Stem cell therapy can help relieve your discomfort and repair damaged tissues in your body without the need for surgery. The experts at Oregon Medical Centers provide stem cell therapy in Salem and Aloha, Oregon. Led by Dr. Sunita Bhasin, who has a team of medical providers that specialize in regenerative medicine and have advanced training and experience with safe, effective stem cell therapy. Schedule a consultation online or by phone now to learn more.
What is stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that uses stem cells to replace and restore damaged tissue in the body. It’s administered through an injection into your joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and improve the function of the affected area.
How does stem cell therapy work?
Stem cell therapy takes stem cells from placental tissue and processes them for safety and effectiveness. Once stem cells are injected into your body, they work in two ways to repair damage. First, stem cells are able to differentiate into the various types of damaged tissues in the area. Second, stem cells can replicate and multiply to replace damaged or injured tissues.
With tissue damage, chronic inflammation causes pain and prevents your body from healing properly. Stem cells reduce inflammation in the area by repairing and replacing the damaged tissues, stimulating your body to heal naturally. This reduces the associated inflammation and pain of tissue injury.
Who can benefit from stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy is an effective option if you want to avoid more invasive procedures — like surgery — for your pain. Common uses for stem cell therapy include:
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Shoulder pain and stiffness
- Wrist pain
- Foot and ankle pain
Stem cells can also be used in situations when a previous treatment or surgery hasn’t worked or you’re still experiencing pain. They can also be used in conjunction with other types of therapy to relieve pain, improve your range of motion, and reduce inflammation.
What can I expect when getting stem cell therapy?
When you visit Oregon Medical Centers for stem cell therapy, you’ll meet with your doctor and nurse practitioner to discuss your symptoms, treatments you’ve tried, and the history of your injury. Your doctor then performs a thorough physical exam, assessing your flexibility and strength in the affected area and checking for signs of more complex injuries.
Once your doctor has completed your physical, they may recommend treatment to relieve your discomfort, including stem cell therapy. For the stem cell injection, your nurse practitioner cleans your skin and prepares the area for treatment.
The stem cells are injected into the affected area with a sterile syringe and the area is cleaned and covered with a bandage. In most cases, you can return to your normal activities the same day. Depending on your condition, your doctor may recommend a series of injections over several months to help you get the most benefit and pain relief.
To schedule a consultation for stem cell therapy at Oregon Medical Centers, call the office or use the online tool now.