Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that can help serious injuries heal naturally. At Ethos Integrative Medicine, Dr. Alexandra Mayer and Dr. Matthew Hernandez help men and women in Scottsdale, Arizona, heal from joint pain and injury using this revolutionary process. Call the office or schedule a consultation online to find out if you’re a candidate for stem cell therapy.
Stem cells are unspecialized cells that can become the type of cell necessary to heal a certain disease or tissue injury. Stem cells create daughter cells, which become more stem cells and specialized cells, such as blood cells, heart muscle cells, and soft tissue cells.
When used in a medical setting, stem cells come from adult fat or bone marrow. At Ethos Integrative Medicine, we only use stem cells taken from your bone marrow. These stem cells can effectively be harvested, treated, and reinjected into your body at the places that require healing.
When stem cells come into contact with diseased, injured, or dysfunctional tissue, they contribute to repairing the tissue.
Stem cell therapy is effective in treating sports injury issues that cause joint pain. These include:
Stem cell therapy may also help reduce pain from arthritis. Preliminary research also suggests that stem cell therapy can undo some of the damage to your joints caused by arthritis.
In many cases, platelet-rich plasma therapy can heal your pain and make your joints more functional. But stem cell therapy is an option if PRP therapy doesn’t help you get results that return you to the level of activity you desire.
Plus, you might consider stem cell therapy when you have a decreased amount of growth factors that render PRP ineffective. For older people or those who smoke or have diabetes, stem cell therapy is a better alternative than PRP therapy. Dr. Mayer and Dr. Hernandez can help determine if stem cell therapy is right for you.
Stem cell therapy can help men and women find relief from the joint pain that prevents them from doing the activities they love. Plus, stem cell therapy doesn’t have the long recovery time and risk of infection that comes along with invasive surgery.
When used to enhance facials or other cosmetic procedures on the face, stem cells encourage your body to produce higher-quality collagen and growth factors. Collagen is a skin-strengthening compound that makes your skin taut and smooth. Using stem cells to enhance aesthetic procedures leads to better results.
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells appear to produce higher quantities of collagen and growth factors than those extracted from adipose tissue.
To learn more about the potential of stem cell therapy to help you heal, call the office or book an appointment using the online tool.