Stem Cell Therapy

Although stem cells have been all over the news in recent years, the first kind of stem cell therapy happened over 40 years ago with the first successful bone marrow transplant. Stem cells may even help do everything from easing shoulder arthritis pains to curing Type 1 Diabetes. Learn more about stem cell therapy from West LA Medical in Los Angeles, CA.

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What Are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are special cells since they tell other cells how to grow and function. They are very flexible. They can also help the body help itself. The body makes several kinds of stem cells, from embryonic stem cells to stem cells derived from bone marrow, blood, skeletal muscles, or adipose tissue in adults.

What Is Stem Cell Therapy?

Healthy stem cells are injected into places in the body experiencing pain. The stem cells help communicate with the cells already in your body, telling them how to repair themselves and become healthy again.

What Kind of Health Problems Can Stem Cell Therapy Treat?

Stem cell therapy works for chronic pain conditions like lower back pain and osteoarthritis. It also helps many people with injuries to their joints.

Do You Have to Go Under Anesthesia for Stem Cell Therapy?

You do not need to go under anesthesia or stay in a hospital overnight to receive stem cell injections. Injections take place in the office of a doctor or chiropractor. Some clinics will harvest the patient’s own stem cells, and some clinics use stem cells from other donors.

Are There Any Side Effects to Stem Cell Therapy?

There are very few side effects to stem cell therapy injections. You may have some swelling and soreness at the injection site, and there may be temporary bleeding.

Combining Stem Cell Therapy with Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Another benefit of stem cell therapy is that it can help boost the effectiveness of another regenerative therapy called platelet rich plasma or PRP therapy. They both work on the principle that your body can speed healing by using cells it recognizes. They just work with two different materials: stem cells and blood platelets. Your doctor or chiropractor may suggest that you do both therapies to avoid surgery.

Wait Time for Results

Like with all therapies or medication, stem cell therapy works differently for each person, whether used alone or in combination with other therapies. Some people report improvement in as little as two weeks. Some people do not feel better until six months have passed. Cells take time to work and help make new, healthier cells.

Still Have Questions?

If you have further questions about whether stem cell therapy is right for you and live in Los Angeles, CA, contact West LA Medical by emailing [email protected]europathy.com or by calling (310) 427-7374 to make an appointment today.

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