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Stem Cell Therapy: Is it Right for You?

Stem Cell Therapy is one of the newest, most versatile, safe, and highly effective non-invasive medical treatments available today.

 

Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy uses your own body’s healing capacity to transform damaged cells into new, healthy cells. These new cells then replicate, creating additional new, healthy cells; these cells can become a range of cell types, including but not limited to bone cells, cartilage cells, and muscle cells.

Stem Cells grow into healthy versions of unhealthy or damaged cells, resulting in faster healing and providing alternatives to costly, painful, and invasive surgeries. 

There’s no doubt Stem Cell Therapy has been a tremendous benefit for countless patients who want to be free of pain and get back to an active and healthy lifestyle.

 

We’re sure you are wondering about Stem Cell Therapy and if it will work for you.

The biggest question we encounter is, am I a good candidate for this remarkably new non-invasive treatment option?

The questions below will help you determine whether or not you should pursue Stem Cell Therapy.

 

♦ Do you suffer from chronic joint pain due to osteoarthritis or an acute joint injury?

knee pain surgery or stem cellsStem Cell Therapy has proven most successful in the treatment of chronic joint pain associated with osteoarthritis in areas such as knees, hips, elbows, ankles, and wrists.

How successful? While clinical tests routinely delivered an 85% success rate, our offices have around a 98% success rate with our patients experiencing life-changing benefits thanks to Stem Cell Therapy.

 

♦ Would you rather have a less invasive, drug-free, long-term treatment for your chronic pain?

Stem Cell Therapy is, for many patients, the best alternative to highly-invasive, painful, and potentially ineffective joint replacement surgery.

With Stem Cell Therapy, patients typically begin feeling relief a few weeks after the initial procedure — some of our patients have told us it’s almost overnight — and this relief often continues for years, resulting in decreased pain and increased mobility WITHOUT SURGERY or the need for addictive prescription meds for pain!

 

♦ Do you want to avoid surgery if possible?

Stem Cell Therapy heals the disease or damage causing the pain, because of this, Stem Cell Therapy is an effective alternative to many traditional joint repair surgeries like knee replacement. Plus, there is no downtime!

Patients who receive Stem Cell injections often delay the need for surgery for many years, sometimes even longer. Because stem cells heal the treated areas, many patients find they no longer need surgery at all.

 

♦ Are you interested in a non-invasive treatment that can be performed in-office with no negative side-effects and a high success rate?

amniotic allograft cord blood stem cellsBecause Stem Cell Therapy uses an amniotic allograft and/or cord blood stem cells from viable donors — all donors go through a rigorous screening process, as determined by the FDA and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) — to heal or replace damaged cells, patients are not at risk of many side-effects common invasive joint replacement surgery.

The procedure itself takes about 15 minutes in our office to perform and once again, most of our patients have reported an almost overnight relief of their pain, with an almost 98% success rate with our patients.

 

Originally published on Xcell Medical Group

 


Still not sure if Stem Cell Therapy is right for you?

Come to one of our free lunch or dinner talks to find out more or fill out the form below to schedule your free one on one consultation with our knowledgeable doctors and staff.

We are here to answer all your questions about Stem Cell Therapy and look forward to finding out if you are a good candidate for this remarkable treatment option.


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4 Benefits of Regenerative Medicine

 

Regenerative Medicine offers a number of remarkable benefits, which include the following:

 

1 – A Less Painful Treatment Option

Many conventional medical treatments involve painful therapies that may take weeks or months to offer full effectiveness.

Regenerative medicine, by contrast, most often involves targeted injections of tissue into the exact place where they can do the most good. Most patients report lower levels of pain with regenerative therapies than with a number of other treatments.

With surgery, recovery often involves the healing of an incision site and may also require drainage tubes and other accessories.

The injection sites that are involved in regenerative medicine may leave behind minimal bruising and will cause only minimal discomfort. With some procedures, the process itself is painless due to the use of mild anesthetics. In most cases, the regenerative treatment can be completed in as little as 30 minutes in our office.

During recovery, we suggest icing the treated area for 10 to 20 minutes every two to three hours – this should suffice for coping with any resulting discomfort if there happens to be any. Most people report few, if any, side effects from regenerative medicine treatments.

Treatment with regenerative medicine is not instantaneous. It will take time for your body to regenerate tissue. However, during healing, you will feel far less pain than you would during healing from both an injury and surgery.

Regenerative medicine can also be used in conjunction with other treatments such as chiropractic, exercise, and massage, to offer faster healing. By using these complementary therapies together, you can experience a cessation of pain more quickly and possibly avoid more painful treatments down the line.

