Stem Cell Treatment A New Way of Healing
With at least 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain and many of them stemming from shoulder pain, it’s extremely crucial for patients to see a doctor about treatment before that pain devolves into something worse. It’s not uncommon for things like tennis elbow (TE) to last for six to 48 months if left untreated. And the problem doesn’t just affect tennis players, at least 30% of repetitive hand tasks workers suffer from this problem. So this means that office workers to construction workers to athletes could be suffering from chronic pain. But getting treatment can be costly, and surgery can be expensive.
Dr. Fady Elias wants to help all of his patients. He is best known for treating Cat Zingano, an MMA fighter, with platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections for both of his knees. He wants patients to know that there are other alternatives to treating pain and injuries that don’t involve invasive surgery. He is an advocate for stem cell therapy in California, where he practices non-invasive PRP therapy on patients suffering from chronic pain and other injuries. Techniques such as fat stem cell extraction or adipose stem cell therapy are used to to treat tendon ligament tears and help ensure a healthy supply of blood flow to injured areas.
PRP treatments work by obtaining an amount of the patient’s blood with a platelet concentration that is above normal. These platelets are then injected into the areas that are injured or experiencing chronic pain. Having a platelet that is above the normal baseline helps promote healing. This method is known for treating orthopedic injuries, repair cellular damage, and is known to regenerate tissue.
Another method involves fat stem cell extraction, where the patient’s fat cells are harvested. The process takes a few minutes, and the patient can be under local anesthesia. The stem cells are then injected into the effected areas. Current research cannot tell if the stem cells change into the cells of the damaged tissue, or induce repair, but suffice it to say that tissue repair does begin. The process is non-invasive and is considered a modern way to treat a variety of diseases such as spinal chord injuries, diabetes, and even Parkinson’s disease. However, you should consult with a specialist to see if stem cell therapy will work for your current condition.
This particular process works for those in their early 20’s to senior citizens. If you are interested or have questions about PCP injections or fat stem cell extraction, you may contact Dr. Fady Elias with your inquiries.