If you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic joint pain, you might think medications or orthopedic surgery are your only treatment options. However, thanks to advances in medicine, minimally invasive options do exist. At Quantum Pain & Sports Medicine in Irving, Texas, board-certified interventional pain management specialist Trung Ha, MD, proudly offers regenerative medicine therapy, including stem cell therapy, for athletes and people suffering from chronic pain. To request your consultation, call the office or click the online booking tool today.
What are stem cells?
Stem cells are your body’s building blocks. They’re undifferentiated or “blank,” meaning they’re capable of developing into any type of cell, including muscle, bone, or organ tissue. Thanks to this unique capability, scientists and researchers regularly use stem cells to research how diseases occur, test new drugs for safety and effectiveness, and correct parts of organs that don’t work properly.
Since stem cells originate from your bone marrow, they also provide a completely natural way to address joint pain and sports-related injuries. Clinical studies suggest their all-natural healing properties are much more effective than traditional prescription painkillers or artificial joint replacements.
What types of issues can stem cell therapy treat?
Regenerative medicine using stem cells is still a relatively new science. However, a growing body of evidence suggests this treatment may benefit people with:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Heart disease
- Macular degeneration
- Multiple sclerosis
At Quantum Pain & Sports Medicine, the regenerative medicine experts typically recommend stem cell treatment for men and women who suffer from sports-related injuries or chronic joint pain as a result of degenerative ailments such as osteoarthritis.
How does treatment with stem cells work?
At Quantum Pain & Sports Medicine, the team performs stem cell treatment as an outpatient procedure. On the day of your appointment, your provider will check your vital signs and administer a local anesthetic, ensuing you feel no discomfort.
Next, your provider will carefully extract your bone marrow and place it into a machine called a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins around and separates your stem cells from your bone marrow.
After completing this process, your Quantum Pain & Sports Medicine provider will inject the stem cells into an injured or damaged joint, like your knee or elbow. As soon as the stem cells enter your bloodstream, they go to work repairing and healing your wounded tissue, while easing inflammation. The process typically takes between 60-90 minutes.
Am I a good candidate for regenerative medicine with stem cells?
To determine if you’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy, you should meet with a qualified integrative pain medicine specialist like those at Quantum Pain & Sports Medicine. Following a physical exam, review of your medical history and discussion of your symptoms, the team develops a treatment plan that aligns with your needs. This might include treatment with stem cells or another type of cutting-edge integrative pain management treatment.
Don’t let pain keep you sidelined. Request your stem cell consultation today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.