Stem cells have the potential to develop into many different types of cells within the body, and since our bodies lose their natural ability to repair themselves, it can take longer to heal. Board-certified surgeon Dr. Mark Ciaglia, DO, and orthopaedic and sports medicine surgeon Dr. William J. Jordan, MD, at Woodlands Center for Special Surgery in The Woodlands, Texas, can help restore the youthful you through stem cell therapy. To increase your physical well-being, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Stem cells are the body’s most potent cells, with the potential to transform into an array of specialized cells. Because of this, they may be used to fight disease, combat aging, and live a healthier life as stem cells support your blood, bones, immune system, and other vital tissues.
Stem cell therapy can be beneficial if you experience osteoarthritis, tendonitis, rotator cuff injuries, or joint pain. This innovative therapy helps:
By injecting stem cells directly into damaged tissue, they can replace the affected tissue and help you live a healthier life.
The doctors at Woodlands Center for Special Surgery use local anesthetic around your desired injection area to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Then they remove your bone marrow, adipose tissue, or blood as these are the places stem cells can be found. This sample of your bone marrow, adipose tissue, or blood is then placed into a centrifuge to separate and concentrate the stem cells.
Next, your doctor gathers the collected stem cells and inject them into the desired area of your body. The stem cells get to work by boosting your body’s natural healing process. This helps to rejuvenate your joint function and decrease pain by growing new blood vessels to the area.
Stem cell therapy is relatively fast, taking just 20-30 minutes. It’s recommended to rest for 24-48 hours before engaging in your more forceful activities.
You may experience improvements in your pain levels within four to six week, while in some cases it happens even sooner. In order to get the full effect of stem cell therapy, Dr. Ciaglia and Dr. Jordan recommend follow-up treatments roughly every eight months to manage your pain.
If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to improve the quality of your life, call Woodlands Center for Special Surgery today or book your appointment online to learn if stem cell therapy is right for you.