Stem Cell Therapy
Serving Plainfield, Oswego, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Aurora, Joliet, Romeoville & The Southwesten Suburbs of Chicago
Early research has shown that treatment with non-surgical regenerative therapies such as bone marrow concentrate (stem cell) injections and prolotherapy have been helpful for treating a number of conditions for the spine. Regenerative medicine treatments can activate your body’s own adult stem cells and blood platelets to stimulate healing and speed repair for bone, muscle, joint, soft tissue and nerve injuries.
We all have healing stem cells in our bodies. Primarily found in bone marrow, these cells act as repairmen and can regenerate into the type of cell that is needed when injected into an injured area. There are several different kinds of stem cells. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are the type that we use in orthopedic treatments.
Non-surgical solutions for back pain
Back and neck pain are, unfortunately, one of the most common reasons patients visit their physician. There are many causes of neck and back pain, and about 95% of patients can be managed conservatively with physical therapy, cortisone injections, massage, osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation, medications and time.
When these treatments have failed to alleviate the pain, conventional treatment may turn to surgery as an end result to take away the pain. In many cases, however, surgery is not the best answer and sometimes may not even help a patient.
Degenerative Disc Disease
In each person’s spine there are discs between each bone of the spine (the vertebrae) that act as shock absorbers throughout every day activities such as sitting, standing, walking, running and playing sports. Through a normal process of aging, these rubbery discs begin to shrink, lose their integrity and break down over time. Usually everyone develops some degree of degenerative disc disease as they age, however some patients will have chronic pain related to failure of these discs.
Back and Neck Pain
Low back and neck pain are some of the more common reasons for a patient to visit a primary care or orthopedic physician. Some patients will live with back aches for years, while others may visit a physician quickly because of severe, acute pain, radiating symptoms, numbness or muscle weakness.
Conventional treatment of hip pain can range from anti-inflammatory medications to cortisone injections to more invasive surgical options such as a total hip replacement. PRO Medical offers some of the country’s most advanced, nonsurgical treatments for many hip conditions using your body’s own stem cells and blood platelets. Regenerative medicine treatments can activate your body’s own adult stem cells and blood platelets to stimulate healing and speed repair for hip conditions.
Knee Pain & Knee Arthritis
Knee pain is very common and can be caused by a wide range of conditions. One of the most common causes of knee pain is arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or gout. Knee pain can start suddenly or develop as a mild discomfort and gradually worsen. The exact location of the pain symptoms will help the physician determine the type of problem that needs to be treated. Patients with knee pain may have trouble walking, walk with a limp or feel unstable. In our experience, treatment of various types of knee pain with either PRP or with stem cells has resulted in improved mobility and reduced pain for patients. The treatment has the potential to ease pain and regenerate tissue and improve knee function.
Tennis elbow is a condition caused by inflammation of the tendons on the outer part of the elbow. You don’t have to play tennis to irritate and inflame the tendons, any person who does repetitive activities during the day is susceptible to this type of injury. Most patients will describe localized pain to touch on the outside of the elbow, as well as significant pain performing activities such as turning a doorknob or lifting a gallon of milk.
Most patients will improve with conservative treatment such as physical therapy and cortisone injections, however a small percentage of patients will continue to struggle with pain despite treatment. Over time, the tendon can become frayed and develop small tears within the tendon itself, causing chronic pain.
When conservative measures have failed, patients may find improvement with localized stem cell injections. Call to schedule an appointment and we can determine if stem cell treatment is appropriate for you.