What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cells are the body’s natural healing cells. They can be extracted from the bone marrow, peripheral blood, or umbilical cord blood and used to treat a wide range of diseases. We like to think of them as the managers on the construction site. In this metaphor the cells are like the workers and the stem cells as the managers. The stem cells send out signaling proteins and chemicals that guide the worker cells to do their job properly. They first guide the removal of scar tissue then they guide the cellular regeneration of tissues such as cartilage, meniscus, tendons, ligaments, muscle and bone.
Stem cell therapy is being used for cutting edge treatments for joint pain and autoimmune diseases in patients. In this case the stem cell therapy is to heal knee pain.
How Do You Know if it’s Right for You?
The decision to use a stem cell therapy is not one that should be taken lightly. Deciding to undergo this type of therapy means trusting your health and well-being to an experienced clinic that has years of experience. Dream Body Clinic has been treating knee pain with stem cells for over 4 years. You can trust us to heal knee pain fast.
What are Your Options?
In many cases, patients find stem cell therapy as an option because their doctors are only offering surgery or pain killers as options. Mesenchymal stem cells can heal damaged cartilage, ligaments, tendons, muscle, meniscus or bone. Your doctors back home might be telling you that their is no way to heal these issues, but if you do a quick search on pubmed or google scholar, you will find hundreds of studies on how mesenchymal stem cells can heal these issues and tens of thousands of studies into how they are used for a wide variety of ailments, safely.
How Long Does it Take to Get Results with the Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Pain?
Results are seen in a relatively short period of time. Most patients will notice pain reduction within weeks of treatment. At 3 months post treatment the majority of patients feel that their knee is completely healed. Some outliers can take up to 6 months and usually it is because they had a lot of damage in their knee to begin with.
What are the Possible Side Effects?
Side effects are not really an issue with the stem cell therapy for knee pain treatment. In extremely rare situations the patients knee could swell up after treatment. This is because of excess fluid in the knee cavity. In the past we used 50 million mesenchymal stem cells for treatment in 2ml of sodium lactate plus 2ml of PRP. That proved to be too much liquid for 5 patients out of about 200 patients and they experienced swelling post treatment. We easily fixed it with prednisone, but to avoid any other patients having to experience this side effect, we lowered the treatment to 25 million stem cells in 1ml of solution. We have not had any swollen knees since and have done hundreds of more treatments.
Are There Any Risks or Complications with Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Pain?
There are no risks or complications with stem cell therapy for knee pain. The stem cells lack human leukocyte antigen (HLA) which is the marker that would cause your body to reject it. So there is no chance of rejection. The stem cells are 3rd party lab tested for efficacy so there is no risk of infection. Each patient is given a copy of this 3rd party lab report and you can see an example here – Certified Stem Cells at Dreambody Clinic – The highest quality stem cells
So, What’s Your Next Move?
Will you go under the knife? Will you simply treat the symptoms with cortisone shots or pain killers? Or will you address the direct cause of your pain and fix it with mesenchymal stem cell therapy for knee pain at Dream Body Clinic?