 

2 – A Non-Surgical Option

Eastside Medical Group focuses on offering the least invasive treatments as the first line of attack against acute or chronic injuries or illnesses as well as joint degeneration as a result of osteoarthritis.

Surgical treatment options often involve weeks or months of recovery time. Even minimally invasive surgeries may require extensive healing before you can begin to feel the full benefits.

With regenerative medicine, you can get treatment in a way that is completely non-surgical.

Most therapies involve an injection of tissue into the injured area. The small injection will, instead of leaving a surgical incision, leaves a small affected area that will heal far more quickly.

 

3 – Personalized Medicine

Many regenerative medicine treatments use the patient’s cells.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), for instance, begins by drawing your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to extract platelets and plasma. These tissues are then injected into an injured part of your body, where they can begin helping the body part heal more fully, naturally.

Individual cells in the body join together into blocks to form tissue. These tissues can include muscle, bone, tendon and other structures. In general, groups of cells come together and secrete substances that become their own support structures.

After an injury or with age, the body’s ability to do this effectively on its own may be hampered.

Certain regenerative medical treatments rely on introducing greater concentrations of the body’s growth factors to allow healing to happen more rapidly and completely.

Research on self-healing continues to show that these regenerative therapies can offer excellent outcomes for patients.

By using the patient’s tissue to augment the natural healing processes, we increase the chances that therapy will be effective and that the patient’s body will be able to heal more effectively than it could on its own.

 

Platelet-rich plasma injections

– Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections administer concentrated platelets from the patient’s own blood into damaged cartilage and tendons to reduce pain and to aid in the healing process.

– PRP rebuilds these tissues and can be used for common tendon injuries, such as tennis elbow, and to repair cartilage due to osteoarthritis or other damage.

– PRP injections consist of extracting a blood sample, concentrating the platelets and injecting them into injured areas of the body.

– PRP injections are sometimes performed in a series, but many patients only require one injection to see results.

 

4 – Low Chance of Rejection

When synthetic materials or most tissues from a donor are used in therapy, there is a chance that the body will reject these materials and attack them as invaders. This immune response can counteract any therapeutic benefit and may even lead to materials having to be removed.

As mentioned above, many regenerative medicine procedures, such as PRP therapy, use your cells as part of the therapy. These cells are already known to your body and thus come with very little chance of rejection.

Other procedures utilize human amniotic tissue.

This tissue comes from the innermost layer of the placenta, the tissue that shields the fetus during pregnancy. Amniotic tissue, which is donated during C-section, is considered the only tissue that is universally appropriate for the purpose of transplants.

This tissue is accepted without the risk of rejection. All donors go through a rigorous screening process, as determined by the FDA and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).

 

Amniotic Fluid Injection

– Acellular, frozen, non-irradiated, 100% pure amniotic fluid allograft

– Retains its bioactivity with more than 200 growth factors proven present

– Membrane and chorion free

– Able to be injected through as small as a 30 gauge needle

 

Another treatment we use is Cord Blood with Live Stem Cells

What are Stem Cells?

Xcell Medical Elyria regenerative knee stem cell therapyStem cells are undifferentiated cells in our bodies that have the capacity to change into any healthy cell in our body. Meaning they can change into skin, bone, heart, and muscle cells to name a few. They have the ability to replicate substantially as compared to normal somatic cells such as skin. Stem cells are located throughout our body in almost every organ and tissue such as bone marrow, fat, teeth, muscles, etc.

However, as other cells in our body, stem cells also age as we do. That is why this form of Regenerative Therapy uses stem cells from umbilical cord which are young and healthy

The stem cell treatments we use are derived exclusively after delivery of a baby, which is the safest and least-invasive method of extraction available.

Once again, all donors go through a rigorous screening process, as determined by the FDA and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).

 


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Overcoming Chronic Pain with Regenerative Medicine

At Eastside Medical Group we work with our patients to provide the most effective, least invasive treatment possible.

By using a range of regenerative medicine treatments in conjunction with one another, we can help you reach a fuller recovery with fewer undesirable side effects.

 


 

Are you suffering from a painful chronic musculoskeletal or joint condition? We can help!

Get in touch with us today for your free no-obligation consultation with our experienced and knowledgeable doctors to see if regenerative medicine is a viable option for you.

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6 Questions to Ask About Stem Cell Therapy

With Regenerative Therapy becoming the latest remarkable advancement in treating and healing people with osteoarthritic joint pain, there’s been an increase in clinics offering this service.

 

At Eastside Medical Group in Shaker Square, we have recently expanded our suite of Regenerative Therapy services to include treatments like Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to umbilical cord blood (with live stem cells).

