You’re Never too old for Stem Cell Therapy!
Have you been recommended to undergo surgery? Have you neglected a painful joint condition? Or perhaps you feel too old to even start a treatment that might actually help you? With stem cell therapy, although there are a few reasons that would exempt a candidate from treatment, age or being “too old” is definitely not one of them.
Stem cell therapy is an exciting medical advancement for those suffering from chronic pain conditions. The treatment is minimally-invasive, it requires little to no downtime and it uses biologics that come straight from the patient’s body. The cells at the heart of this treatment differ from other cells in the body in a few primary ways:
- They are immature or “new” cells with no specialized function.
- They can reproduce by dividing, even after being stagnant for a period of time.
- They can be stimulated to become specialized cells to perform certain jobs.
Where do Stem Cells Come from?
With such versatility and adaptable characteristics, stem cells have given rise to successful treatments for a wide variety of disorders and injuries arthritis, ACL tears, and rotator cuff injuries.
In our facility, we utilize stem cells harvested from adipose (fat) tissue. Using a quick mini-liposuction technique, we are able to extract the fat cells, usually from the abdominal region. The extraction only takes about 20 minutes and is performed under local anesthesia.
Once the extraction is completed, the stem cells and growth factors are separated from the fat the same day – right at our medical facility while complying with FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practice (“CGMP”) requirements.
After the stem cells are extracted, the cells are then delivered back into the body via a minimally invasive precision guided injection. The entire process takes less than 2.5 hours to complete in most cases.
We also provide specialized stem cell rehab to build strength and recondition the weakened joint in order to address all the factors that contribute to the injury and lack of proper function.
Stem Cell Therapy
The conditions that stem cell therapy can treat are common amongst the older groups, so it only makes sense for this type of technology to be available to these folks. Although stem cells found in tissues of younger people are more “potent” in their capabilities, this does not exclude older patients from the benefits of stem cell therapy.
This state-of-the-art technology is available at our facility, and it can do more than relieve your symptoms: it can give you your life back. We provide treatments in an outpatient setting, and you can return to your normal work and activities within a few days.
Regenerative medicine and stem cell technology is the path to the future. Whatever joint pain condition affects your life, stem cell therapy can get you back on your feet and make pain and disability a problem of the past. It’s a great solution to look into at any age (the oldest patient we’ve helped was 96!) – so no, you are never too old for stem cell therapy.
To schedule a consultation or to see if you’re a candidate for stem cell treatments, please call Progressive Rehabilitation Medicine at (319) 774-8143.