There are a lot of things to keep in mind when understanding stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy is an innovative, regenerative treatment option making its way into the chronic pain management industry and it has the remarkable potential to boost healing, repair damaged tissues, and alleviate moderate to severe musculoskeletal pain. This reparative medicine is called adult stem cell therapy and the pain management specialists at JMISKO surgical design md have witnessed significant success with this treatment for chronic pain and other chronic diseases. The medical providers at JMISKO will discuss what patients can expect from stem cell therapy if the patient decides to do a FREE CONSULTATION.

Fat, bone marrow, hair follicles, dental pulp, or muscles may be viable options for stem cell collection. The most common source to collect and harvest adult stem cells is bone marrow from the Iliac Crest (Hip) primarily because it contains the most bone marrow stem cell concentrate. Stem cells can also be harvested from peripheral blood, umbilical cord blood and embryos. At JMISKO, our stem cells are harvested from bone marrow.

Acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions usually benefit most from stem cell therapy. These conditions include:

  • Degenerative Diseases (i.e. osteoarthritis)
  • Overuse Injuries (i.e. tennis or golf elbow)
  • Ligament, Tendon or Muscle Damage (i.e. ACL tears, rotator cuff tears)

Stem Cell Therapy: The Process

Adult stem cells are unique because they have the potential to become specialized cell types, including muscle cells, red blood cells, cartilage cells or brain cells.

On the day of the extraction, the patient receives IV anesthesia/sedation (similar to other outpatient procedures like a colonoscopy). The physician will withdraw roughly 60-100 CCs of bone marrow stem cell concentrate. Next, the perfusionist will insert the collected sample into a centrifuge machine to separate the stem cells and platelets from the blood.

With the stem cells and platelets carefully divided from the blood sample, the physician will then inject the stem cells into the injury site. A complementary therapy, like a platelet-rich plasma injection, may be recommended to quicken the healing process.

Risks, Benefits and Eligibility

It’s unlikely patients experience adverse effects to their own cells. Nevertheless, in very rare cases complications like contaminations and manipulations can occur. Benefits of stem cell therapy include tissue and bone growth, improving function, and pain relief. Individuals with non-healing bone fractures, damaged spinal discs, muscle, tendon or ligament tears, and/or chronic musculoskeletal pain, may be candidates for stem cell therapy.

To learn more about this treatment options or to schedule a FREE consultation to see if stem cell therapy is right for you.