site of the injury, or else stem cells can’t make the journey. That’s where our injections come in. We bring the platelets and stem cells directly to the site of the injury to spur healing.
When we combine these two types of cells and deliver them to your painful or damaged joints, an amazing healing process can happen. Our treatment plans can help you to experience a full range of motion, live without pain, and avoid surgery for conditions like ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus tears, advanced arthritis, rotator cuff tears, and even hip or knee replacements.
In fact, surgeries for many of these problems are on their way to extinction. Medicine is advancing in this area, much as it has already advanced in many other areas. For example, many years ago, patients needed surgery to prevent heart attacks. Today such treatment is unthinkable, because patients can have an outpatient cardiac catheterization and stent placement with no recovery time. We are seeing the same trend in the field of pain and orthopedic medicine. The only difference is that stem cell treatment is much less risky, totally natural, totally regenerative, and much less invasive than even current heart procedures. It is nothing short of a miracle.
Pain relief without drugs and surgery is possible – and we’re here to help you achieve it.