Stem cell therapy provides an excellent alternative for patients living with chronic pain. Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants offers stem cell therapy for patients suffering from joint and disc pain. Stem cells are delivered through injections to help repair damaged or degenerated tissue.
The process is relatively simple utilizing a mini liposuction procedure with the patient under local anesthesia. The doctor withdraws fat tissue and processes the material to isolate stem cells where there’s an abundance of them. The doctor then relocates and injects the cells into the area of pain or inflammation. Since it’s the patient’s own cells that are used, it avoids the risk of the body’s immune system rejecting them.
Stem cell therapy enriches the population of stem cells, which are healthy cells, and allows natural healing to occur. The treatments, which are done on an outpatient basis, generally last about two hours and can be easily performed at the surgery center of Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants.
Some patients feel relief quickly – within a day – and for many the relief can last up to a year. Two major benefits of the treatment include being minimally invasive and shorter recovery time.
Stem cells repress inflammation, thus resulting in decreased pain. The treatments help improve function and mobility for patients – they can start enjoying an overall improved quality of life.