If you’re suffering from chronic pain, injury, or wounds and want healing, you might be a good candidate for stem cell injections. Stem cell injections are a form of therapy that utilizes what your body already makes to promote healing from within.
When you use stem cell injections, you’re using your own blood to heal to injured joints, muscles, ligaments, or tendons. Stem cell injections can speed up wound healing and promote tissue repair. What is the process of stem cell injections? Learn more about this revolutionary technique now.
What Are Stem Cells?
Stem cells serve us by acting as an in-house repair mechanism within our bodies. According to the National Institutes of Health, stem cells divide over and over again as long as we’re alive. They differ from other cells we have because they can renew themselves – even if they’ve been inactive for a while – and they have the ability to become specific cells with certain functions.
What Are Stem Cell Injections?
Our stem cells can be found naturally within our bone marrow. Bone marrow is found in the middle of our bones, which is where blood cells are made. Stem cells have been studied and proven to have healing properties that help kickstart your body’s self-healing.
Stem cell injections use your own blood to heal injuries your body has suffered to its tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. When partnered with a comprehensive pain management treatment plan, stem cell injections speed up the healing of wounds and tissue repair. Stem cell injections give your body the extra boost it needs to easily work. Along with this, they also provide anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and immune boosting benefits.
Benefits of Stem Cell Injections
Stem cell injections can help patients that struggle with chronic pain, old injuries, or those who just want to strengthen their bodies from the inside. When you partner this with other treatments for pain management, you could find more relief rather than just medicine or having to resort to surgeries.
The benefits include:
- Wound healing
- Pain relief
- Immune support
- Improves mobility
Stem cell injections help prompt a response from your body’s healing mechanisms. This means in the end it could help heal previous injuries, provide pain relief, and reduce your need to be on medication. Each treatment at Interventional Pain Associates will be catered to you, so you will get the treatments needed to provide you with the most relief.
What Will the Appointment Be Like?
When you choose to have stem cell therapy, you might not know what to expect. Here is what an appointment will be like:
First, your bone marrow will be extracted. In most cases, it’s extracted from the pelvis. Then, the marrow will go through a centrifuge machine. When it goes through this machine, it will concentrate the marrow. Next, the marrow will be injected back into your body where your pain area is. Once back in your body, the stem cells will work right away to begin healing your injuries. This will end the treatment, and then you’ll be able to go home. There is no downtime, but be prepared to need to come back for further treatment to get the best results.
After everything, we might have you come back for blood testing and further exams to make sure your stem cell injections are doing their job.
After the Appointment
When the injections are complete, you will be able to go home as soon as your appointment is done. There is no downtime, so if done during the day you can get back to work or your other obligations. While the stem cells get to work right away, it’s usually about a month before patients begin to feel a little improvement. After two months, you should feel improvement that continues for up to six months, according to stemcelltherapynyc.com. The results of your stem cells could last for years.
Stem Cell Injections with Interventional Pain Associates
Dr. Saleemi cares for each patient’s individual journey. After your initial appointment, Dr. Saleemi will help you decide if stem cell injections are the best option for you. If determined a candidate for these injections, Dr. Saleemi will begin to put together a treatment plan for you that will maximize your results. If you’re ready to book a consultation, schedule an appointment now online or call