Stem cell therapy is one of the newest and most effective treatment options for injury care and pain relief. Dr. Patrick King and his team at Premier Wellness Group offer stem cell therapy and other medical chiropractic treatment options to patients in the Cape Coral area of southwest Florida. If you’re suffering with a painful condition or injury and want to explore the healing power of stem cell therapy, call the office or book an appointment online.
Stem cells are the body's version of a blank slate. They’re found throughout the body in places like the blood, bone marrow, and skin. Stem cells are basic, undifferentiated cells the body uses as they are needed. When stem cells divide, they can become new stem cells, or they can develop into various kinds of specialized cells, such as bone cells or muscle cells.
During stem cell therapy, Dr, King harvests your own stem cells from your bone marrow, most commonly from the iliac crest of your hip. Stem cells found in bone marrow do the best job at healing injuries and joint damage by repairing cartilage, bone, ligaments, and tendons.
The stem cells are extracted and added to a special matrix that’s then injected into an injured area. The stem cells multiply and take on the characteristics of the injured cells to produce new, healthy cells. The natural anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of stem cells facilitate healing and pain relief.
Any type of musculoskeletal injury can benefit from treatment with stem cells. If you were injured in a car wreck, tore a knee ligament playing basketball, or hurt your hip in a slip-and-fall accident, stem cell therapy is a treatment option for you.
Stem cells also help with common conditions of aging. If you have arthritis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, spinal stenosis, or other musculoskeletal issues, stem cell therapy may speed healing and offer relief from pain when used as part of a medical chiropractic care plan.
Stem cell injections are a minimally-invasive, nonsurgical treatment approach. They’re administered in the office during a regular visit, and require little downtime after the procedure, compared to the long recovery time required for surgery.
Risk of side effects is minimal, because your own stem cells are used, so there’s no chance of an allergic reaction or rejection of the cells. Once injected into your injury site, they begin to repair damage and stimulate cellular repair. Pain and discomfort begin to slowly diminish as the healing process continues. Over time, you may experience easier movement, improved range of motion, and increased strength in the injured area.