Our doctors are on staff every single (business) day with us helping people live pain-free.

Consumers should be aware of the misinformation that is widely circulated by clinics offering unproven treatments and flying in doctors from out-of-state for a day or two to perform the procedures, who are not involved in aftercare.

If you are considering any Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy, do your research. Find out the history of the office, what treatment entails, and what the recovery will be like.

 

Make sure to ask these questions as well when considering Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy:

 

What are the qualifications of the physician or medical team? How long have they been doing the injections?

Find out their training and experience with Regenerative Therapy.

Our Nurse Practioner, Jessica Gross, is on staff daily and has successfully performed hundreds of joint injections in our office.

 

Do you use a live stem cell product?

Bone marrow is one of the more well-known sources of adult stem cells, but research has uncovered that bone marrow cells lose abundance and potency with age.

Adipose-derived stem cells are another option clinics are using – these stem cells need to be spun down in a centrifuge and manipulated with chemical additives before injection.

While the chance of rejection is next to zero with both of these, the effectiveness is greatly reduced than if using an immune-privileged live stem cell product like umbilical cord blood containing mesenchymal stem cells.

Umbilical cord blood and amniotic allograft are most used at Eastside Medical Group. Here is a brief breakdown of each:

Umbilical Cord Blood / Live Stem Cells

  • Donors are selected following an intensive and complete medical review and pre-natal evaluation prior to delivery
  • Contains growth factors and an abundant amount of live cells, including stem cells
  • Derived exclusively from the umbilical cord after live c-section delivery of a baby
  • Immune-privileged so there is no chance of rejection.

100% Amniotic Allograft Injection

  • Acellular, frozen, non-irradiated, 100% pure amniotic fluid allograft
  • Retains its bioactivity with more than 200 growth factors proven present as well as hyaluronic acid and cytokines
  • Membrane and chorion free
  • Able to be injected through as small as a 30 gauge needle

 

What kind of results can I expect? Do you have patient testimonials from your clinic specifically?

While we’re seeing great outcomes with Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy, like all things in medicine, there are no guarantees.

Most patients feel a difference in pain and inflammation almost immediately. Clinically we expect significantly improved function in 1-3 months.

At Eastside Medical Group we have in-house testimonials, including our very own Dr. McKeigan, who experienced great results with PRP in his shoulder.

 

How much will the treatment cost?

For now, most of these Regenerative Therapies are not covered by insurance, do not let anyone tell you different.

Our office provides not only an affordable price model but we also offer financing options that offer excellent payment plans; we also accept most major credit cards.

 

How are you sure of where the injection goes and if the stem cells are placed where needed most?

Make sure that the physician knows how to accurately inject the stem cells into the actual damaged or degenerated area of the joint; this is the only way for them to be fully effective.

Make sure your provider will use some form of imaging (ultrasound or fluoroscopy) to guide the injection. Do not go if the clinic is using a “blind injection” technique.

All of our Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy injections are performed by our Nurse Practioner, Jessica Gross, with guided ultrasound.

 

What kind of follow-up treatments are needed?

Post-injection healing and treatments are important for maximizing your results.

A lot of clinics offer the injection and send you home with instructions for rehabilitation, with only a few follow-up appointments afterward. It is highly important to ask what the rehabilitation plan is and what the do’s and don’ts are following the injection.

At Eastside Medical Group, we treat the patient as a whole. Your rehabilitation plan may include any combination of the following:

  • Postural Assessments
  • Core Strengthening Exercises
  • Clinical Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Chiropractic

 


To find out more about Regenerative Therapy including Stem Cell Therapy options, request your FREE no-obligation appointment today by either filling out the form below or by calling our Stem Cell Hotline at 440-822-3636

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Knee Surgery or Stem Cell Therapy?

Thanks to advancements in the use of Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy for chronic knee pain, knee replacement surgery is not the only option.

 

There have been many innovations in the use of stem cells for knee injuries and osteoarthritis. While stem cells may come from various sources, our focus is on using products like umbilical cord blood and amniotic allograft.

Here is how Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy knee injections might be able to help your knees and get you back to leading an active and healthy lifestyle faster and with no downtime compared to traditional knee replacement surgery.

Let’s start with the basics.

 

What are Stem Cells?

Unlike other cells, stem cells are unspecialized or undifferentiated cells in our bodies that have the capacity to change into any healthy cell in our body. Meaning they can change into skin, bone, heart, and muscle cells to name a few. They have the unique ability to divide or differentiate into many types of cells with specific functions – such as muscle, skin or bone cells.

Stem cells can also give rise to new generations of undifferentiated stem cells, thus renewing themselves. Stem cells are located throughout our body in almost every organ and tissue such as bone marrow, fat, teeth, muscles, etc. 

