What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are special undifferentiated cells. When needed they have the ability to become any type of cell, including organ tissue cells, blood cells, or even nerve cells. Stem cells are used naturally by the body to repair damaged tissue and replace old cells.
How are Stem Cells Used in Regenerative Therapy?
Stem cells are derived from a patient’s blood sample taken in office. Later, using musculoskeletal-guided ultrasound, Dr. Kessous injects the stem cells back into the patient’s body at the injury site. The stem cells can then replace the injured cells as they replicate. Since the stem cells do not come from a donor, there is little to no risk of transplant rejection.
What Conditions Are Treated with Stem Cell Therapy?
A wide range of conditions can be treated with Stem Cell Therapy, including chronic pain, auto-immune disorders, and athletic injuries. Dr. Kessous can discuss whether Stem Cell Therapy is right for you during an in-office consultation.
How Long Does Treatment Last and When Will I Feel Improvement?
Treatment times depend on the specific condition being treated, but they usually last anywhere from a single treatment to a course of treatments that span a couple of months. Many patients report an improvement in symptoms as early as 2 weeks, with continued improvement in the month following.