 


Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy has been acknowledged in medical history across the world as a big discovery in natural healing. 


 

What are Stem Cells Used For?

At Eastside Medical Group, we are excited about Regenerative Stem Cell Treatments for knees because the knee injections can dramatically reduce a person’s need for surgery.

Instead of having to replace a knee with an artificial implant (that sometimes gets recalled from the manufacturer), stem cell therapy injections can be used to regrow new and healthy tissues that have been damaged and are in danger of or are degenerating.

 


Currently, the best results for Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy are most often seen in osteoarthritic joints.


 

Risks and Benefits of Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy for Knees

I’m sure you are already aware of the several risks associated with knee replacement surgery.

When you choose Regenerative Stem Cell Treatment as an alternative for knee replacement, however, most of those risks evaporate. The biggest risk you’ll face is the risk of infection at the injection site, but that is extremely rare because the procedure is so minimally invasive.

 

The benefits of Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy for knees, on the other hand, are excellent! 

  • The procedure is relatively quick, especially compared to surgery. The outpatient procedure can be done in less than 30 minutes.
  • The costs involved are reasonable compared to other clinics offering the same treatment. Your post-injection rehab is also covered by most major medical insurance.
  • Stem cell therapy for knees is natural. The stem cell treatments we use are derived exclusively after delivery of a baby, which is the safest and least-invasive method of extraction available. All donors go through a rigorous screening process, as determined by the FDA and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).

How about that recovery time comparison?

With surgery, the recovery time can last for months, hindering you from getting back to your life and even work.

With Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy, your recovery time is minimal. You walk in and walk out of the procedure on your own! In a few weeks, following the proper post-injection treatment protocol, you’ll begin to increase your activity levels and do more.

 


Eastside Medical Group offers a full-range of Regenerative Therapies in order to give our patients access to the widest range of treatments for fuller healing and relief.


 

How do I know if Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy is right for me?

The best way to find out if you’d be a good candidate is to talk to one of our doctors.

Book your FREE initial evaluation to find out if Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy is right for you.

Regenerate before you operate!

 

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Thinking About Regenerative Therapy?

Are you considering Regenerative Therapy?

 

Regenerative Therapy with Amniotic Allograft Injections is now available at Eastside Medical Group for treating chronic osteoarthritic pain.

This breakthrough treatment option provides pain relief and healing without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, hospital stays, or prolonged recovery and downtime from life.

 

Some of the amazing benefits of this treatment include the following:

  • Amniotic Allograft Injections contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates cartilage and promotes new cartilage growth.
  • Amniotic Allograft Injections contain no steroids. Instead, the injections rely on naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agents, such as cytokines, which are small proteins released by cells that have a specific effect on the interactions between cells, on communications between cells or on the behavior of cells.
  • Amniotic Allograft Injections contain growth factors, which stimulate tissue growth.
  • Amniotic Allograft Injections carry no threat of patient rejection.

 

Regenerative Therapy using Amniotic Allograft Injections is very safe and effective for healing and repairing chronic osteoarthritic joint pain issues.

 

Amniotic Allograft Injections are:

  • FDA Approved
  • Donated by Healthy Moms at live birth C-section
  • Placental tissues and fluid are processed in “clean room” environment that exceeds American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) standards
  • Subjected to stringent United States Pharmacopeia (USP) testing
  • Have antimicrobial (germ-killing) and anti-fibrotic (i.e. ability to break down scar tissue) properties as well
  • SAFE! No Reported Adverse Effects or Rejection

Regenerative Therapy has been acknowledged in medical history across the world as a big discovery in natural healing.

 

How is Regenerative Therapy with Amniotic Allograft Injections done?

After your initial consult with our experienced doctors to see if this type of treatment can work for you, we schedule a time for you to come into our office for the procedure, which takes less than one hour to perform. 

Jessica Gross uses ultrasound-guided imaging to find the best place to inject the matrix mixture of amniotic tissues, stem cells, proteins, collagen and hyaluronic acid into your joint. 

The stem cells then start to metamorphosize into different cells; this allows the stem cells to become tissue cells, bone cells, or other kinds that are needed in that area. This ability to become whatever cells are necessary in the affected area is what medical practitioners believe is so unique about Amniotic Allograft stem cell growth.

This huge number of stem cells injected into the body will help in healing the injuries at an accelerated pace. 

 

 


The best results for Regenerative Therapy are most often seen in osteoarthritic joints.


 

To find out more about this amazing and revolutionary breakthrough treatment option and to schedule your free consultation, please call our Regenerative Therapy Hotline.

440-822-3636

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